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Roberts: Tools for the Trades and Crafts.
This is a reprint, with much commentary by the author, of an 18th century pattern book published originally by R. Timmons & Sons. The pages within contain hundreds of standard patterns for hand tools of all trades, but especially woodworking tools. From these patterns we can see that many of the forms of the tools did not change for several centuries, in fact, the same plates that appeared in the 18th century editions of these books were still used well into the late 19th century. The artistry is of an exceptional quality, clearly showing the scale and design of each tool. This, combined with Roberts' excellent commentary, makes it an excellent reference book. It is in excellent condition, printed in 1976, and has only light wear to the dustjacket.
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Original Starret 1957 Catalog.
462 pages. This catalog contains Starrett's full line of high quality Machinist's tools. It's in excellent condition. It contains the 1956 supplemental retail price listing of machinists tools and stock.
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Lufkin 1920 Tapes and Rules Catalog Reprint.
Lufkin made top quality machinists tools, tapes, and rules in Saginaw, MI. This 120 page catalog is in excellent condition and has the company's full line of rules and tapes.
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Buck and Hickman 1902 Catalog of American Tools Reprint.
This is a masive, beautifulyl printed 270 catalog of tools that the London hardware merchant imported from the US for sale in the English market. This is an excellent copy with zero damage or wear. An interesting reference book.
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Jackson & Tyler 1880 Catalog Reprint.
This Baltimore hardware company sold all sorts of machinist, woodworking, and blacksmith tools and machinery. The catalog is 112 pages and in excellent condition
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Original Millers Falls 1938 Catalog No. 42.
This is one of the first Millers Falls catalogs after the acquisition and integration of Goodell-Pratt. It's 250 pages and in excellent condition containing an amazing lineup of hand tools of all sorts. A fantastic example in top condition.
$30
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Original Millers Falls 1949 Catalog No. 49.
This is post-war catalog is 176 pages and in excellent condition containing an amazing lineup of hand tools of all sorts. It also includes the first of the Millers Falls line of power tools. A fantastic example in top condition.
$30
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Original Brown and Sharpe 1936 Catalog.
This massive 446 page catalog has Brown and Sharpe's full line of machinist's tools. It is the 1935 catalog with the original insert including the 1936 price revisions. The catalog is in excellent condition overall with no damage.
$24
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1868 Auburn Tool Co. Catalog Reprint.
This is an early Ken Roberts reprint. It has 24 pages of molding planes and other wooden planes. It includes Roberts' insights into the company history which is a great resource.
$15
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Buck Brothers no. 29 Spoon Gouge.
This 3/8in wide spoon gouge has seen some use but it still in good, usable condition.
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PS&W 1/4in Tang Carving Gouge.
This gouge is 10in long overall. The blade is unmarked but the design and handle shape is unmistakably Peck, Stowe, and Wilcox. Their socket edge tools are common, the tang tools less so but they do exist. The blade is perfect, as is the handle. There is zero pitting or discoloration. It's a no. 6 sweep on the London pattern. An outstanding edge tool
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Super-Flat 1/8in Carving Gouge.
This gouge was made by Frost in Norwich. It's 8 1/2in long with a perect beech handle and a clean blade.
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SJ Addis 3/16in no. 10 Deep carving Gouge.
This gouge was made for SJ Addis by Ward and Payne in Sheffield. It's an extra-deep no. 10 sweep which is not a common find. The blade is in excellent condition with no pitting. The handle is just a nice. A top quality worker in a hard to find size.
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Extra-Long British 3/8in Flat Gouge.
This gouge is 13+in long with a thin, flexible blade. It was made by Hearnshaw in Sheffield and sold under the John Bull name. The bevel is ground outcannell and is in good shape. The blade has no pitting on the inside face. The handle is in excellent condition as well. A nice usable Sheffield edge tool
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Long, Thin Ward 1/4in Paring Gouge.
This gouge is 11+in long with a very clean blade. It was made ward and Payne in Sheffield, top quality edge tool makers in the mid-late 19th century. The bevel is ground incannel for use as a paring/coping gouge. The blade has no pitting on the outside face. The handle is in excellent condition as well. A nice usable Sheffield edge tool
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Hearnshaw 5/16in Flat Carving Gouge.
This gouge was made by the Hearnshaw Bros and is marked with the John Bull Logo. It's been modified from near-flat to flat so it would be a good carving or paring chisel. It's a quality edge tool made by one of the better makers.
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DR Barton 1/4in no. 7 Carving Gouge.
this gouge is a little under 9in long overall. It's clean and completely free of pitting with an excellent handle. It was made in Rochester, NY by Barton, a top quality American edge tool maker. An excellent user gouge in a good general purpose size.
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Buck Brothers 1/2in Tang Gouge.
This gouge has been used a lot but still has some life left. It's a no. 8 sweep with a clean blade, free of pitting. The handle is really interesting, made of many types of contrasting wood glued up and turned.. I've never seen one like it.
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I. Sorby 1/4in Socket Mortise Chisel.
This is a light/medium duty mortising chisel measuring a little over 10in long. It has an especially clean blade with a sharp bevel. A good usable mortise chisel for furniture work.Made in Sheffield by I. Sorby
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Vintage Henry Taylor 1/2in no. 1 Straight Carving chisel.
This double-bevel carving chisel is in excellent condition.
$22
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Pair of New Old Stock Sandvik Chisels.
These chisels are sizes 1 1/4 and 1/2in. They are new, unused in their original packaging. They are tough chisels with composite handles made for hard work
$30
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Unused Robert Sorby 1/4in Sash Mortise Chisel.
