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276076 Kirk Eppler 2022‑08‑05 Re: transitional jointer lot
Well heck, I never knew they were so close to us.  Actually closer to
Monterey than Santa Cruz.

I have visited their website many times.

At first view, I thought they had bought a local guy's stash, but didn't
seem deep enough.  He previously supplied a boatload of transitionals to
Stanley for the 150 celebration.

Kirk in Half Moon Bay, CA, cleaning up crap in the garage for a few minutes
over lunch.

On Fri, Aug 5, 2022 at 1:34 PM scottg  wrote:

> Since its a buy it now and unlikely to sell anyway, I thought this was a
> highly interesting lot.
>   Not just an assemblage of long transitional jointers, but in a very
> small coastal town near Santa Cruz Ca?
> What are the odds?
> https://www.ebay.com/itm/185518166636?hash=item2b31be926c:g:vBcAAOSwFnVi5EMo
> In other trivial news I saw where Martin must have got a stash of
> transitional jointers too, and is selling parts.
> Is there something going on I don't know about?  haahahaahah
> I have a theory that old tool prices are just about at the edge of a
> cliff and ready to topple down to near nothing.
>   With all the young guys buying nothing but new tools and old guys
> popping off, leaving barns and sheds and shops full of old tools, and
> very few buyers.
> (it seems I see another new listing about every day, and sometimes 2)
>   I think we are on the brink of historic low prices for old tools.
>   The common bench planes are holding up so far. (if they have been
> polished)
> But the truly rare and valuable are down 50% on many tools.
> I was able to assemble a big stash of pattern maker paring chisels for
> dramatically less than stubby little new chisels.
> I am expecting saws to go back to 2 dollars at any minute.
>    Could be the time of our lives coming up!!

Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA 

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