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Dyverse Musings On Early Trades, Crafts & Industries
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Some days you just have to monetize

Mon, 01/26/2015 - 10:00am
Look to your right and you'll see a widget that displays my current Ebay listings. While the term 'monetizing' annoys me to no end, it's what everybody uses. If it was up to me, I would write something like: Hey! I'm trying to make some cash! Lookee Here! But, too many words and too direct. Thus, we have Monetizing because, I guess, it makes people feel better about asking other people to buy something. Till next, Gary
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Salt Saw With Copper or Bronze Blade

Tue, 01/20/2015 - 1:31pm
This is one of those peculiar tools that I've read about but never had the opportunity to exam one, much less own one. I can't determine if the blade is copper or a bronze or brass alloy. The blade is fairly hard, has a decent spring to it. Any information on salt saws would be much appreciated! Till next, Gary
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A Different Lufkin Measuring Tool: Circumference Gauge

Sun, 01/18/2015 - 3:21pm
Not my photos, just borrowed from the auction listing, which means I'm waiting to receive this. While I'm not any kind of an expert on mensuration gadgets, so far from it that I'ld have to use a telescope to even think of being an expert, this Lufkin Circumference Gauge/Measuring device intrigued me. May guess is a wheelwrights gauge but it could have been used for anything that required a quick assesment of dimensions. If it's diffferent, I like it. If it's the same old same old, not so much Till next, Gary
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James E. Price on the history of old tool collecting

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:06am
Recently on the Facebook group I manage: Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade, I asked of the assembly this simple question: Today's pithy question: What will be the next tool that was a good tool, average price but will now be the Next Big Thing at elevated prices? (I have no idea but someone just might have and idea) Jim Price responded with what I consider to be the most well thought out, insightful and comprehensive response on the history and current state of the tool market for collectors and users. "Gary, Your guess is as good as mine concerning...
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If you're going to make a lamp out of a plane, at least be creative!

Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:47am
This is simply too boring for words. I expect more from plane lamps!
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Notice: Upcoming Three Day Greenville, Kentucky Auction - Tools, Machinery, RR, Keen Kutter, Winchester, Firestone, Advertising, Padlocks, Blacksmithing, Industrial, Collectibles and so on

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 8:53pm
The coming June 11, 12, 13 2015 there will be an immense three day auction of the estate of a very discrete and discriminating amasser of everything he came across and liked over his lifetime as a Miner in Kentucky. At Greenville, Kentucky, on site with tents, food and musical guests (scratch that, no musical guests) at the long time family home of a Miner who collected an astounding array of trade, craft and industrial antiques and collectibles. For a brief glimpse of what the auctioneers are busily sorting through: There will even be a Dukes Of Hazzard lunch box....
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Gotta Make A Living - Yours Truly Ebay auctions

Sun, 01/04/2015 - 7:48pm
Yes, I'm back in the fray again, selling on Ebay as well as the new Facebook group Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade Over on Ebay, I'll continue to list stuff for sale, all good quality user and often some collector tools too. Custom Made Beech Router Plane Blade Made from File The Famous 1869 Patented Johnson & Taintor Push Drill. One of the earliest and certainly prettiest! L. B. Richardson Patent 1859 Shoemakers Last Pliers (Richardson called them Last Machine). Peculiar looking to say the least and a must for your next whatsit session. I really really like the...
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New FaceBook Group - Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade

Sun, 12/28/2014 - 3:16pm
Ebay is ok. Buying and selling in forums is ok. But it's nice to be part of public arenas with the ability to arrange rules and processes as both you and the participating membership, wishes. Once a forum member suggested to me that a FaceBook group devoted to buying, selling and trading antique tools would be a good thing. After mulling it over for a week or two, the plunge was took. Thus was born the Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade Group on Facebook. Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade Currently anyone can join as the group is Public....
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Tea Chest of a different kind

Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:53am
For some odd reason, I have been stumbling across old tea caddies of a variety of sorts. This one is not so much a tea caddy as a tea chest. A chest for shipping lots of tea. Dimensions are: 27" wide, 19" high, 17" depth It's made of a soft pine, edged with rice paper, lined with sheet tin and labeled in a language other than English. The chest, or box, has a slight smokey scent to it that reminds me of Lapsang Souchong tea. The box boards are joined with a simple box joint that was made by hand,...
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A Scorp It Ain't, A Box Scraper, It Is.

Wed, 12/03/2014 - 3:28pm
Invariably I come across this gadget on Ebay listed as a scorp, a chair makers drawknife, a chair makers hollowing tool, and so on. It's a box scraper. When everything was shipped in wood boxes and barrells, the old inked or burnt in words had to be removed in order for the crate or barrell to be reused. That's what this is, always was and always will be.
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