This chisel is in brand new condition in its original packaging. It retails for $41 new.
$35
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Ward and Payne 1/2in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a good boxwood handle and a clean back. It measures 9 1/2in long overall
$22
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Ward and Payne 3/8in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a shapely beech handle and a clean back. It measures 9 1/2in long overall
$22
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Ward and Payne 1/2in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a shapely handle and a clean back. It measures 9in long overall
$20
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Ward and Payne 1/2in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a good handle with a bit of decal remaining and a clean back. It measures 10.5in long overall
$24
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Ward and Payne 1/2in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a nice beech handle and a clean back. It measures 10in long overall
$22
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Ward and Payne 3/8in Tang Chisel.
Ward was widely regarded as one of the highest quality makers of the 19th century. Contemporary American edge tool makers were compared to Ward when judged for quality. This example has a nice beech handle and a clean back. It measures 9in long overall
$22
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I&H Sorby 3/8in Tang Chisel.
This is a high quality Sheffield-made chisel in excellent condition. It has a clean back and excellent handle. A solid worker.
$22
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Early, Interesting Adjustable Washer Cutter.
This tool can cut circles or washers in thin wood, leather, rubber, etc. It's an early-looking example that appears to be hand-forged. It has long cutters and a good point and is perfectly usable.
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Clark Patent Expansive bit.
This bit bores holes from 7/8in to 3in. It was made by the CT Valley Mfg. Co. It's a very handy bit to have available when you need to bore an odd sized hole. This example is in excellent working condition
$20
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Interesting Saw Wrest.
This is a standard saw wrest with the interesting addition of an adjustable gauge. It is marked for John Shaw & Sons and has the "Governor" mark as well as "foreign" meaning it was imported for sale in England. It's clean and works well.
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Massive Buller Patent Saw Set.
This is a big sawset for working crosscut saws. It was patented by Jacob Buller on May 22, 1935. It's complete and in working order.
$15
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Morrill Patent Saw Set.
This is a clean example in perfect working order. The hammer is sized for larger handsaws, maybe 6PPI and greater.
$15
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North Brothers Yankee no. 130A Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver.
This is a pre-Stanley example made in Philadelphia. It's in excellent working order and has almost perfect original nickel. It comes with three bits including the elusive Philips no. 2 bit. An excellent working example with a strong return spring.
$26
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North Brothers Yankee no. 30 Spiral Ratchet Screwdriver.
This is a pre-Stanley example made in Philadelphia. It's in excellent working order and has almost perfect original nickel. It comes with three bits including the elusive Philips no. 2 bit. An excellent working example- this model did not have the return spring which makes it a little safer to use with the kids, dogs, etc. in the shop.
$26
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Pair of Machinist-Made 5in Inside/Outside Calipers.
These calipers were made by the same craftsman and both are in excellent usable condition.
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Starrett 3in Inside Calipers.
These round-leg calipers are in excellent working order. They were made by Starrett in Athol, MA. A top quality machinist tool that will also be useful for lathe work.
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Starrett 4in Inside Calipers.
These calipers are in excellent condition and work perfectly. They were made by Starrett in Athol, MA. A top quality machinist's tool.
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Tiny Lufkin 2in Outside Caliper.
This caliper was made by Lufkin in Saginaw, MI. It's in near-mint condition and works perfectly. An outstanding example.
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Excellent 5/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane has an over-stamped maker's mark. It's in outstanding condition with no flaws. A great example to put to work.
$20
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Stanley no. 95 Butt Mortise and Marking Gauge.
This gauge was made in the "type 11" era ca. 1911-1918. It's a simple, useful gauge for marking out mortises and other joints. This is a particularly clean example with almost all original nickel.
$20
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Stanley Patented 12in Combination Square.
This square is exceptionally clean and works perfectly. It's marked with Stanley's 1,984,951 patent date.
$26
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9in Machinists Level.
This level is unmarked. It has three intact vials and most original black finish remaining. It's an interesting design, not one I've seen before
$24
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Stanley no. 33 Level.
This level has most of its original orange finish and some missing nickel. The vial is intact.
$15
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Wm. Johnson Rosewood Mortise Gauge.
This is a good-looking gauge made from colorful rosewood. It has brass wear strips in the head and an adjustable point. It was made in Newark, NJ by Johnson. The pins are not terribly long, but they have enough length for a good amount of use. A good, usable mortise gauge
$26
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Goodell-Pratt 28in Plumb and Level.
This is a good, usable level. It has a mahogany stock and brass end caps. Both vials are intact. There is a hang hold drilled in one end, the backside of which has some blow-out which is unfortunate. Still a high quality level in usable condition
$20
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Stanley no. 122 12in Combination Square.
This square is in excellent condition and works perfectly. the rule is crisp and clean. the scribe is present and the level vial intact. A solid worker
$24
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Greenslade 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a high quality English plane with a cabinet pitch blade. It has some wear but is still in excellent working order. A useful plane for larger house moldings
