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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim McCue View Post
    The only other common recommendation I can think of is hyperkitten.com

    But honestly I would use the sawmill creek classifieds as my first resource.
    I have purchased from Josh Clark of Hyperkitten - great guy, not a lot of tools compared to the others (particularly Patrick), but accurate descriptions and fair prices. He ships with Pirateship, so shipping is reasonable. I suspect some of the other sources do, as well.

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    I just bought a nice set of Stanley No. 40 Chisels with the black composite handles from Michael Rouillard, his prices are reasonable, shipping within the Continental US is free and I couldn't be happier. Just Google his name and "tools" it'll bring you to his site.

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    Besides...IF I happen to have a spare (imagine that?) and it be a tool someone wants....I usually ship the smaller tools out on my dime...as a way of "Paying Forward"...
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Keeton View Post
    I have purchased from Josh Clark of Hyperkitten - great guy, not a lot of tools compared to the others (particularly Patrick), but accurate descriptions and fair prices. He ships with Pirateship, so shipping is reasonable. I suspect some of the other sources do, as well.
    Yeah, me too. Agree with everything you mention. Forgot to include him in my original post. What I especially like about Josh and Patrick is that they will dig through their hoard (itís mountainous - Iíve seen photos) to find something youíre looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steven c newman View Post
    All I would need from the OP...is the mailing address..
    I have a spare Stanley No. 51 sitting on my desk. It has been used a bit, but I do keep my spokeshaves sharp and ready for work.

    Price? NADA...called paying it forward..let me know.

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    I appreciate your generous offer. Find someone more worthy than me!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    Thanks for the replies! As a power tool user, it hurts me to say I am slowly moving more in the neander direction, but it's true! At the recommendation of a friend who uses spoke shaves regularly, I ordered for rehabbing, a Stanley No. 52 off of E-bay. I plan on ordering a Boggs Flat spoke shave from L-N tomorrow.

    What size blade replacement blade should I order for the Stanley No. 52? 2 1/8"?
    You'll love the Boggs shave. It will absolutely spoil you.
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    Patrick Leach's mailing list and it's probably good reading for a newbie, get exposed to lots of information.
    Quite a bit of my knowledge on tools comes from reading Patrick Leach's monthly list and looking at the (tool porn) pictures.

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    Pat Leach, Hyperkitten, and Jim Bode are all good suggestions, although my perception is that they ask prices only a collector could love. If it's what you want it's what you want I guess. Walt at Brass City Tools (RIP) was more of a working man's used tool dealer. I picked up a couple items from him back in the day for super reasonable prices.

    One of the best outlets I've found is Colonial Homestead in Millersburg, OH. Alas, no web presence and no credit card sales. It's a good place to get in trouble in a real hurry. Think kid in candy store. I've been to the old location downtown a couple times. They're in a new building now. James Wright did a little YouTube feature on the store that's linked below. There are other vids out there too


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROgF...dByWrightHowTo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob Luter View Post
    Pat Leach, Hyperkitten, and Jim Bode are all good suggestions, although my perception is that they ask prices only a collector could love.
    I dunno about the others but Josh's prices (Hyperkitten) have seemed very reasonable to me as compared to the stuff I see on ebay. Especially when you consider that he charges super reasonable shipping and does not sell junk.

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    +1. Josh's tools and prices are much more in the user category. Great service and everything I've gotten from him has been excellent.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Fitzgerald View Post
    I plan on ordering a Boggs Flat spoke shave from L-N tomorrow.
    I bought a curved Boggs from Anne of All Trades at a L-N tool fair years ago (2017?). That tool is a wonder of precision. If anything, it was beyond my skill set to get a good result from, initially. I ranted about it here back then. I eventually got the hang of it, but not before I ran out and bought a straight 151 and its curved counterpart (152? I forget), with their much wider throats. I still use them for quick and coarse work. One came in pristine shape from tooltique.com, which no one else seems to talk about. I highly recommend that source.

    But the Boggs is to spokeshaves what a L-N 5-1/2 is to hand planes.

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    One came in pristine shape from tooltique.com, which no one else seems to talk about. I highly recommend that source.
    This could be the reason no one is talking about it.

    Tooltique.png

    It seems like so many others it has left the internet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    This could be the reason no one is talking about it.

    Tooltique.png

    It seems like so many others it has left the internet.

    jtk
    He had the wrong address. It's https://tooltique.co.uk/

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    It has been a long time since my tool accumulation phase that a lot of the sites of my old habits have not been visited.

    Many of the links no longer reach an active site.

    Here are some that have not been mentioned in earlier post that appear to still be active:

    https://www.oldtools.com > if my memory is working the last time this site was contacted their prices included shipping.

    https://workingtools.biz

    http://www.jonzimmersantiquetools.com/index.html

    http://www.sydnassloot.com/tools.htm > Check out the "Favorite Web Sites link.

    http://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com > St James makes difficult to find replacement parts for many Stanley tools.

    https://www.antique-used-tools.com > Has many parts for Stanley along with a page with Stanley blade stamps and a Bedrock type study.

    I have no association with any of the above and may or may not have done business with some of them in the past.

    jtk
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Koepke View Post
    It has been a long time since my tool accumulation phase that a lot of the sites of my old habits have not been visited.

    Many of the links no longer reach an active site.

    Here are some that have not been mentioned in earlier post that appear to still be active:

    https://www.oldtools.com > if my memory is working the last time this site was contacted their prices included shipping.

    https://workingtools.biz

    http://www.jonzimmersantiquetools.com/index.html

    http://www.sydnassloot.com/tools.htm > Check out the "Favorite Web Sites link.

    http://www.stjamesbaytoolco.com > St James makes difficult to find replacement parts for many Stanley tools.

    https://www.antique-used-tools.com > Has many parts for Stanley along with a page with Stanley blade stamps and a Bedrock type study.

    I have no association with any of the above and may or may not have done business with some of them in the past.

    jtk
    Not sure what is going with sydnassloot (SandysTools backwards). Sandy isn't responding to my emails trying to buy tools.

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