At the fairly new Facebook group Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade we are having the first of what will be the weekly Friday - Saturday auction! Along with the regular buy, sell and trade activities and the every day discussions about anything traditional tools and crafts, each week, from Friday AM until Saturday PM, any group member can post as many items as wanted in an auction format.
The rules of the auction are:
* WEEKLY FRI - SAT AUCTION RULES * Duration: Friday AM through Saturday PM * State AUCTION at the beginning of the item description * State OPENING BID and Shipping Terms. The Opening Bid can be whatever the seller chooses. * Auction items can be listed at any time during the 48 hour period. * There is no limit to the number of listings per person per auction cycle. Please list each item separately. * NO RESERVES. * The Seller can choose to pull an item at any time during the auction and relist if mistakes are found or if the decision is made to not list the item. It is advisable to say why you are pulling the item. * One bump allowed. * Soft close: The seller may extend the Saturday close by a reasonable amount of time if bids continue. * Bid increments will be in whole dollars. The seller may choose to set a bid increment but we strongly advise against this practice as it’s likely that no one will pay any attention to the stated increment. * All Bids are to be Public. PM to be used for non-bid related questions regarding shipping or general questions. Failure to do so may result in being Banned. * The Group Rules of respectful behavior apply to all auctions. * The Admins of The Antique Tools Buy, Sell & Trade Facebook Group take no responsibility for what transpires between an auction seller and an auction buyer. We will not resolve conflicts for you. If problems occur, please contact one of the admins for advice. ** NOTE: Buyers or Sellers who unfairly renege on an agreed upon sale will be banned from the group.
You have to have a Facebook page in order to join the group. Although the group is Public and can be read by any Facebook user, you must Join in order to participate in sales, auctions and discussions. If you are new to Facebook and have a relatively blank page, just let me know that you're asking to join. Typically, Facebook pages that are very new or blank are questioned as we want to keep out the spammers.
Forget about preconceived notions of what a workbench top should look like. Toss out your ideas of how a bench vise is designed, where it should be mounted, and what it should look like. Dump that data on placement of bench hook holds.
It's not in English and I don't care. This is one of the most fascinating blogs that you should be following. Sometimes the content is translated into English, sometimes not but in all cases, the photos tell the story.
A crazy simple plank top work bench set on two horses and with a side mounted Roubo style holding clamp.
How not to overthink the process, in a handful of images.
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.
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!
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