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Early British 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by the Bristol maker Gillett documented has having operated throughout the first half of the 19th century. The plane has seen some work but remains in good, usable condition. It has a cabinet pitch blade which is clean and free of pitting. The boxing is straight. It's a good, usable example with some history behind it.
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5/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made sometime in the first half of the 19th century in Birmingham by William Parkes & Co. It's seen use and has light wear and a nice patina. The blade is clean, the boxing dead straight. A solid user in a medium size
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3/4in American Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Matthew Crannell in Albany in the mid-1800s. It's completely usable with some wear along the step. The boxing is long and straight and the blade is perfect and barely used. A good usable example for medium to large sized moldings.
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Excellent 7/8in British Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made in Portsmouth by James E. Buck. It's a high quality plane with a cabinet pitch blade and perfect boxing. It's clean and crisp, much more so than the usual examples I see. The blade is excellent with lots of length and zero pitting. A fine worker in a larger size for house moldings.
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American 3/4in Side Bead Molding PLane.
This plane is marked "H. Adams, New York" The mark appears in AWP-IV where it receives (***) for rarity. It's speculated that Adams was a tool merchant who sold planes marked by Auburn. The plane is in very good condition overall with no damage, just light wear. It's entirely usable
$22
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Exceptional Trio of British Slipped Side Bead Molding Planes.
These plane are all high-end slipped side beads with cabinet pitch blades. All three are as clean and crisp as you could hope to find. One is marked Griffiths, the other two have no mark. They match exactly. I have no reason to believe that the other two are not Griffiths as well. The sizes included are 1/2, 3/4, and 7/8. All are perfectly usable and in absolutely top condition.
$75
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A. Mathieson 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is a clean, crisp example in excellent condition. It's one of the most common sizes I find in vintage side beads. This one is superbly made and has a perfect blade. The only flaw is some light wear to the top of the wedge. An excellent example
$22
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High Quality 7/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by W. Sarjent in Reading, England. It's a well-made plane with double-boxing and a York pitch blade. The plane is clean and crisp with no damage. The blade is in excellent condition. It's completely usable.
$24
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Excellent 5/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by H. Chapin for Dillworth & Branson, a Philadelphia hardware dealer in the late 19th century. The plane is in excellent condition and perfectly usable. It's a good example of one of the most common size side beads I find.
$22
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Beautiful 7/8in American Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made in New York by Cornelius See work worked in and around New York City in the first half of the 19th century. The plane is in excellent condition and has the bold federal eagle mark at the toe that is documented as mark "A" in AWP-V. A nice example in a large size for house moldings
$22
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Excellent M. Opeland 7/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane has seen very little use and remains in outstanding condition with no flaws. A great plane to put to work if you need to cut large beads for house moldings
$24
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American 7/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Way & Sherman in Albany in the late 1840s/early 1850s. The plane is essentially unused with a factory-new blade and perfect boxing. The wedge has a repaired crack, the only flaw. A perfectly usable plane in a larger size for house moldings
$22
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Excellent 3/4in English Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by C. Nurse in London. It's in excellent condition with a perfect blade. The blade is bedded at cabinet pitch to help with working difficult hardwoods. It shows little use and remains in excellent working order. A good example to use for medium to larger house moldings.
$24
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Large Canadian 1 1/2in Nosing Molding Plane.
This plane cuts a complete 180 degree round-over on 1 1/2in thick stock. It's large enough to use for implement handles and similar. It was made in Roxton Pond, QC by A. Monty. The plane has been used a bit but remains in excellent condition with two clean, long blades.
$28
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3/4in British Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Gardner in Bristol, England likely in the 1840s. It's clean and crisp with only light wear. The blade is especially nice, completely clean and lapped. It's a good usable example in a larger size for big moldings and house moldings.
$24
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3/4in British Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by G. Popple in Sheffield, England. It has a cabinet pitch blade especially suited to working in hardwoods. It's clean and crisp with only light wear. The blade is especially nice, completely clean and lapped. It's a good usable example in a larger size for big moldings and house moldings.
$24
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Woodriver Low-Angle Block Plane.
This plane is new and unused. It's a copy of the vintage Stanley 65 low-angle knuckle-joint block plane. It's a quality plane. Woodriver are generally considered to be decent tools, not = the quality of Lie-Nielsen but more affordable. This one lists for $109 new from Amazon
$90
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Woodriver No.3 Small Smooth Plane.
This plane is essentially new. The former owner told me it had been used but it shows no signs of use. . It's a copy of the vintage Stanley 65 low-angle knuckle-joint block plane. It's a quality plane. Woodriver are generally considered to be decent tools, not the quality of Lie-Nielsen but more affordable. This one lists for $157 new from Amazon
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New-Old Stock Buck Brothers 1 3/8in Tapered Plane Iron.
This iron is in factory-new, completely unused condition. It's 7 1/2in long. It would make a great blade for a miniature smoother or a scrub plane. It's a top quality blade in absolutely top condition.
