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By evanh3103
I usually restore vintage cars for fun but am now looking to cut my teeth into vintage tools as well. I am currently struggling to find places to buy them, especially larger machine tools such as mills and lathes but also small hand tools. Does anyone know of places where I can buy these sorts of things from, preferably in a restorable, but challenging condition.
Thanks in advance, Evan
By MusicMan
Car boots (especially the big ones) for small tools.

Most of my bigger ones (lathes, saw) came from eBay. One came from a dealer from whom I collected something then saw something else that I liked.

Online searches and tool/machine auctions have a lot of stuff, though I have not used them.

The Boley lathe that I am working on now came from a member on this forum. That's the ideal!