Old Tools For Sale Today

I posted about a hundred new old tools to my For Sale page today. Have a look and see if anything interests you. If you’d like to buy something or have any questions please email me- jclark@hyperkitten.com and/or jclark42@gmail.com. Use both to ensure your message gets here fast by one route or another.

Hello everyone!

I posted about a hundred new old tools to my For Sale page today. This list includes a lot of molding and bench planes, some great saws, a good collection of tool and woodworking related books (including an almost complete run of Ken Roberts’ excellent books) as well as a lot of good edge tools and other fun stuff. Have a look and see if anything interests you. If you’d like to buy something or have any questions please email me- jclark@hyperkitten.com and/or jclark42@gmail.com. Use both to ensure your message gets here fast by one route or another.

Around here we’re wrapping up summer even though it’s still August. Summer camp is over and school doesn’t start for over a week so I have my oldest here helping me sell tools today. If only I could  teach her to pack and print shipping labels!

The summer harvest is in full swing as well. Last week I picked my first batch of tomatoes- about 30 pounds worth, along with some garlic, basil, zucchini, and peppers. Time to make sauce!

Tomatoes!
Tomatoes!
Sauce!
Sauce! 13 pints worth canned and ready to be stored.

I’ve got at least another two batches ripe and ready to be picked and turned into pasta and pizza sauce, but that will wait for another day.

Thanks for reading!

Josh

A Note on Molding Planes With the Owner’s Mark EEL.

Hello everyone. I posted this note over on Google+ a few weeks ago. I thought I would repost it here for all of you who aren’t on G+. There have been a number of molding planes that have come up for sale lately with the owner’s mark EEL at the heel. I thought I’d let you in on what I know about these planes.

Hello everyone. I posted this note over on Google+ a few weeks ago. I thought I would repost it here for all of you who aren’t on G+. There have been a number of molding planes that have come up for sale lately with the owner’s mark EEL at the heel. I thought I’d let you in on what I know about these planes.

The EEL mark stands for Eugene (Gene) E. Langdon. Mr. Langdon was a famous furniture maker from Pennsylvania specializing in 18th century furniture. Mr. Landgon passed away in 2011 and the contents of his shop were consigned to auction.  He had an enormous collection of molding planes and other hand tools, all in excellent condition. Some of his molding planes like the ones shown below one, tuned and ready to use. All of his molding planes have the “EEL” stamp on the heel.  A number of them have shown up on eBay and on other tool dealer’s for sale lists.  I snap them up whenever I find them (and can afford them) because they are almost always top-notch and fantastic users. Mr. Langdon kept many of his molding planes honed, set, and ready to work. He was featured in Fine Woodworking several times and his shop was featured in Fine Woodworking No.174, the 2004/2005 tools and shops issue. If you have access to this issue you can see the racks and racks of molding planes he owned and used.

Gene Langdon's Owner Mark
Gene Langdon's Owner Mark
Here is a FWW short biography:

This is a silly game, but it has a picture of his shop here:

Finally, there is a book available that details Gene’s work and life. The preview on this site will give you some idea of the quality of his work and give you a quick glimpse of his shop.

That’s it for now. Look for more Old Tools tomorrow- assuming all goes as planned!

Josh

Lots of Fresh Old Tools for Sale Today!

Hello Folks!

I added more than 100 new old tools to my list today- have a look!

I spent three days last week at a big tool show and auction in western NY. I have a some pictures to post to Google+ at some point to show what it was all about. In short, there were lots and lots of tools, an almost incomprehensible amount of stuff. I came home with my truck packed with good stuff. I did manage to buy one thing for myself which I hope to show off soon.

That’s all for now. As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at jclark@hyperkitten.com or jclark42@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!

Josh

Hello Folks!

I added more than 100 new old tools to my list today- have a look!

I spent three days last week at a big tool show and auction in western NY. I have a some pictures to post to Google+ at some point to show what it was all about. In short, there were lots and lots of tools, an almost incomprehensible amount of stuff. I came home with my truck packed with good stuff. I did manage to buy one thing for myself which I hope to show off soon.

That’s all for now. As always, if you have any questions or comments please feel free to contact me at jclark@hyperkitten.com or jclark42@gmail.com

Thanks for reading!

Josh