$28
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Stanley 606C Bedrock Body.
This is a good, usable body for a "type 3" Bedrock 606C made between 1900-1908. It has one small ding in the rib but otherwise no damage. Someone out there has a damaged 606 that needs a new bed.
$20
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Strange Rabbet Molding Plane.
This plane has a double step on one side sort of like a coachmaker's rabbet but in a regular size. It's missing its blade which should be easy to recreate. It's a very unique form I've never seen before. It was made in Sunderland by EG Fitzakerley in the last half of the 19th century. It's in outstanding condition, save the missing blade.
$15
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New-Old-Stock W.K.&C. Peace 1 3/4in Tapered Plane Blade.
This blade was made in Sheffield at the Eagle works by Peace. It's a 1 3/4in wide and 7 1/2in long. It has never been used. The back has no pitting. It's a great example to put in a smoother or jack plane.
$24
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I.Sorby 1 1/2in Tapered Plane Blade.
This blade is 7 1/2in long. It was made in Sheffield by I. Sorby and has the Mr Punch logo.
$15
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Sheffield 1 3/4in Tapered Plane Iron.
This plane iron is 7 1/2in long. It was made by Sheffield Steel Products. It's crisp and clean with no pitting.
$15
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1 1/2in Hand Plane Blade.
this unmarked blade is 1 1/2in wide and 4 3/4in long. It's a bit too wide for a Stanley no. 1. I'm not sure what it goes to, but I'm sure someone out there will need it.
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Kenneddy & Co Quirk Flat Ogee and Bead Molding Plane.
This plane is in excellent condition except for a missing strip of boxing at the rear of the plane. The blade is clean and barely used. The body is likewise clean and free of damage. It's a simple repair for the aspiring planemaker. It was made by Kennedy in the first half of the 19th century.
$15
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Wilson & Co 1 7/8in Tapered Double Iron.
This iron is especially clean and free of pitting. It comes with a matching cap iron. It's a thick laminated, tapered blade ideal for use as a project for the aspiring planemaker or as a replacement for a vintage wooden plane.. It's a high quality Sheffield plane blade in great shape.
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2 1/2in Tapered Single Plane Iron.
This blade is 8 1/4in long, laminated and tapered. The back is clean and has a slight hollow in the middle, exactly what you would hope to find. It's never been ground or honed. It was made by the German edge tool maker Bleckmann in Soligen. It would be a great blade for a jack plane or wider smoother.
$24
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D.R. Barton Spokeshave Blade.
This blade is 2 5/8in wide and 3in long. It was likely intended for a big cooper's jointer. It's never been used and is in excellent condition. A nice blade to use for a project.
$15
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Starrett 12in Combination Square Rule.
This 4R grad rule is in near-mint condition except for some initials stamped on the end. Just add some heads to it.
$15
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Massive 3 7/8in Skewed Tapered Single Plane Iron.
This blade would be used in a panel raiser or adjustable fillister plane. It's an early blade, clearly forge-welded and actually in good shape considering its age and size. It is unmarked.
$15
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Narrow Tapered Single Plane iron.
This French iron is 1 7/16in wide and 7 1/2in long. It's marked "Acier Fondu Anglais , Mutzig-Framont, Garanti" It would make a great iron for a scrub plane project. It's cleaner than it looks in the photos with only some light pinprick pitting.
$10
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Hock 1 3/8in Block Plane Blade.
This is a high carbon blade made by Hock for the Stanley 60 1/2 and similar block planes. It is in new condition, sharp and ready to work. It retails for $34 new.
$28
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Veritas 2 3/8in Blade and Chipbreaker.
This blade is made of O1 tool steel and will fit a no. 4 1/2, 6, 7, or similar plane. It retails for around $75 new from Lee Valley. It's in excellent condition and has seen little use.
$60
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Veritas 1 3/4in Blade and Chipbreaker.
This blade is made of O1 tool steel and will fit a no. 3, 5 1/4 or similar plane. It retails for around $75 new from Lee Valley. It's in excellent condition and has seen little use.
$60
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3/8in Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.
This chisel was made by I. Sorby in Sheffield. It has its original leather washer under the bolster. It just needs a handle
$12
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Unusual 22in Turning Saw.
This is clearly a user-made saw made from a lightweight wood that might be chestnut. The arms pass through mortises in the stretchers rather than the typical mortise and tenon construction. the blade is fairly early looking and has a most unusual connecting mechanism that the photos will do a better job describing than I can with words. It's an interesting design and looks to be usable still.
$35
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16in Bowsaw.
This bow or turning saw is in excellent condition and very well-made. It has boxwood handles and a good clean blade. The string is a modern replacement that won't break. A good, usable saw.
$45
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Handled Ovolo and Cove Plane.
This is a user-made molding plane that cuts a big 1 1/2in wide by 1in deep ovolo and cove profile. It's not quite big enough to be considered a crown molding. It's decently made with a two-piece oak body and a good blade. It's seen some use so it must be good enough to work.
$25
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Excellent Horned Wooden Smooth Plane.
This plane is 9in long with a 2in wide double iron. The plane itself is unmarked but the blade is a Sandusky. The plane has little wear and some nice decorations on the wedge and throat. The blade is on the short side but in nice shape with no pitting at all on the back. A good, solid user.
$30
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Roberts: Wooden Planes in 19th Century America Vol1.
This is the second expanded edition of this classic and essential reference on the wooden plane industry in America. It has a complete history of the major planemakers of the era including photos and catalog excerpts. It also details the Various types of wooden planes and their uses. It's an amazing reference, long out of print. This copy is in excellent condition with very light wear to the dustjacket.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold


