Tagged: Canada used tools
15 February 2013 at 4:31 am #7975Gary HodginParticipant
Gary, I’m interested those saws. I need to follow up on them.
Dave, I read *somewhere* on the Internet that Wenzloff has more orders than they can fill.
My guess is that Rob will post something about the saws when they become available. This may occur before they show up on LV’s website. This is what happened to the new LV saw file holder. Rob provided an order number which could be used to order the holder over the phone prior to it showing up on the website. He follows the major forums pretty well.
I’ve heard the same thing as Kelly about Wenzloff being behind on orders. It appears he has a big demand for his saws and he has had some health problems in the past. Not sure if that’s what is going on now. His website seems to be working and his saws are still listed on LV’s website.15 February 2013 at 6:24 am #7981ScottParticipant
Mike Wenzloff has been a strong force in the WW world and I hope he and his business rebounds. I love the look of his saws at LV, and the prices seem to be reasonable compared to some other vendors.
I received the Veritas Dovetail and small (16 TPI) crosscut saw as a present the year before last, and they have been a joy to use. They start easily and cut smooth. When LV starts selling a Veritas Tenon saw, I think that the rip dovetail, crosscut carcass, and rip tenon will be a great, affordable trifecta.
For now I have a pair of 14″ Disston tenon saws that I bought before vintage prices started going crazy. They were expertly reconditioned and sharpened by a woodworker/collector in Hawaii. They are doing carcass and tenon work just fine.
-Scott Los Angeles18 February 2013 at 8:23 pm #8127tobiasParticipant
Coming back to the original topic of used tools.Lately I had some good shoots on eBay and bought a #5, #10 (both low knobs), two record #50’s, a #778 and 3 back saws. While one of the saws indeed is more a banana than a strait saw I overall payed far less for ALL the tools than for ONE Veritas plow plane and got a lot of nice tools. And sure they all needed some work (or some more…) to make them not only functional but beautiful looking and sharp. In my opinion it was not too much work though and I really enjoyed tuning my tools, blades and what not. I do not look back in regret…
Don’t get me wrong here, I own some nice new tools from Veritas, Lee Nielsen etc. as well and I love using them lots! Anyways the point I wanted to make is: there is no general right or wrong in choosing old OR new. If you do NOT enjoy disassembling your tools, cleaning, tuning, sharping, honing and assemble them it definitely is the wrong way to go. Get a new QUALITY(!!!) tool instead that performs right out of the box and enjoy slicing, shaving and cutting wood instead! If your budget is tight, well you either have to have the patience to save your funds or get your hands dirty in old crud and rust.
Me personally I like both worlds next to each other: a nice old Stanley next to a bronze LN #4! Both beautiful looking performers! Just never try to compare both planes because although they are both smoothers in the end you are comparing apples and oranges if it comes to the details. And if they both do what they were intended to do, lean back and enjoy the shining beautiful smooth surfaces you’ve just planed and be thankful to have those beauties!
Amen… 😉19 February 2013 at 2:02 am #8149
Tobias Ziegenbein, Yep, like I said, I like old tools. It’s just getting harder and harder to find good deals on ’em. Like this one (attached). I paid $25.00 for this Stanley 71 1/2. It needed some cleaning and the cutters needed sharpening really bad. But I think it turned out real nice. I see ’em on ebay anywhere from $50 to $90!
It sounds like you found some good deals too. 🙂
Texas, USA22 February 2013 at 10:25 pm #8351
Maybe I need to eat my words. Or maybe I made a mistake.
I just bought this Disston Back Saw from a local guy. He says it’s from the 1800s because it doesn’t have any etchings on the blade and, it has the words “Cast Steel” on the spine. It’s about 12 tpi.
Besides needing to be cleaned up a bit, it needs to be jointed and sharpened. I think it’ll be a nice saw.
I also bought the Pexto dividers. Or maybe some folks call it a compass.
Texas, USA22 February 2013 at 10:31 pm #8357KenParticipant
Nice find Kelly, I do like them dividers. Nice job 🙂22 February 2013 at 10:39 pm #8358jgust747Participant
Nice find, good to see that there sill are some local tools around here. The few I have seen have had crazy prices like $500 for a D8.
Dallas, Texas22 February 2013 at 10:47 pm #8359
Thanks Ken and Johan.
Johan, since your local, and at the risk of giving away my “honey hole,” 🙂 Check out Lynn Dowd in Garland. He gets some really good vintage tools and his prices are reasonable. Tell him I sent you. 🙂 He’s a great guy.
Texas, USA25 February 2013 at 2:16 pm #8447jgust747Participant
Thanks bud, I have to stop by there.
Dallas, Texas18 March 2013 at 2:48 pm #9514rustyParticipant
Maybe I am cheap and crafty but I just picked up a bunch of great stuff in one stop.
disston no68 -$3, marples (blue plastic handles 1′,3/4″,1/2″) $3each, mint record 071 with fence – $55, record 044 – $27 (no depth stop, and only one cutter “pointed” but I will just use a chisel..thanks to Paul)
stanley #4 – $35 (more expensive but I have never seen one like this in this condition) it has a nickel plated depth adjuster knob, heavier casting with raised bed on toe and heal…My issue is it appears to mark the wood as if it was aluminum but maybe this will pass after an oiling. It was made in England.
Has anyone had an issue with planes leaving a black mark on wood?
There was also a $60 Groz 7″ quick release vise that I didn’t buy as the quick release bar twisted a great deal when i first tried to release it but I was curious if this vise was any good, thoughts?
I did have to drive 5 hours round trip to get these but I made a day out of it and took my wife out for dinner and I bought her a box rule ($5) and 100yr old one man buck saw ($40) she liked.
My tool kit is established enough to start some projects Keep your eyes open Canada – local antique shops, kijiji all the way18 March 2013 at 9:46 pm #9532
Dang Russell! You got a great haul! That awesome.
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