The last three weeks I was able to get my hands on some new old tools so I thought I would share with all of you. I spent the last few weeks working out of my office in Los Angles, which allows me to hit up the big city swap meets on the weekends. The first weekend, I ran across this beast and for the lowly sum of $20 I purchased a piece of history. Last made in 1917, the #29 Stanley transitional fore plane.
Next up I went to a OSH hardware store and picked up a 1/4" bit for my brace. My brace and bit set was an auction find, and the "bit set" leaves a lot to be desired, most notably the #4. Irwin, new in the package $15.