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266050 scott grandstaff <scottg@s...> 2018‑07‑02 tomorrow
People always worry that their tools will be sold cheap after they die. 
I don't understand why?
I got most of my tools from yard sales and stuff, cheap.
I learned most of what I know working on them.

When I am dead I can only hope some young person comes along and makes 
the score of a lifetime.
Hope they learn and grow and share as a craftsman and toolmaker.

Change lives!
If you have been around me long enough I bet I changed your life at 
least a little bit.
I'm not young anymore. My best hope is to keep this going.
yours scott

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266051 cliff <rohrabacher@e...> 2018‑07‑02 Re: tomorrow
Now I lay me down to sleep  I pray the lord my soul to keep  but if I 
die before I wake I pray for all my toys to break~!!!!
266061 Frank Sronce <dilloworks@g...> 2018‑07‑05 Re: tomorrow
Gents, I just had a tool dealer over to the house last week to help with
thinning out the pile.  (I am 83 and have way too many tools.) I sent him off
with a truck load of tools.  It hurt my feeling to sell them for so much less
than I paid for them, but I know the dealer will sell them to people who will
put them to good use.

Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo works))
266062 Ken Shepard <waruba@c...> 2018‑07‑05 Re: tomorrow
A couple of years ago, I gathered all my excess tools (I know it's a hard
concept to grasp) and took them to Ed Lebetkin who runs the tool store at
Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, NC.  Many of these tools
I got for a song in Maine back in the good old days, while others came more
dear.  I felt that Ed made me a fair price, basically the current wholesale
value.  I probably lost money, but that was not the issue; these tools now
would be placed with woodworkers that will use them - a much better fate
than sitting in boxes in my shop.  Ed is a great guy and is dedicated to
supplying user grade tools to those that need and want them.  If you don't
want your tools to wind up in an estate sale after you are gone, consider
giving Ed a call.
266063 Dave Leader <daveldr@c...> 2018‑07‑06 Re: tomorrow
Frank Sronce wrote:
 > Gents, I just had a tool dealer over to the house last week to help 
with thinning out the pile.  (I am 83 and have way too many tools.) I 
sent him off with a truck load of tools.  It hurt my feeling to sell 
them for so much less than I paid for them, but I know the dealer will 
sell them to people who will put them to good use.
Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo works))

Frank, and I suspect a number of us,

I feel your pain. I've been wrestling with this for a while now.
There is another choice.
Find someone who has a desire to put them to good use and just give them 
the tools.
Seriously.
Nobody could afford to pay anything close to market value for the hoards 
we're sitting on. If you find a worthwhile purpose for them, then maybe 
it makes sense to pass the booty on intact. Make it a gift to a possible 
future.

Just my dos centavos,
Dave, STILL in Fairfax
266064 Matt Cooper <MaNoCooper@l...> 2018‑07‑06 Re: tomorrow
Good for you. I am not at that point yet, however I am out of room. I need to
thin out the hard, to make room for more. I am trying to hold off until my sons
start getting their own homes and workshops.



Sent from my Sprint Samsung Galaxy S8.
266065 <gtgrouch@r...> 2018‑07‑06 Re: tomorrow
I know it's a lot of work, and sometimes people just can't do it. But maybe
Galoots thinning the herd could post a few pics here first?  I know if I buy
from a dealer, I will pay more than if I buy straight from the Porch.

Bring back 'Flea Market Monday!' 

Gary Katsanis
Albion New York, USA

---- Ken Shepard  wrote: 

=============
A couple of years ago, I gathered all my excess tools (I know it's a hard
concept to grasp) and took them to Ed Lebetkin who runs the tool store at
Roy Underhill's Woodwright's School in Pittsboro, NC.  Many of these tools
I got for a song in Maine back in the good old days, while others came more
dear.  I felt that Ed made me a fair price, basically the current wholesale
value.  I probably lost money, but that was not the issue; these tools now
would be placed with woodworkers that will use them - a much better fate
than sitting in boxes in my shop.  Ed is a great guy and is dedicated to
supplying user grade tools to those that need and want them.  If you don't
want your tools to wind up in an estate sale after you are gone, consider
giving Ed a call.

On Thu, Jul 5, 2018 at 2:24 PM Frank Sronce  wrote:

> Gents, I just had a tool dealer over to the house last week to help with
> thinning out the pile.  (I am 83 and have way too many tools.) I sent him
> off with a truck load of tools.  It hurt my feeling to sell them for so
> much less than I paid for them, but I know the dealer will sell them to
> people who will put them to good use.
>
> Frank Sronce (Fort Worth Armadillo works))
>
> > On Jul 2, 2018, at 6:12 PM, cliff  wrote:
> >
> > Now I lay me down to sleep  I pray the lord my soul to keep  but if I
> die before I wake I pray for all my toys to break~!!!!
> >
> >
> > On 02/07/18 18:03, scott grandstaff wrote:
> >> People always worry that their tools will be sold cheap after they die.
> I don't understand why?
> >> I got most of my tools from yard sales and stuff, cheap.
> >> I learned most of what I know working on them.
> >>
> >> When I am dead I can only hope some young person comes along and makes
> the score of a lifetime.
> >> Hope they learn and grow and share as a craftsman and toolmaker.
> >>
> >> Change lives!
> >> If you have been around me long enough I bet I changed your life at
> least a little bit.
> >> I'm not young anymore. My best hope is to keep this going.
> >> yours scott
> >>
> >
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266087 roy griggs <roygriggs@c...> 2018‑07‑11 Re: tomorrow
Scott,
Knowing you and the Old Millrat has certainly changed my life and I thank you
both for what you taught me and the friendships I have treasured!
roy

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