Made a list, check it twice (?) and stuck to it!
Well... I still managed to buy duplicates. I bought a pair of No 16 H&R, but I already had some...
Yesterday, after I picked up my wife, she wanted to go to LV to buy a jug of Evapo-Rust. I previously shown her some of the products I used to de-rust my tools, and she start using them on her sewing machines.
I already had to replaced my tube of Autosol, now it was the turn of Evapo-Rust. Who am I to argue with her, you want to go to LV, I'll make a small detour. Well actually, it is "conveniently" on our way, but I digress :-)
While I was there, I noticed they had a few wooden planes left over from their antique tool sale of the other day. I inquired if they were for sale and they said yes. Hummm, maybe I can pick up another H&R pair and make up for my last goof.
Did not had my list with me (did not do any good the other day anyway) so I guessed that what I was starting to accumulated were the Nos 14s, so I should get that pair on the shelf, it looked bigger more like a No 16 or 18.
Yes, that's right, managed to picked up yet another pair of No 16... Way to go, doh!
Oh, well, if anybody knows a better way to downsize my collection of H&R let me know, my current methodology does not appear to work very well :-)
I started with one lonely No 16 skew Hollow (still lonely)
and now got 3 complete pairs, plus one H
So obviously my Eye Ball Mark II, need to be re calibrated, cause I am still guessing my sizes wrong. And strangely enough, I taught that it would be easier guessing the largest sizes by eye than the smaller ones!!!, sigh!...
Bob, will brake for Moulding planes, but NO, I do not want another set of No 16.