If You Are Ever in Asheville NC
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The Antique Tobacco Barn is worth a stop.   We were in Asheville last weekend and that was one of the stops.  Lots of old hand tools including wooden block planes.  I can't speak for prices because I don't know what things are worth but most of them were in decent shape with solid irons, including a few that were sharp.  They also had a lot of profile planes - dado planes, planes to round over corners or cut ogees, etc.  Some of these were missing their irons though I imagine it wouldn't be a ton of work to profile a new one.

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(11-22-2022, 08:21 AM)crokett™ Wrote: The Antique Tobacco Barn is worth a stop.   We were in Asheville last weekend and that was one of the stops.  Lots of old hand tools including wooden block planes.  I can't speak for prices because I don't know what things are worth but most of them were in decent shape with solid irons, including a few that were sharp.  They also had a lot of profile planes - dado planes, planes to round over corners or cut ogees, etc.  Some of these were missing their irons though I imagine it wouldn't be a ton of work to profile a new one.
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I went there a couple of years ago...the old building is huge!!!!! Not much in the way of tools as I recall, at that time anyway. Prices as a buyer/seller were not all that great, but I did manage to find a couple of chisels that were worthwhile.
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#8
Don't forget a tour of Biltmore and a cruise through the Grove Park Inn! Enjoyed the annual Arts and Craft Show there for many years when we lived in Atlanta.
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#9
Asheville is awesome
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(11-22-2022, 03:07 PM)Timberwolf Wrote: ................
I went there a couple of years ago...the old building is huge!!!!! Not much in the way of tools as I recall, at that time anyway. Prices as a buyer/seller were not all that great, but I did manage to find a couple of chisels that were worthwhile.

My shop is small enough that I can't afford to store anything thatI don't use, otherwise I would have bought some of the old hand tools.  After my inlaws are no longer with us and I have a full office, I will have the room to build and hang display cases for some of the old hand tools.

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