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    For those with way too much cash on hand...


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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    Doesn't look like the tool were ever used.

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    Lots of high end tools in the collection. The owner must have had deep pockets too.

    https://bridgecitytools.com

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    I used to get bridge city's catalogs but I never considered buying anything from them. The tools look very nice but too nice to be used by me. Lee Valley I don't put on quite that pedistal.

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    Quote Originally Posted by blackhawk View Post
    Doesn't look like the tool were ever used.
    The sad reality is that this was likely someone who had yearned to do woodworking for many years, saved up their money over a lifetime and then splurged on a wonderful workshop when they retired only to either pass away or move into a nursing home shortly afterwards before they ever really got to use and enjoy any of their new toys. It makes one wonder what sort of plans and dreams their owner might have had in store for them had he/she had the time and opportunity?

    The moral being to make the most of each day and do the things you enjoy today, even if only for an hour or two each week!

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    I was told by an elderly gentleman, many decades ago, that "Life is what happens to you while you're making plans". He was spot on.
    A society grows great when old men plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in".

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    That is one impressive collection. I'd like to buy them all, but would lose half of them in the divorce which will occur shortly after purchasing.
    Measure twice... cut once... SCREAM LOUDLY... get another board

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    If it's like some of the estate sales I've been to, day 1 is overpriced, day 2 decent, but day 3 if anything left, can get at good price. They sale in Clayton recently the guy running it was saying on day 1 "just make me an offer on the hand planes, got too many and need them gone". If you're close, worth a stop by and see what pricing is like.

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    OMG - They just keep adding stuff... I am going to go. I don't expect to be able to afford anything but I just want to gawk!

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    Buying tools can be an addiction; particularly of this quality. It's obvious the person had some serious buying power. I hope he, (or she), enjoyed dusting them off.
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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    I have a theory of woodworking
    1) beginner- lower close tools, smaller size power tools are attractive and work sugge ineptly to learn
    2) novice- slightly higher cost tools purchased at yard sales, a few savored old tool finds and at least a higher quality table saw
    3) intermediate woodworker- collection grows and now you part with those HF tools in your own yard sale. More older antique planes, a single lie Nielsen increase power tools to mid tier and larger equipment. A lot of commercial lower quality jigs.
    4) mature woodworker- you have a good collection of higher end antique and better quality tools. A few treasured tools as in this sale, almost commercial grade size and quality with most purchased used. Replacement of lower quality jigs with the better commercial variants or precise and specific home made jigs specific to your work. Significant collection of Lie Nielsen, Festool, Powermatic....
    5) artisan- all top end antique or new tools, top quality power tools in every arena and a significant collection of home made jigs and commercial accessories to make work easier

    I have gone through stage 1,2 and 3 and have entered stage 4. Each stage improved my skill
    and demanded higher end tools. If I added all of the money I spent on tools together and subtracted all of the income reform selling items I no longer use, it may have been more cost effective and my skills developed faster if I had purchased the best. I.e Cabinet professional grade table saw, 20-24 inch planer, 20 inch high quality band saw, 12 inch jointer... And all high end hand tools, it would have been about break even.

    As I look back, I ponder which would create the best woodworking skills, all the best at the start or learning with cheap tools that stay sharp the first two minutes of use. A high quality tool feels good in your hands, stays sharp and takes less time for projects.

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    Does anybody know the value of the St James Bay Tool assortment of small planes Lot 710-716. Looking at their current offering it seems they sell plane kits and parts

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    Re: For those with way too much cash on hand...

    I think I spotted the one that does not belong, #900 lol.

    always wanted to try a hnt gordon plane, the exotic woods from australia are beautiful. I really need to stay away from this

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