Greenfield Tool Co. 1872 Catalog Reprint.
This 84 page catalog is a good reference for molding plane collectors and users. It is in very good condition overall.
$12 This Item Has Been Sold


DR Barton 1894 Catalog Reprint.
DR Barton was a prolific maker but their catalogs are hard to find. This is a reprint of the 1894 catalog, only 22 pages long but packed with tools for all trades.
$12 This Item Has Been Sold


H. Disston 1915 The Saw in History Reprint.
This is a MWTCA reprint of the 1915 original. 64 pages in very good condition
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Stanley 18922 Catalog Reprint.
This 64 page catalog has Stanley's full line of woodworking hand tools from planes to rules, levels to spokeshaves. It's in excellent condition and makes a good reference.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


A.F. Brombacher Coopers Tools Catalogs.
This 40 page catalog is in excellent condition. It's full of all sorts of cooper's tools as shown in the photos.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


A.F. Brombacher Coopers Tools Catalogs.
This 40 page catalog is in excellent condition. It's full of all sorts of cooper's tools as shown in the photos.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


1903 Hynson Tool & Supply Catalog Reprint..
This St. Louis, MO company specialized in cooper's tools. This catalog is 80 pages of every sort of cooper's tool you'd care to know about
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


American Axe and Tool Co. 1894 Catalog Reprint..
The American Axe and Tool Co was incorporated in 1889 and involved the merger of 14 axe and tool makers and 16 plants. The companies included many well-respected names like the Underhill Edge Tool Co. This catalog reprint has 130 pages if axes, hatchets, and other edge tools, along with a history of the company. It's in excellent condition with minor wear.
$12 This Item Has Been Sold


Herring Bros. 1/8in Curved, Flat Carving Tool..
This is a tiny carving tool made by Herring Bros. in London. It has an outstanding handle wit beautiful grain and color. The blade is decent, not perfect. It's usable and very pretty.
$12 This Item Has Been Sold


H. Taylor 3/8in Skew Carving Chisel.
This no. 12 double-bevel skewed carving chisel was made by Taylor in England. It has a clean blade and perfect handle- an ideal worker
$18 This Item Has Been Sold


Vintage Henry Taylor no. 3 5/8in Flat Carving Gouge.
This is a near-mint vintage Taylor carving tool made in England. It retails for about $45 new
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Buck Brothers 1/4in no. 2 Skew Carving Chisel.
This double-bevel skewed chisel was made by Buck in Milbury, MA. It's in excellent condition with a sharp bevel. The handle isn't original but it's really nice with a unique design. A high quality American carving tool in great shape.
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Winsted 1/2in Socket Chisel.
This chisel was made by the Winsted Edge Tool Works in Winsted, CT, the same company that made Witherby tools. This one has the "Karpenter" brand logo on it. It's 12in long overall with a perfectly clean blade and usable handle.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Collection of Ten Carving Tools.
A collection of ten various carving tools in various sizes and shapes. All usable. Included are:
Unmarked Flat 3/16in spoon gouge
Henry Taylor 1/2in no. 4 sweep gouge. Short, needs a grind and hone
Henry Taylor flat 1/4in Spoon Gouge
5/16in Sheffield (makrer mark unreadable) no. 4 sweep gouge
Unmarked 1/2in gouge with a boxwood handle. Likely Marples. It has an incannel grind that I would probably regrind to outcannel. The handle is Outstanding.
Herring Bros 5/8in no. 6 sweep Fishtail gouge. The handle is roughed out and needs refining. It'll take 5min with a spokeshave. Otherwise excellent
Short Sheffield-Made (maker unreadable) 3/16in V Carving Tool
SJ Addis no. 21 1/8in Skew Flat Carving Tool
Atkin & Son 1/2in Boxwood-handled Gouge. Blade is so-so but the handle is awesome. Needs a regrind and hone.
Newer Buck 1/2in double-Bevel Carving Tool

$80 This Item Has Been Sold


Collection of 10 Carving Tools .
This is a collection of 10 usable carving tools in various sizes and shapes. Included in the collection are the following:
Herring Bros no. 4 flat gouge. Needs a regrind and hone. the handle is somewhat crude but could be reshaped with a spokeshave to fit your hand in just a few minutes.
Brade & Co 1in no. 7 gouge. Needs a grind and hone
Unmarked 1/4in spoon gouge in excellent condition
L&IJ White 1/2in Gouge
Linder (?) 3/16in spoon gouge. Needs a grind and hone.
N.L.S Co 5/16in no. 7 gouge- excellent and sharp with a gorgeous handle
J.B. Addis no. 21 skewed flat spoon gouge
Butcher 3/16in gouge- short but usable
S.J. Addis Flat Spoon gouge- 1/4in fair condition
M&O, London 1/4in Double-Bevel Carving Chisel
All good, usable carving tools.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold


Wm. Marples 1/2in Tang Chisel.
This is a thin, fine tang chisel made by Marples in Sheffield. It has a perfectly clean back and will make an excellent worker
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


SJ Addis no. 7 3/16in Carving Gouge.
This gouge was made by Ward and Payne and marked for SJ Addis of London. It's in excellent condition with zero pitting and a perfect handle. It's a very hard to find size and will make an excellent worker
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Herring Bros 1/4in Back-Bent Gouge.
This gouge is in excellent condition and is perfectly usable. It's a scarce and desirable profile useful for carving ball and claw feet and similar.
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Ward and Payne 1/2in Flat Incannel Paring Gouge.
This is a no. 5 sweep incannel paring or coping gouge made by Ward and Payne in Sheffield. It has a nice boxwood handle and a good blade. There is no pitting, just some light discoloration. Ward was a top quality Sheffield edge tool maker throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries making many of the edge tools sold under the SJ Addis name. This one needs a quick bevel grind and hone and it'll be up and running in no time
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


5/8in Boxwood-Handled Fine Paring Chisel.
This is a nice thin, fine paring chisel in excellent condition. IT has a nicely patinated boxwood handle and a perfectly clean back. There is a maker's mark but I can't quite read it. It's definitely British.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Ray Iles 1/8in Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.
This chisel is in near-new condition. It looks like it's been honed but has no evidence of use. It retails for $100 new today.
$85 This Item Has Been Sold


Superb Robert Sorby 5/16in Sash Mortise Chisel.
This is a beautiful chisel in near-new condition. It's sharp, honed, and ready to use. An outstanding chisel in a useful size
$40 This Item Has Been Sold


