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Old 07-08-2018, 02:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My wife & I did a little antique shopping in New Braunfels, TX this weekend and we happened to find a shop that had a lot of very reasonably priced merchandise.

I picked up this near mint condition level for $8, an excellent heavy-duty chisel for $23, and a micrometer in perfect condition except to a little surface rust for $4. My wife picked up several nice bargains for the house.
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Nice !!! . I like finding antique tools also !!!
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I think my 1946 Delta band saw qualifies as an antique these days! They really don't make 'em like they used to!
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Those are great finds. I love having the historical feeling in my shop that comes from using old tools.
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Nice score, Edgar!


A few weeks ago I found a micrometer at a yard sale for $5 and it followed me home -- as did a metric tap and die set and an old back saw that was made in Sheffield, England (my sister and niece live in Sheffield)


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Some of my best tool buys have been from antique shops, flea markets and yard sales. I once bought some really great woodturning tools for $5.00 each. Antiques only marked "cast steel". Far better than the $80.00 to $100.00 name brand ones I have.
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We once bought a mechanic's multi drawer tool box, completely filled with tools for $47. Had a full set of S&K wrenches, and a full set of S&K sockets. That alone paid for the box!
The guy died and his wife sold off all his tools at a garage sale for pennies on the dollar.
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Great find!👍🏻

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...The guy died and his wife sold off all his tools at a garage sale for pennies on the dollar.
My greatest fear is that when I die my wife will sell my tools for what I told her I paid for them .
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