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270880 stephen rosenthal <srosenthal26@g...> 2020‑05‑15 Kelly Tool Works
Hi,

I’m a new member but have referred to this site for a lot of information. I’ll
post my bio soon.

Does anyone know if Tim Kelly is still producing his MF 1 circular shave clone
and replacement blades and have his contact info? I have a MF 1 and the blade is
near the end of its useful life. Seeing how difficult these are to sharpen, I
really don’t want a used blade that’s been messed with, and finding a NOS in the
wild is near impossible. If Tim is still offering them I’ll buy it. I’ve
searched this and other sites for contact information but none of it is current.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Steve

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270881 Kirk Eppler 2020‑05‑15 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Tim has gone dark.  His contact information has been dead for quite some
time.  I've chatted with vendors who used to retail his stuff, and he
preferred to not be found by the public.

I recently bought a replacement blade off ebay from St James Tool Works.
Here is their Ebay store front.

https://www.ebay.com/str/the-st-james-bay-tool-co?_trksid=p2047675.l2563

He doesn't have any listed currently, but watch his list, or ping him off
another item, ask when they will come up again.

The text was
Reproduction Millers Falls #1 spoke shave blade

He seems to make or release stuff in small batches, guess it keeps the
value up.  So if you see something you need, grab it, as it may not be up
very long.  I swore I saw a marking gauge fence or wear shoe once, and
never since.  I used to look weekly, now weakly.


On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 1:40 PM stephen rosenthal 
wrote:

>
> Does anyone know if Tim Kelly is still producing his MF 1 circular shave
> clone and replacement blades and have his contact info? I have a MF 1 and
> the blade is near the end of its useful life.



-- 
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some work done.
270882 "Adam R. Maxwell via OldTools" <oldtools@s...> 2020‑05‑15 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Hi Steve,


(forgive the top-post, but my webmail's quoting doesn't work with the list). Tim
Kelly was making cigar shaves and MF replacement blades in 2013, and selling
them on fleabay as username "bennetville." I knew this was in TFA and still had
a hard time finding it:


http://swingleydev
.com/ot/get/243666/thread/#243666


I think that ebay username was defunct last I checked, but Josh Clark (later in
the thread) may still have his email address.


Adam

On May 15, 2020 at 1:40 PM, stephen rosenthal  wrote:


Hi,

I’m a new member but have referred to this site for a lot of information. I’ll
post my bio soon.

Does anyone know if Tim Kelly is still producing his MF 1 circular shave clone
and replacement blades and have his contact info? I have a MF 1 and the blade is
near the end of its useful life. Seeing how difficult these are to sharpen, I
really don’t want a used blade that’s been messed with, and finding a NOS in the
wild is near impossible. If Tim is still offering them I’ll buy it. I’ve
searched this and other sites for contact information but none of it is current.
Any help will be greatly appreciated.

Steve

Sent from my iPhone
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270942 Kirk Eppler 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Also, I don't know who was watching, but one of Tim's replica's just sold
for $152.50 plus shipping.  I saw it appear at $30, and didn't expect it to
go anywhere near that value, and was not disappointed.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1842883
23787

To Adam's point, Bennetville was a saved search for me, and they have 82
positive feedbacks in the past 12 mos, 14 in the past month.  HMMMMMmmmmm



On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 1:51 PM Kirk Eppler  wrote:

> Tim has gone dark.  His contact information has been dead for quite some
> time.  I've chatted with vendors who used to retail his stuff, and he
> preferred to not be found by the public.
>


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270943 stephen rosenthal <srosenthal26@g...> 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
I saw that and was ready to bid, but since I already have a MF #1 and really
only need a new blade, once it went past $80 I was out. To see it go for that
price plus $20 shipping is more than a bit excessive in my opinion. Especially
since, although listed as new, the blade appears to have been botched in an
attempt to sharpen it.

Here’s an interesting little tidbit. Bennetville is an area near Yosemite in
California. I know back in the day Tim lived somewhere in that vicinity, so
based on his eBay username I wonder if he’s still around that area.

Anyway, thanks for your responses.
Steve

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270945 Kirk Eppler 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Yes, I gave up at $35 plush shipping, more than I've paid for any of my #1s.

Yes, Tim used to be fairly local to us.  I think he moved to Texas
somewhere around when his hiatus started.  But I can't find anything to
prove that right now.

KE

On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 11:42 AM stephen rosenthal 
wrote:

> I saw that and was ready to bid, but since I already have a MF #1 and
> really only need a new blade, once it went past $80 I was out. To see it go
> for that price plus $20 shipping is more than a bit excessive in my
> opinion. Especially since, although listed as new, the blade appears to
> have been botched in an attempt to sharpen it.
>
> Here’s an interesting little tidbit. Bennetville is an area near Yosemite
> in California. I know back in the day Tim lived somewhere in that vicinity,
> so based on his eBay username I wonder if he’s still around that area.
>
> Anyway, thanks for your responses.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 18, 2020, at 11:00 AM, Kirk Eppler  wrote:
>
> 
> Also, I don't know who was watching, but one of Tim's replica's just sold
> for $152.50 plus shipping.  I saw it appear at $30, and didn't expect it to
> go anywhere near that value, and was not disappointed.
>
> > https://www.ebay.com/itm/184
288323787
>
> To Adam's point, Bennetville was a saved search for me, and they have 82
> positive feedbacks in the past 12 mos, 14 in the past month.  HMMMMMmmmmm
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 1:51 PM Kirk Eppler  wrote:
>
>> Tim has gone dark.  His contact information has been dead for quite some
>> time.  I've chatted with vendors who used to retail his stuff, and he
>> preferred to not be found by the public.
>>
>
>
>

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270946 Bill Ghio 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
This thread is giving me a chuckle, since I was the bid at $32. I knew it would
go for more but threw in a bid just in case. I was also shocked at the closing
price. But since I own a Kelly original from his early days it was fun to watch.
But I’ll keep mine, thanks.

