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Some Ebay Success

Ok, so after a few “wins” on eBay, lets see what you guys think. So far, I have won:
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Stanley No 4 Bench Plane ( G12-204 )</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Stanley No 5  1/2  Bench Plane</p>
<p style=”text-align: center;”>Disston #8 Hand Saw 26″ blade with a D handle</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>All of these were picked up for under $20 minus shipping. I figured the restoration of the hand planes would be easier. They aren’t too terrible and should serve my purpose as there are no cracks on them whatsoever.</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>The saw is actually in pretty good shape. The teeth are sharp and it looks fairly well maintained. Im not sure if it’s a rip or crosscut… listing did not say and just looking at it I do not know ( newbie mistake ).</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I plan on using my power drill and kreg jig when needed but intend on using more mortise and tenon joints overall. I am very anxious to learn those and actually use them. The table saw I would like to try and get away from if possible and maybe keep the drill press?</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Next I feel the need to find a good set of chisels and a marking gauge. I have looked at those Narex and think that may be the way to go in the very near future. Also, looking to pick up a means of sharpening ASAP as I will need them for the planes. Really could use a good suggestion for that.</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>I always wanted to be able to make a table top but the table saw doesn’t replace a real jointer. Im hoping that I can learn the hand planes well enough to do this soon. My first project will come from necessity as my son needs his own toy box. I think this will be a great first project and would like to know your thoughts. Im trying to find a simple yet classy plan for one of these and if anyone could suggest one, that would be great.</p>
<p style=”text-align: left;”>Again, thank you all for your input and I look forward to hearing back! Let me know what you think on those first tool purchases and a good suggestion for a means to sharpen the planes and soon to be bought chisels. Thanks!!</p>