If anybody remembers the thread about the 60' bandsaw, I just got back from
the auction where it was mentioned. There was indeed no 60' bandsaw at the
auction. There WAS a 14' Buffalo, a lathe of undetermined manufacture (it
was battleship grey), and several other power tools, mostly craftsman. I
didn't get any of them.
however, get a few things. I spent 22.50 on a box containing
miscellaneous jars full of miscellaneous fasteners, AND two rollup pouches,
one containing about eight old, well-used but cared-for chisels, a few of
them with wooden handles that looked OLD. The other pouch had various
screwdrives, one of them an old push-type Yankee, with all the pieces still
in the head. They actually auctioned off the choice of about ten boxes, all
filled with miscellaneous junk, among them that box. I got high bid,
reached out and grabbed it, and all around me, in unison, I heard the word
"damn!". I guess a few others had checked out that particular box too. The
auctioneer asks if I want any more, I said no, and then he asks what was it
about that box? I unfold the pouch with the chisels and he directs a few
choice words at the helper.
30 bucks for a Sargent 409 plane, 25 bucks each for a Stanley #7 and a
Stanley Bailey K6. $17.50 for two stanley block planes, one looks old, the
other fairly new. I've been trying to date the Stanleys. So far, at this
I have the #7 dated to about 1931. I'm having a hard time
believing it, but for the K6 I keep coming up with about 1888. I keep
thinking I must be missing something. If true, I'm just gloating because I
love having really old stuff.
I now have some work to do, since it was raining and drizzling the whole
time, and every plane is now rusted. There was no getting around it. When
they're holding the auction in the drizzlin rain, outside, just letting
everything get wet, you end up with wet tools. If I remember right, steel
wool and WD40 will take care of it. Anybody got any other suggestions? I
mean besides "Take 'em apart and wipe 'em off!" I already did that.