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Woodworking Forum => Woodworking Forum => Topic started by: skipskip on December 06, 2018, 07:02:22 PM

Title: interesting tool at auction
Post by: skipskip on December 06, 2018, 07:02:22 PM
Martin Donnelly has this coming up in one of his spring sales:


Smith Co., H.D./Plantsville, Ct. : "Perfect Handle" Draw Knife. Length: 17.50 Inches.

I have never found one

anyone else have one?

Skip
Title: Re: interesting tool at auction
Post by: Papaw on December 06, 2018, 07:16:01 PM
I have one but it is not in good condition, and I am not sure I could find it very quickly.
Title: Re: interesting tool at auction
Post by: coolford on December 07, 2018, 07:03:44 AM
I passed on one at a Midwest regional sale brought in by a local, he got $85.00 for it.
Title: Re: interesting tool at auction
Post by: lptools on December 07, 2018, 07:59:39 AM
Hello Skip. I will take a look later today. Regards, Lou
Title: Re: interesting tool at auction
Post by: papadan on December 07, 2018, 10:03:00 AM
I've got one somewhere, I bought it at a junk shop in the late 70s. If I remember correctly I gave $4 for it. I bought it and used it to build a log home for some friends, or helped some friends build their log home. We cut all the trees on the property and used draw knives to remove the bark from all of them. They bought 4 new DKs, I bought mine and another guy already had his. I remember mine is an HD Smith, they bought theirs from Lee Valley,  and told me they would have bought me a good one if I would have asked. I remember because every time I turned around someone had mine using it and I had to use one of the new ones.
Title: Re: interesting tool at auction
Post by: lptools on December 07, 2018, 04:39:54 PM
Hello, Skip. I had one here a while ago, it has since been sold. Regards, Lou