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These are tools that were sold in the past. I'm preserving the pictures and descriptions for informational purposes.

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December, 2010

Beech Stair Saw

A good worker with an 8 in. blade. The body is in very good condition with a few small, tight checks towards the toe, but otherwise perfect. The horns are nice and long and complete. It has a nice overall patina. useful for cutting dados to a specific depth. $30
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Rosewood and Brass Mortise Gauge

It is unmarked, as many were. Is has good points and moves freely. The rosewood is especially nice with the head showing some beautiful heartwood/sapwood delineations. An excellent user. $25
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Nice User-Made Panel Gauge

This is a craftsman-made gauge in the classic British style. The beam appears to be boxwood, the head some sort of interesting wood with contrasting sap and heart wood and distinct ray fleck. The wedge-lock holds the head in place well and tightens well with just moderate thumb pressure. Panel gauges are an essential tool when marking a wide board or panel to width- no longer will you have to make multiple marks with a tape and play connect-the-dots with a straightedge. A good looking and very functional tool. "J. DAIVES" owner's mark on the head and beam. $28
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Beautiful Spear and Jackson Handsaw

By far the best Spear and Jackson saw I've seen- This model has a goreous double-loop beech handle with all of its original finish and the original paper label around the medallion. The paper label reads "All saws branded SPEAR and JACKSON are fully warranted. SPEAR and JACKSON have an experience as saw makers extending over 100 years." The blade is 26 inches and 7 points per inch crosscut. It has a mirror like finish to it and a bright, clear etch. In the middle of the plate the main etch reads "Made by New Process". Below that is the S&J Mermaid brand logo. Below that "London Spring, The perfection of quality and workmanship." To the left of the main etch it reads: "This saw is made of a secret grade of Special Vandium Steel which will keep a better edge than any other." To the right of the main etch it reads: "Extra High Temmper, It has to be set with a hammer instead of a plier saw set. Set the points of each tooth only. Reset frequently." The blade is dead straight and sharp, with a bold nib at the end. It has a fantastic "ring" to it. There are a few scratches and some small areas of tarnish that look worse than they do because of the bright finish on the rest of the blade. $85
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Stanley No. 4 Sweetheart Smooth Plane.

This is a type 15, the last of the Sweetheart planes ca. 1931-1932. It has an excellent body- clean with nearly perfect japanning. The knob and tote are also in great shape. It has the embossed lever cap with the keyhole shaped hole. The blade is also in great shape with more than 1 ½ inches of life left. A perfect plane to put to use. $35
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MP17 Cox and Luckman 5/4in. Thumbnail.

A scarce larger thumbnail plane in excellent condition. The body is clean with nice crisp edges. The blade sharp with an excellent flat back. The spring lines are clear and the maker's mark is clear. $40
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PEXTO No. 1102 10in. Bit Brace.

Peck, Stowe, and Wilcox made some of the hardest working braces out there. This one has gorgeous cocobolo pad and handle. It is a heavy duty brace with stout jaws and a ball bearing pad. It has an exposed ratcheting mechanism which is engaged by flipping up a steel selector on one side or the other. It's probably not the best design to use in an environment where all sorts of debris would get lodged in it, but for your ordinary wood shop it would be perfect. Plus, the exposed ratchet just looks cool. It would make an excellent user. $26
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Lufkin 9in. Combination Square

A scarce, smaller combination square with a 9in. rule. The rule is in good shape with some scattered pitting and clear markings. The head has the level vial intact and the original scribe. $30
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Bagshaw and Field, Phila. Apple Spokeshave

This firm worked in Philadelphia from 1881-1925 according to the DAT. It's a really nice spokeshave made from a nice dark applewood. The blade is in good condition and the throat shows little wear. Clearly marked under the right handle. $25
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Millers Falls No. 20 1 to 2 in. Micrometer

An interesting MF tool in a Goodell Pratt box with instructions for both the GP 120 and MF 20 mics so this probably dates to around 1931 when the two companies merged. The mic is in excellent condition, moves perfectly, and has the original wrench and instructions $20
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Early L.S. Starrett 4in. Dividers.

Marked with the early "The L.S.S. Co., Athol, Mass" mark and the June 2, 1885 patent date. They work well with good, sharp points, a string spring, and good threads. An essential layout tool. Owner's marks"JR" on legs. $12
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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane

This is a type 8 from right around the turn of the century. It has a good clean body and most of the original japanning remaining. The rosewood knob and tote are excellent with no chips or cracks. The blade has over 2 inches of life left, and a nice clean, flat back- no rust or pitting. It won't take much more than a quick honing to put this plane to work. $40

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Stanley 8in. Bit Brace

An early example with the "Stanley Rule and Level Co." Logo on the chuck sleeve. I think this is a Fray model that was branded with the Stanley logo around the time of the 1909 acquisition. This one has nice a cocobolo pad and handle, a concealed ratchet, and alligator type jaws. The pad and handle are in good shape with a few small dings here and there, but they both turn nicely. The chuck works perfectly- ratchets well in both directions, and the jaws mate well. An excellent brace in a good general-purpose size. $26

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British Jack Plane

This 16 inch plane is unmarked, but I'm almost positive it is British. The body is dense beech with a nicely sculpted tote. The body is excellent with a few dings but no chips or cracks. There is a steel strik button at the toe. The 2 1/8 in. tapered double iron is by Thos. