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Blog series by shipwright updated 03-22-2014 05:14 PM 2 parts 5811 reads 52 comments total

Part 1: An Old Plane with a Story

03-19-2014 01:26 AM by shipwright | 30 comments »

In my corner of Green Valley Az., I am the woodworker, the guy who always has the garage door up and is in there making something. I guess this is why one of my neighbors from down the street came into the shop today to interrupt my play by presenting me with this lovely old plane. It is a Sandusky Tool Co. #18. The logo is still discernible in the front of the body and the iron is original (I assume) as it has the same logo. It is a little the worse for wear but seems to have an exce...

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Part 2: My First Estate Sale

03-22-2014 05:14 PM by shipwright | 22 comments »

Last night, when I checked the forums I couldn’t help noticing this one posted by poopiekat about a mega batch of woodworking tools at an estate sale in Tucson. Well since Green Valley is just south of Tucson I made up my mind to go. I don’t do the garage / estate sale circuit and have no idea how it works so I looked at the outing as an adventure that would be worth the time even if I came up empty. I called the company that was running the sale and found that they handed out ...

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