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    Brown Tool Auction

    Hundreds of tools for sale by auction, the photos and descriptions are fascinating [to me anyway]

    BTW, I have no financial interest.

    https://www.finetoolj.com/ftj.php/auction/view/59
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    Neat stuff to see there thanks for sharing - out of my range I suppose more oriented towards collectors than users it appears.

    And... I learned something HUDLEMAKER'S TWYBIL leads to http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twybil

    ""In the heyday of the twybil, mortises in small work were often round-ended and so could be cut very quickly by brace and twybil alone, the tenon being rounded to fit.[6] Only large, or high-quality work required the square ends and smoothed sides of a precise mortise.""


    Heh, I picked up a copy (well almost) of Item B-681 at an estate sale a couple months ago - didn't know it was an ice pick, I figured it was a scratch awl, works for that anyway.. Interesting. I think I paid $1.50, not $100+ Although on closer inspection the one I have doesn't have any lettering on the ferrule and is not nearly as shiny so undoubtedly not worth nearly that much (still in good condition, but has a nice patina )

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    Nice tools maybe I bid on one or two but I don't understand the final numbers that they put on each description. Is it a price range orientation?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Toni Ciuraneta View Post
    Nice tools maybe I bid on one or two but I don't understand the final numbers that they put on each description. Is it a price range orientation?
    I think so Toni, I've never bid on one of these auctions, but have bought some tools from Clarence Blanchard [who owns the company] over the years.
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    Is it just me, or do those prices look kind of high for some of those items?
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    I think the prices are on the high end, but the tools are also in pretty good shape. Clarence has a rep for honest descriptions, and has written some valuation guides that seem fairly accurate. I don't think you get bargains, but you do get good value.
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