Bill Kasper wrote:
"oh, hell yes. just ask eppler or nicknaylo or other fleabags about "the
kasper fade". it's yielded me some nice alameda kit (loot, paddy), not
least a $25 miter jack in fine fettle, a $2 stanley 4 1/2, type 9 (wide
smoothing plane, jeff), and a $125 7" columbian blacksmith's post vise, all
of which were paid for before anyone else knew i'd even disappeared....
my last pike lily white washita came out of a box of various
that other fleabags had handled, but i grabbed it first...."
Its all very well to crow on your dunghill, Bill, but as I remember it you were
back in the ruck with the rest of us when Joe Jerkins cut through an aisle to
one ahead and picked up an infill smoother without issues for $75. And I'd be
willing to bet you joined the rest of us in congratulating him----without
While we're on the subject....Didn't that lilywhite Washita come out of the same
box where I got my third translucent white Arkansas, before you went grubbing at
the leavings? Just sayin'...
(The one that stirs my rue is the fine, though dirty, 8" brace Joe got at about
the same time as the infill. I saw it before him, too, but didn't realize how
big it was. I haven't seen one since. And, by the way, I did miss the Washita,
and paid more than $2 for the translucent Arkansas, though still nowhere near