Dang cold winter is here. Thus I spend a lot of time in the basement shop restoring tools and getting ready for the shows. My two big shows for the winter is the Mass. Woodworking Show & the NJ Woodworking Show.
Looking forward to Spring and the different vintage tool activities it brings. See my TOOL EVENTS for places I will be at.
I am always interested in purchasing vintage tools in any condition. Also I am willing to purchase whole collections or assist you with a collection liquidation. Finding new homes for a tool collection thru dealer purchases, Craiglist sales, Auction sales, and garage sales, we will take a collection and turn it into cash.
The best bargain these days is a Stanley transitional plane in good condition. For some reason modern woodworkers don't realize what great planes they are. The wood bottom give less friction and is a very smooth working plane. Of course you have all the fine adjustments of a regular cast iron bench plane. If you would like to try one out I will have some at my upcoming events.
Here is a load of restored hand saws I just finished. I will be selling them over the next few weeks on eBay. Lots of good saws always at my eBay store.
IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A GOOD USER SAW EMAIL ME. I will have plenty of hand sharpened saws at my upcoming events you can try out.
Presently I am offering most of my tool sales on eBay.
I have added some great quality sharpened handsaws in my eBay store. Check them out!
Click my EBAY SALES to the left for other vintage tools.
CHECK OUT THE NEW ARTICLE I AM WRITING ON HAND SAW RESTORATION
See the recent addition to the M.B.Tidey article about the 10' lathe.
Just added a short article on the ivory "Ultimatum" brace made by Dominic Micilizzi
TAKEADIP TOOLS is a business that deals with antique tools. This website is one of many aspects of this business. TAKEADIP TOOLS is engaged in:
- Selling antique & vintage tools on this website.
- Selling antique & vintage tools on eBay.
- Writing about antique tools & publishing
- Giving presentations to groups about antique tools.
- Assisting people with selling of tool collections.
- Buying antique & vintage tools.
- Restoring antique & vintage tools to user condition.
I have been selling antique & vintage tools on eBay since 1997 as TAKEADIP. I am a member of CRAFTS, the New Jersey antique tool club. After being the editor for a few years I am currently president of this club. I am also a member of Mid-West Tool Club & EAIA. I live on Lake Hopatcong in Northern NJ. It is the biggest lake in NJ being nine miles long. A recent interest is restoration of wood boats. My current boat is a totally restored 1954 custom runabout 17’ long. I attend many of the tool auctions here around New Jersey. I hope we can meet some day and discuss your interests in antique tools.