Eric Mathre Estate Sale

I am helping the widow of Eric Mathre, who lives in Palo Alto, CA, dispose of his woodworking and lutherie tools and wood. Eric passed away suddenly early in December 2009. He will be sorely missed. If you knew Eric, and would like to pass any messages of condolence to his widow, I will gladly forward them to her - please email me at the address above. Also, she has asked me to find anyone with any stories of how they knew Eric, or any memories of him they'd like to share, and forward them to her also: she's going to compile a scrapbook of his life and work to pass on to family.

Everything is fairly new, in good working order, and is selling for approximately half of new price plus shipping at cost. Please let me know by email if you are interested in any item/s. I will endeavor to keep the list up to date with what has sold already, but please don't be too upset if you get an email back from me telling you that one or more of the items you are interested in have already been sold! Large items such as the woodworking machinery, side bending machine, and go bar deck will cost a lot to ship anywhere, so think seriously about it before committing yourself - these items are probably going to sell to local people in the San Francisco Bay Area. I will be putting the woodworking machines up on Craig's List also. Please do not hesitate to email me if you have any questions about any of the items.

Thank you, Dave Fifield.

2010, Dave Fifield - All Rights Reserved


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Performax 16-32 drum sander with mobile stand
With 3 boxes of sandpaper and one cleaning stick (used).

This package would cost about $1100 new, before tax.







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$500






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Powermatic PWBS-14 1.5HP 14" bandsaw
With Kreg fence, Kreg resaw guide, mobile base,
blade lubricant, Carter quick release, Carter bearing
guides, and riser kit.

This package would cost right around $1750 new, before tax.







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$850






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Jet DC650C dust collector with Dust Dog canister
v-weave filter. With 10' black flexible 4" hose and
quick connect.

This set up would cost about $450 new, before tax.



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$200




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Luthier Tool binding jig model BPC100PC with Porter Cable 310 router and routing bit already mounted, ready to use!

New, the binding jig is $205 and the router is $115 (if you can still find them anywhere!). So, how about $160 for the pair?





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$160







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Homemade parlor guitar outside mold and side bending form.


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$20


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BluesCreek Guitars Martin OOO/OM size outside mold.


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$45



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BluesCreek Guitars OLF-SJ size outside mold.


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$45



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BluesCreek Guitars Martin OOO/OM side bending form.


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$25


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BluesCreek Guitars OLF-SJ side bending form.


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$25



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Homemade parlor guitar outside mold.


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$10



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Homemade ukulele outside mold, with spreaders and turnbuckle.


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$15


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Homemade Fox style side bending machine (was converted from a 3-lamp version - the lamp fittings are on the underside of the machine still!). Includes a heating blanket ($131 new) and two 34" x 6" spring steel slats ($52 new).



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$150



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Lot of 3 acrylic patterns for (what I think are) parlor, OOO/OM, and OLF-SJ.


1 set


$15


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Go-bar deck with 15' and 28' sanding dishes ($84 each new), lots of dowel rods with end bumpers, and a 28' radius convex plywood plate for sanding bridges to profile.






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$80





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Homemade Woolson neck joint routing jig, with a couple of homemade templates.



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$20



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Bunny ears guitar rest ($51 new from LMI).


1


$25



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Two LMI radiused sanding blocks


1


$15



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Lie-Nielsen slicing guage


1


$40



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Lie-Nielsen thicknessing guage


1


$30



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Wagner Safe-T Planer


1


$25






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Buck Bros. miter box with professional quality saw






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$20



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Shop Fox wheel marking guage


1


$5




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Ironman Vice - Professional Duty, with mounting bolts.
$150 new, yours for only $75!


1


$75



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Multi-vice for drill stand


1


$40



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Baby bottle warmer for heating hide glue.


1


$5



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3 bags of 10 LMI Kerfing Clamps ($12.25 per bag new)

1 set of 3 bags


$20







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Woodsmith cabinet scraper edge sharpening tool. Burnishing pin is included, but it's not shown in the picture. There is no video, box, or instructions with this tool, sorry, but there's plenty of stuff online - see here






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$20



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Inexpensive, but well made bench plane "Master Mechanic"


1


$10



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Very nicely made "Millers Falls" type 5 bench plane (circa 1966)


1


$100



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Lie-Nielsen No. 60 1/2 adjustable mouth block plane with original box ($165 new)


1


$100



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Veritas Mk II Honing Guide with original box and instructions, plus cheap honing guide thrown in.


1


$35



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Partial remains of an old Stanley plane - good for spares - only the three pieces you see here are included.


1


$3



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Wheel and circle cutter (for bench/pillar drill)


1


$10



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Set of three fine chisels (1/2", 1/4", and 1/8" I think)


1


$25







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Set of scrapers and scraper holder








1






$10



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Balance scale with box of weights (made in China)


1


$10






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Set of 3 neck guages (one slightly broken but still usable).

(sorry about the picture focus on these!)






1 set
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$25





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Profile transfer device, plastic.


1


$3



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Digital vernier - needs new battery - we will get one and make sure it works. Price not set yet.


1


$?



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Stanley 151 Spokeshave, flat blade.


1


$10



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Fret height guage (sometimes called a fret rocker)


1


$10



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Stewmac manual fret slotting jig with 2 saws (one used, one brand new). With pin, but no templates (you can buy them from LMI). Over $200 new.


1


$100



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Box of about 30 clothes pegs with rubber bands around.
Used for kerfing clamps.


1


$5



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Electric bending iron, with original box.


1


$100



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Makita 14.4V cordless drill, in case, with charger and spare battery.


1


$75

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