I was lucky enough to stumble across a honey hole of hand tools at a local garage sale today. The home belongs to a man who collected tools and worked wood for 66 years as a hobby. While it was not exactly a museum collection, I made off with a very nice haul for an almost embarrassingly low price.
2 Disston D-23 hand saws in excellent user condition
A Lakeside tools handsaw, L100 model, similar to Disston d-100 with extra handgrip hole for two handed grip, also in good user condition
Willard saw company small skew-back saw in excellent user condition
Stanley 4C in excellent user condition
somewhat beat up but restoration worthy Stanley transitional planes #29 and #35
Robert Sorby 3/8″ bevel chisel
handful of asst, unused saw files
Brand new flat file
half-dozen asst auger bits
Stanley hand drill
E.C. Atkins bow (buck?) saw in excellent shape with about 50% original red paint remaining, very tight but blade a bit rusty. Very good teeth, just needs a good cleaning.
Stanley Sweetheart 26″ wood level (cherry or mahogany, I think) No. 5…brass ends and adjustment plates.
All for less than 75$.
As they say: Post pictures or it didn’t happen. 😉
I almost did not read this thread because I feared it may get me scouring Craigslist again. I have gotten some great deals, but have easily spent about 100+ hours over the years scanning/searching the “tools for sale” and “materials” sections. I also have a dozen Craigslist RSS feeds in my mail program INBOX that I police on a daily basis. The ridiculous asking prices on Los Angeles CL and my unwillingness to suffer bad traffic prevent me from buying too many old tools.
-Scott Los Angeles
Great haul Chris-
Odd that there was only one Sorby chisel, but it looks like a beauty.
I have a 24″ D-23, and it is a great, lightweight go-to saw.
I am not familiar enough with the Lakeside brand, quite possible it was made by Disston, Atkins or Simonds. The handle and plate looks like my Disston D-8.
-Scott Los Angeles
Someone else who bought a lathe beat me to the rest of the Sorby chisels; at least six or seven others. For whatever reason they didn’t want the 3/8. For $2 bucks I really don’t know why he didn’t snap that one up too. As for the Lakeside, it says L-100 so I think it may be a Disston D-100 which is a variant of the D-8, since the tote looks so much like this one:
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