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Chuck Jones
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Old, very old, primative hand tools

Postby Chuck Jones » Wed Aug 10, 2016 10:37 pm

This is not exactly a classified ad. It's more or less just to seek ideas, advice, and share information.

Are you interested in a truckload of very old hand carpenter (or wood wright) tools :?:

We're talking boxes and boxes. Many of these tools were most likely hand made, some probably factory made. Hand planers for about any shape you can imagine; coves, beads, rabbets, box, joint, tongue and grove. Augers, brace and bits, handsaws.

A neighbor, Greg, had a brother named Mark who passed several years ago. Their parents have since passed on leaving Greg as heir to their property. Greg is in the process of clearing out a house and several buildings. He has discovered that Mark had acquired and stored (hoarding is another description) all these tools in the attic of his parents house and several outbuildings. He is trying to decide the most appropriate and practical way to dispose of them. Greg is not in good physical condition and does not wish to expend the effort necessary to sort, inventory, advertise, and sell these things individually. He would much prefer to sell them to a broker who is better situated to deal with them.

The pictures below are just some that Greg and his wife have managed to box up and remove from the attic. They say there are far more still to be boxed up, including augurs, braces, bits, handsaws, along with some more modern tools.

If you have any ideas or interest, or know someone who does, contact me by PM or email and I will pass it along to Greg.
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Re: Old, very old, primative hand tools

Postby Tom Sherman » Thu Aug 11, 2016 7:09 pm

Chuck you might have him check with a reperable auctioneer. That's quite a selection of old planes you have pictured, if the rest is anything like this should be a few dollars involved.

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Re: Old, very old, primative hand tools

Postby hughie mackay » Fri Aug 12, 2016 5:04 am

Chuck I would have a look on line as there are several sites that have an interest in old tools.

http://www.tias.com/tools/woodworking/

http://www.jimbodetools.com/

http://www.oldtools.com/

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Re: Old, very old, primative hand tools

Postby Chuck Jones » Fri Aug 12, 2016 10:15 am

Thanks Hughie, those links are interesting and I am passing them along to Greg.

It's obvious it takes a lot of time and work to get individual tools to a "market place" and to manage the selling and shipping. It's like they say around here "The price of firewood varies greatly with where it is".

One thing that became obvious to me when I scanned through the web sites, most of the tools are manufactured by "famous" named factories. From what I've seen of Greg's lot, most are hand made with no labeling.

Tom, sadly Greg was a highly respected and reputable auctioneer, but health has taken its toll.


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