Full Set of Ashley Iles Bevel-Edge Bench Chisels.
This set of twelve chisels ranges in size from 2in to 1/8in. They are all in new or like-new condition. Six still have the original protective coating on the bevel. The other six show no use but are honed and sharp, ready to work. This set retails for over $400 if ordered new today. A superb set.
$375 This Item Has Been Sold


DR Barton 1/4in skew Chisel.
This chisel is crisp and clean and very sharp. It's 8in long overall and has a perfect handle and no pitting. a good user for working half-blind dovetails and the like.
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Top Quality James Swan 3/8in Tang Chisel.
This is an excellent example with a clean back, lapped flat and free of pitting. The handle is perfect. It was made in Seymour, CT by James Swan. A top quality user chisel in a useful size.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold


Irwin Expansive Bit.
This adjustable auger bit cuts holes from 7/8in to 3in diameter. It's useful and effective when you need to bore an odd size hole. It's in very good working order and comes in a slide-top box.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Good, Usable Spoke Pointer.
This spoke pointer is not marked but I believe it's a Stearns. IT has a good blade and most original finish. The blade needs a quick grind and hone to get rid of a nick. A spoke pointer is used to put a conical end on square stock in preparation for use of the hollow auger to turn round tenons.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Unused Veritas 5/8in Tapered Tenon Cutter.
This tenon cutter is in new, unused condition in its original box with the instructions. It retails new for $46.50
$40 This Item Has Been Sold


Crescent Tool Works Scraper.
This small box scraper was made by Crescent in New York. It's in good, usable condition
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Starrett Machinists Scraper.
This swivel-head scraper was made by Starrett in Athol, MA. It's a top quality tool in excellent working order.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold


Three Starrett Blades for Square.
These blades will work in a diemaker's or toolmaker's square. Also included is a C391 Center Gage.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold


Good Hollow Tool handle.
This is a good, usable example with perfect nickel plating with Wright's Aug 12, 1884 patent on the chuck. It comes with a clutch of original bits as shown in the photos including awls, screwdriver, chisel, gouge, etc. The two jaw chuck can hold just about anything with a square shank including rasps and files of all sorts. It has some light wear on the beautiful apple handle.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Millers Falls Alford Patent Hand Vise.
This hand vise also acts as a hollow tool handle. It's a very nice usable example with a superb rosewood handle. It has all of its original bits but the removable tapered square shank is missing, as it often is. It's still a perfectly usable hand vise for holding small parts or any of the included tools save the circle cutter which requires the bit stock shank. A great-looking and usable example of this scarce and desirable tool.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Stanley SW Era no. 70 Scraper.
This is a 1920s SW Era scraper in excellent condition. It has a perfect blade and almost all original finish. handy for scraping large areas.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Large Cheney Patented Carpenters Hammer.
This is a big hammer with a 24oz head. It has a clean face, damage-free claws and Cheney's patented nail-starting head. The handle is okay- there are no cracks just some chips towards the end you can see in the photos. A perfectly usable hammer in a larger size than you'd expect to find in a carpenter's hammer
$24 This Item Has Been Sold


Tiny 3oz Ball Peen Hammer.
This is a sweet little hammer in great shape.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


Eclipse Pin Vise.
This small pin vise was made by Eclipse in England. It's in perfect condition and works well.
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Big Leach Patent Saw Set.
This saw set was patented by Samuel Leach Jan 19, 1869. It was produced by O. W. Bullock in Springfield, MA. It's 12in long and intended for big rip saw and similar, probably 6PPI and greater. It's in excellent working order and somewhat uncommon.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Absolutely Massive 4in Plane Iron.
This is one of the most interesting things I've found in a long time. It's a tapered single iron 4in wide and an incredible 13.5in long. It was made by Goldenberg in France. It's in pristine condition with a mirror finish on the back. I suppose it could have been intended for a cooper's jointer but I've never seen one of these planes with an iron this long. It would be a fun blade to build a plane around!
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Early Saw Wrest.
This is an early-looking, unmarked saw wrest in very good condition. It has a great look to it- measuring 9.5in long overall.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


Early Saw Wrest.
This is an early-looking, unmarked saw wrest in very good condition. It has a great look to it- measuring 9in long overall.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


6oz Ball Peen Hammer.
This hammer is unmarked and in very good, perfectly usable, condition.
$10 This Item Has Been Sold


Stanley no. 893 Butt Mortise and Marking gauge.
This is a good usable example with long cutters. It has the fancy script Stanley logo that dates to around 1900. A good, usable example of a somewhat scarce gauge
$22 This Item Has Been Sold


Three Usable Inside Calipers.
Three calipers in sizes 2,3,5in. All usable, but nothing special. One was made in Athol, MA.
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Well-Made Steel Plumb Bob.
This plumb bob was likely made by a machinist. It's unmarked, turned from a piece of 3/4in bar stock. It's a well-made tool in perfect working order.
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Early Stanley Boxwood Marking Gauge.
This gauge has Traut's August 5, 1873 patent date stamped on the beam. The boxwood has aged to a deep golden color. the pin has been replaced as shown in the photos. It's a good looking gauge with a bit of wear but still quite usable.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold


Stanley no. 36 1/2L 6in Caliper Rule.
This one foot folding rule with caliper is made of boxwood with a brass hinge and caliper. It's in excellent condition with perfectly clean scales and a tight hinge. The "L" designation means it's a left-hand reading rule. An exceptional example in perfect working order
$30 This Item Has Been Sold