Bill
270951 dks <dks@t...> 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
That seems a more reasonable price, Kirk.

Don, amazed that some prices continue to go beyond all reason, though beyond
reason seems to be the order of these days...

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kirk Eppler via OldTools" 
To: "stephen rosenthal" 
Cc: "Tools Old" 
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 11:55:35 AM
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Kelly Tool Works

Yes, I gave up at $35 plush shipping, more than I've paid for any of my #1s.

Yes, Tim used to be fairly local to us.  I think he moved to Texas
somewhere around when his hiatus started.  But I can't find anything to
prove that right now.

KE

On Mon, May 18, 2020 at 11:42 AM stephen rosenthal 
wrote:

> I saw that and was ready to bid, but since I already have a MF #1 and
> really only need a new blade, once it went past $80 I was out. To see it go
> for that price plus $20 shipping is more than a bit excessive in my
> opinion. Especially since, although listed as new, the blade appears to
> have been botched in an attempt to sharpen it.
>
> Here’s an interesting little tidbit. Bennetville is an area near Yosemite
> in California. I know back in the day Tim lived somewhere in that vicinity,
> so based on his eBay username I wonder if he’s still around that area.
>
> Anyway, thanks for your responses.
> Steve
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
> On May 18, 2020, at 11:00 AM, Kirk Eppler  wrote:
>
> 
> Also, I don't know who was watching, but one of Tim's replica's just sold
> for $152.50 plus shipping.  I saw it appear at $30, and didn't expect it to
> go anywhere near that value, and was not disappointed.
>
> > https://www.ebay.com/itm/184
288323787
>
> To Adam's point, Bennetville was a saved search for me, and they have 82
> positive feedbacks in the past 12 mos, 14 in the past month.  HMMMMMmmmmm
>
>
>
> On Fri, May 15, 2020 at 1:51 PM Kirk Eppler  wrote:
>
>> Tim has gone dark.  His contact information has been dead for quite some
>> time.  I've chatted with vendors who used to retail his stuff, and he
>> preferred to not be found by the public.
>>
>
>
>

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270953 stephen rosenthal <srosenthal26@g...> 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
I always marvel at the prices people pay for used Lie Nielsen tools. I’ve seen a
number of them sell for more than the price of a new item readily available from
Lie Nielsen. I’m not referring to collectibles or items no longer manufactured.
Are people that dumb? I don’t get it.

Steve

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270954 Frank Filippone <bmwred735i@g...> 2020‑05‑18 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Tim lived in Kernville.  Certainly Sequoia National Park neighborhood, 
but South of it.

He had a Po Box when I was in touch.  His Email address at the time 
indicated CSUB.... Cal State University at Bakersfield

His work was really incredible.... Access to him was always tough....

Frank Filippone BMWRed735i@g...
270955 dks <dks@t...> 2020‑05‑19 Re: Kelly Tool Works
Most of us are dumb some of the time. Some are dumb all of the time...

I suspect the same thing happens on the Bay as happens at live auctions, or on
trips to the mall or car dealer for that matter.  People neglect to set
themselves a limit, get excited about something, and act on the notion that he
who hesitates is lost. Sober second thought doesn't enter into their process.

FWIW
Don

----- Original Message -----
From: "stephen rosenthal" 
To: "dks" 
Cc: "Kirk Eppler" , "Tools Old" 
Sent: Monday, May 18, 2020 4:53:08 PM
Subject: Re: [OldTools] Kelly Tool Works

I always marvel at the prices people pay for used Lie Nielsen tools. I’ve seen a
number of them sell for more than the price of a new item readily available from
Lie Nielsen. I’m not referring to collectibles or items no longer manufactured.
Are people that dumb? I don’t get it.

Steve

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270962 gary may 2020‑05‑19 Re: Kelly Tool Works
I ordered a KTW 'Cigar' shave around 1992, and it didn't arrive for two or three
years. It was beautiful, with Birdseye Maple handles. But by that time it
arrived I had acquired and fettled an 'actual' MF#1---with pre-drilled hang-hole
---and discovered that I didn't really need such a tool. I sold the pretty one
at the PNTC around 2015.  Should've held on to it, but what tool do I NOT regret
letting go?

live and learn--gam in OlyWA


How horrible it is to have so many people killed!---And what a blessing one
cares for none of them!
Jane Austen 

    On Monday, May 18, 2020, 04:59:36 PM PDT, Frank Filippone 
wrote:
 
 Tim lived in Kernville.  Certainly Sequoia National Park neighborhood, 
but South of it.

He had a Po Box when I was in touch.  His Email address at the time 
indicated CSUB.... Cal State University at Bakersfield

His work was really incredible.... Access to him was always tough....

Frank Filippone BMWRed735i@g...

>> Tim has gone dark.  His contact information has been dead for quite some
>> time.  I've chatted with vendors who used to retail his stuff, and he
>> preferred to not be found by the public.
>>
>
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