To folks who aren’t woodworkers, this is a “pile of old tools.” To a craftsman this is a pile of old gold — and in some cases it costs as much, too. These planes on display in a booth at the Southwest Tool Collectors Association Tool Meet in Houston are a fine example of you-never-know-what-you-might-find.
Though many sellers are quite proud of their wares and insist on a king’s ransom to part with tools you put in the nice-to-have category, tool meets like this are great places to lay you hands on gear that’s just flat unavailable anywhere else. Even if you don’t have the scratch saved up to shell out triple digits for a hand plane, you might find some other bit of gotta-have-it lying around.
In any case, events like these are sweet places to check out some tool hotness and meet other collectors and crafters, and that’s worth a Saturday afternoon right there.
Thanks to reader Noel C. Hankamer for the awesome image posting.
Toolmonger Photo Pool [Flickr]