So I don’t post here as often as I would like, but I spend a lot of time over on Instagram (@tmb1752 if you’re interested). If you follow me there, you know I’ve kinda been changing my lifestyle in minor increments. i.e. eating healthier, exercising regularly, yoga, etc. Well one of the other things I have been working on is the ability to let go. A majority of that is letting go of stuff, both material stuff and otherwise. If I’ve never mentioned it before, I have a minor obsession with collecting tools. Nothing wrong with it, but I’ve finally decided that with a lifestyle change, this was one area I needed to work on as it is the most painful to think about. Since I am a rip off the band-aid guy, here we go.
I am listing approximately 25 items over the next few days. I like Chris Schwarz’s rules for purchasing his tools over at Lost Art Press, so I am borrowing them for here (with his approval of course, Thanks Chris!):
First I think the prices I list are fair, but if you feel you would like to make an offer on a tool, do so. I may not accept it, but you’ll never know. Just don’t be upset if I don’t.
As soon as the tool is sold, I will mark it as “sold” here on the blog.
Ask me all the questions you like about an item. But the first one to say “I’ll take it” gets it. I take paypal or personal check. After I receive your payment, I will ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. If I don’t get your payment within two weeks, the piece goes back up for sale.
All prices include domestic shipping. Nothing outside the US, Sorry.
To buy an item, send an e-mail to email@example.com and in the subject line please put the name of the item you want. If you say “I’ll take it,” and I don’t know what item you want, confusion ensues.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you. All the tools have been used so they all show wear, but I take great care of my tools!
Lie-Nielsen #85 Cabinet Maker’s Scraper – SOLD!
I am an ebay junkie when it comes to tools, but there are a few that I have purchased directly from Lie-Nielsen and I will mention those as I list. This is one.
Lie-Nielsen No. 1 – SOLD
Another tool purchased directly from Lie-Nielsen. Fits well in smaller hands and nice for smaller work, but not one I really need.
Lie-Nielsen Large Shoulder Plane – SOLD
A good shoulder plane, but I have more than I need. My smaller hands prefer the smaller shoulder planes.
Lie-Nielsen 112 Large Scraping Plane – SOLD!
What can I say, I like this plane, but use it rarely.
Lie-Nielsen No. 7 – SOLD!
Out of all my tools I will be listing there are two that I am having the hardest time listing for sale. This is one. I love this tool. But I have the low angle jointer from Lie-Nielsen and lately I find myself reaching more for it than this one.
Lie-Nielsen No. 140 Skew Block Plane (Right Handed) – $190
Being a collector, I bought both the left and right of these. But the truth is I am a lefty, so this one gets left out of the fun. I have used it when the grain goes in different directions, so it has some tarnish on it, but a great user.
Thanks for looking! I will post more soon!!