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    Sweetheart of an Auction

    Well made it to the auction this morning. Picked up a few things.

    Old drill, anybody know more about it?



    Some saws
    Belknap Bluegrass #47, Belknap- The Home Stretch and a Disston.


    Stanley #6 Type 8


    Stanley #4C Type 19


    Stanley #5C Type 17 Sweetheart. Even has the little logo on the blade.

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    Man Steve, why don't we have auctions like that out here. Nice hual...
    "There’s a lot of work being done today that doesn’t have any soul in it. The technique may be the utmost perfection, yet it is lifeless. It doesn’t have a soul. I hope my furniture has a soul to it." - Sam Maloof
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    Don this is from a week or so ago. I posted in the wrong area.


    This #5 was completely shot. Bottom gone with rust.


    2 more next Sunday afternoon, 27th. Will have to pre-shop to determine which I want to go to.

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    Nice find! What do you think, 1 of 4 or 5 auctions has something useful and affordable?
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    Ron, down here it averages about 1-3. I usually try and pre-shop. Or Pre-look as it would be.

    Really it is a good way for me too meet older woodworkers. Have several people ask what/ why I wanted this or that. When I tell them I plan on cleaning up and reusing them, they like it. Today I got a lead on couple more planes and several saws. Usually, the only thing they ask, is that the tools be used and not sat on a shelf.

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    That's really great Steve. The closer to Indy you get the more junk at high prices you get. And if there is good "stuff" there are usually too many buyers to make it work with my budget and worthwhile.
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    Steve,
    Your #6 is not a Type 8. With its kidney-holed lever cap, and toe ring, it's more likely a type 16 (1933~1941).

    Likewise, your #5C is not a Type 17. 17s were mot sweethearts, and the too-thin casting and rosewood knob/tote on yours are wrong for a 17 as well. It also appears to have a 'keyhole' lever cap. It's more likely a Type 12 or 13.

    The drill you asked about looks like a Millers Falls eggbeater that I have. I don't know much more about it that that, though.

    In any event, whatever the typs and sizes, you made a pretty good haul. Congrats on that!
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    Jim the 6 doesn't have a kidney hole. I will take a front on shot tomorrow. The 5 doesn't have it either. I meant type 13. The my other 5 is a 17. I am using rexmill for my info. I think I may have too many, I can't keep track. The 5 in the second set of pictures, I didn't even count.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Southwood View Post
    ...The my other 5 is a 17... I think I may have too many, I can't keep track. The 5 in the second set of pictures, I didn't even count.
    You can NEVER have too many! I have somewhere around 120 now, and I'm still looking.

    I have a little trestle table project in work (more info and some pix of that later) and just yesterday - in spite of the heat - I had six different planes and a couple scrapers going on it.

    Clean 'em, sharpen 'em, ENJOY 'em!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim DeLaney View Post
    Clean 'em, sharpen 'em, ENJOY 'em!
    That's the plan. I can't stand people that put tools on a shelf. But they are a necessary evil of sorts. If it would be for true collectors, most people wouldn't think twice about tossing these old tools in the dump.

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