I love looking at tool shows and antique stores but because of the knowledge that it attracts tool fanatics and collectors, the prices tend to be beyond woodworkers who are looking for user tools. You might be able to find a relative bargain but they tend to be few and far between. I can’t blame the dealers because they have invested money, probably some time in cleaning them up, plus additional overhead and there is some advantage to woodworkers that can’t find that perfect item or don’t have time to generally go “on the hunt in the wild” for tools. I go when there is a show locally but normally come home empty handed just because of the high prices compared to what is available at flea markets, yard sales and especially estate sales. It is fun to look though and then I can chuckle to myself knowing how much I saved.
Reply To: PATINA Annual Spring Dealer Sale and Tool AuctionMike in TN2019-03-21T20:26:30-04:00