I added about 40 new tools to my For Sale list today. This update includes some nice dado planes in good working order, some saws, wooden bench planes, and a couple of matched pairs of hollow and round molding planes. Finding matched pairs of H&Rs has become increasingly difficult lately. These are the first pairs I have been able to offer for sale in several months. There are also a couple of nice usable bow saws and the usual interesting misc. stuff.
I also added several nice long incannell gouges- these are also called coping or paring gouges. They are beveled on the inside of the curve unlike carving gouges which are beveled on the outside. Instead of a scooping action like a carving tool, incannel gouges are used much like a paring chisel. They are incredibly useful for coping profiled mitre joints, specialized carving tasks, and other tasks. Good vintage incannell gouges aren’t terribly common and there aren’t many modern edge tool makers producing them today.. The ones I’ve listed are quite nice- mostly British and all with long blades and boxwood handles.
I received my copy of Chris Schwarz’s new book The Anarchists’ Tool Chest last Friday. I have read through the first five chapters so far and think it is excellent. I think it is a great reference book for folks interested in getting started with hand tools. I receive a couple of emails every month from folks asking for the best way to get started with hand tools- I’m glad to have this as a reference to point them to. I was happily surprised to find my site listed as a source and to read Chris’s recommendation. I want to extend my welcome to the new subscribers I’ve gained over the past few weeks who found my site through Chris’ book. I appreciate your interest and look forward to your business.
One last thing- I received a note from fellow handsaw junkie Mark Kuzee the other day. Mark found a Harvey Peace P-35 handsaw and contacted me through my site. This is the first example of this saw I’ve seen and it’s really special. Mark was nice enough to let me use some pictures of his saw on my Harvey Peace Site. If you come across any interesting Peace saws please contact me. I’m always interested to learn about new saws.
As always, if you have any questions, comments, or want to purchase a tool, please contact me.
Thanks for reading,