Vester Tools Double Square .
This is one of the very few Vesper tools I've been privileged to sell. This is the "Double Square MB plus 15mm blade" package which includes the double square stock, three blades, along with the addition of the 150MM blade for the same stock. Pricing Vesper tools is tricky, but so is ordering them. They don't often come up for resale and aren't always readily available to order new from the maker. I've priced this one at current retail. You can have it in 1-3 days via USPS rather than waiting for the next new batch to come into stock and get shipped from Australia.
$210 This Item Has Been Sold


Outstanding 10in Rosewood Bevel Gauge.
This is a gorgeous gauge in excellent condition. It has a near-perfect rosewood stock with crisp corners and a clean blade. It works perfectly and looks great.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Starrett 6in Lock-joint Inside Transfer Calipers.
This caliper is in excellent condition and works perfectly. Still sold new today, it retails for $175 new from Starrett today.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Early Starrett 3in Spring Dividers.
This is a decent, usable pair marked "Yankee" with Starrett's Jun 2, 1885 patent date. Not the prettiest but they work well.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Unusual Eden Patent Spirit Level.
This level was made by the Eden Specialty Co of Richmond Hill, NY. It's meant to be attached to a plate or board while being used at the job site. It's in excellent condition with almost all original nickel and both the plumb and level vials intact.
$15 This Item Has Been Sold


Athol Machine Tool Co. 5in Spring Divider.
This is a perfectly usable divider made in Athol, MA. It has nice even points and adjusts easily. A fine worker for layout work.
$24 This Item Has Been Sold


Union Tool Co. Spokeshave.
This example is unmarked but the design is unmistakable. It's in very good condition with a clean blade. A perfectly usable shave
$25 This Item Has Been Sold


Unmarked 5in Divider.
This divider isn't special but it works perfectly.
$5 This Item Has Been Sold


Adorable 2in Spring divider.
This divider was made by J. Stevens in Chicopee Falls, MA. It's in perfect working order. One of the smallest I've ever seen and in excellent condition. Super cute and useful for small layout work
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


18n Machinists Level.
This level was made by the Athol Machine Co. in Athol, MA. All three vials are intact. The body has 95%+ origianl japanning. The top and bottom are fairly clean with some honest patina. A good, high quality machinists level.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Starrett 9in Machinists Level.
This level was made by the Starrett in Athol, MA. All three vials are intact. The body has about 505 original japanning. The top and bottom are fairly clean with some honest patina. A good, usable, high quality machinists level.
$28 This Item Has Been Sold


Tiny E. A. Stearns no. 43 One Foot, Four-Fold Boxwood Rule.
This rule is in good, usable condition with clean scales and all original alignment pins. IT's an early rule made in Brattleboro, VT in the mid-1800s.
$30 This Item Has Been Sold


Veritas Dual Marking Gauge.
This gauge is in new, unused condition in its original packaging with the original instructions. It lists for $55 new for Lee Valley Today. It's very hard to find Veritas tools in new condition at anything less than a 10% discount. They make fantastic tools and don't need to put them on sale. This is a good opportunity to get a deal on a great tool.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Mint Starrett 4in no. 135 Machinists Level.
This level is in perfect condition. It's a top quality tool made in Athol, MA by Starrett
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Starrett No. 193 Protractor Heads.
This box contains two mint, unused protractor heads.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


Starrett 12in Two-Head Combination Square.
This square is in excellent condition and works perfectly. It has the square and protractor head. The vial is intact and the scribe is present. A top quality square made in Athol, MA by Starrett
$60 This Item Has Been Sold


Lufkin 12in Combination Square.
This is a clean, usable example with a hardened steel head. It has its original scribe and an intact vial. It's a top quality machinists tool made in Saginaw, MI by lufkin
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Big Flat Quirk Ogee Molding Plane.
This plane was made by the Albany, NY planemaking partnership of Randall & Cook in the mid-19th century. It cuts a 1 1/2in wide by 3/4in deep quirk flat ogee profile with a small fillet at the end. It's seen very little use and is in excellent condition all around. The blade looks nearly factory-new. The body is crisp and clean, the boxing prefect. It's a scarce profile and a very nice plane to put to use.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Good working Pair of 1in Handled Tongue and Groove Molding Planes.
These planes were made by he Greenfield Tool Company of Greenfield, MA. They have been used quite a bit but remain in very good working order. The fences are steel-clad for wear resistance which in this case is an welcome upgrade. They still have long, sharp blades which might be later replacements based on the amount of wear the bodies show while the blades look almost full-length. The handles are in great shape with long horns. Both planes have holes for a helper handle to be attached, a testament to the type of work these planes are capable of. They are a good working pair that still have a lot of working years ahead of them.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold


Very Early I.COX 3/8in Side Bead Molding Palne.
John Cox (I.Cox) made planes in Birmingham from 1770-1843. This is an early style plane with a rounded wedge finial and broad, flat chamfers. It's seen a lot of use and has a great patina to it. The blade is on the short side- It still has some life to it but the tang is short. I may be able to find a replacement for it if you intend to use it. It's a beautiful plane some 200 years old or so.
$26 This Item Has Been Sold


Superb 1/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Sandusky. It's a model 47. It's exceptionally clean and crisp with nice sharp corners and a perfectly clean blade. It's seen little, if any use. Sandusky made some really nice planes and some that are.. less good. This one looks to be high quality to me and should be a fine user in a very desirable small size
$30 This Item Has Been Sold


Curvy Quirk Ogee Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Simms in London in the first two decades of the 19th century. For 200+ years old it's in amazing condition and completely usable. The body has a nice even patina and only evidence of light use. The plane cuts a steep quirk ogee 3/4in wide by 5/8in deep. It's a superb profile and a really nice early plane. An ideal worker.
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Superb Stanley no. 81 SW Era Cabinet Scraper.
This is the nicest example of the 81 I've come across. It's a Stanley SW era tool made in the 1920s in Canada. It has all original nickel. The blade is original and near-perfect. The rosewood sole is clean with only a few scratches and no wear. The 81 is essentially the same as the no. 80 cabinet scraper but adds a nice rosewood sole. A simply outstanding tool.
$65 This Item Has Been Sold


Sargent Adjustable Block Plane.
This plane was made by Sargent for Fulton. It's in near-mint condition with a sharp blade, ready to use. It's not the sexiest but you'll be willing to use it in spots where you won't want to risk using your more expensive block planes. I use an identical plane for working outdoors and for a bunch of interior trim jobs I've been working on lately.
$20 This Item Has Been Sold


E.C. Emmerich Pocket Block Plane.
This is a sweet little German block plane in mint condition in its original packaging. The blade has been honed and is extremely sharp, ready to work out of the box. Its former owner assures me he used it but I see no evidence at all it ever touched wood. It's a top quality plane that lists for $96 new today.
$80 This Item Has Been Sold


Record 09 1/2 Block Plane.
This plane is in mint condition. Its blade is sharp and ready to use. It's a top quality block plane that will be a great worker. Still sold today by Record, these retail for $99 new.
$40 This Item Has Been Sold


Stanley Four-Square Junior Jack Plane.
This is a good, usable example of the Four-Square jack plane, equivalent to the Stanley 5 1/4. It's in excellent condition overall with almost all original japanning, a good clean blade, and near-perfect knob and tote. Besides having hardwood handles, it doesn't have a frog adjusting screw which are the only differences between the main line Bailey planes and Four Square planes I can see. A solid worker
$40 This Item Has Been Sold


Veritas no. 4 Smooth Plane.
This is a custom no. 4 with an adjustable mouth, PM-V11 blade. It's fitted with a 50 degree frog, a wide knob, and a medium traditional tote. It lists for $299 new for Lee Valley Today. It's very hard to find Veritas tools in new condition at anything less than a 10% discount. They make fantastic tools and don't need to put them on sale. This is a good opportunity to get a deal on a great tool.
$260 This Item Has Been Sold


Millers Falls no. 9 Smooth Plane.
This is an excellent example with some light honest patina but no damage. The knob and tote are perfect. The blade is original and clean. the blade is recently ground and honed and is extremely sharp- ready to work out of the box. It has the patented two-piece lever cap that many folks like. It's a top quality plane every bit the quality of the Stanleys made in the same era. A fantastic worker for certain.
$55 This Item Has Been Sold


Record 04 Smooth Plane.
This is an excellent example with some light honest patina, some faint spots of paint loss but no damage.. The knob and tote are perfect. The blade is original and clean. the blade is recently ground and honed and is extremely sharp- ready to work out of the box. It's a top quality plane every bit the quality of the Stanleys made in the same era. A fantastic worker for certain.
$50 This Item Has Been Sold


Mint Lie-Nielsen no. 3 Small Smooth Plane.
This is the bronze version of the L-N 3 with a 50 degree frog. It's my favorite plane they make- the size is perfect and the bronze body gives it a great heft. This example is in mint condition in its original box. It may have been used once or twice but it has no visible signs of wear. It lists for $325 new. It's extremely hard to get any Lie-Nielsen tools in new condition at any sort of a discount. They are absolute top quality and there is no need for them to ever go on sale. This is a rare opportunity to get one at a discount.
$285 This Item Has Been Sold


English Pad Saw.
This is a clean, usable saw with a good blade. The handle is beech. It's completely unmarked
$15 This Item Has Been Sold


12in Tyzack & Turner Brass-Back Backsaw.
This saw is in mint condition. The plate is perfect. There are no flaws. It's 14PPI rip, ideal for cutting tenons. It's sharp but could use a quick touch-up filing. Made in Sheffield, it's a top quality saw. It's as nice an example as you'll find anywhere.
$95 This Item Has Been Sold


8inin Tyzack & Turner Brass-Back Dovetail Saw.
This saw is in mint condition. The plate is perfect. There are no flaws. It's 20PPI rip, ideal for cutting small dovetails. It's very sharp and ready to use. Made in Sheffield, it's a top quality saw. It's as nice an example as you'll find anywhere.
$95 This Item Has Been Sold


Crown Tools 10in Dovetail Saw.
This straight-handle gent's saw or dovetail saw has a 10in plate 17PPI rip, ideal for dovetails. It's in new condition in the original packaging.
$24 This Item Has Been Sold


Early, Extra-Large 31in Yellow Birch Jointer Plane.
This looks like an early American jointer to me. There is no maker's mark on the toe I can see. The Heel is marked with an incuse "S.C." mark. The plane is absolutely usable, though it's not perfect. It has a nice closed tote which is free of damage. There is a cast iron strike at the toe. The blade is an early Greaves 2 1/2in tapered double iron which is in excellent condition. The sole has a couple of imperfections as shown in the photos- it looks like it was made from an imperfect piece of timber which had some old worm damage in it. The sides and top are absolutely fine. The sole damage won't affect use I don't think. It's definitely an early plane based on the design characteristics and looks to be a decent user
$45 This Item Has Been Sold


Early Radiused Smooth Plane.
This plane is curved both front to back and side to side. It's unmarked and looks like yellow birch to me. The blade is very short and may not be original, though it does match the sole profile. I can provide a new blade for it that would have more life left but would need to be ground to match the sole.
$25 This Item Has Been Sold


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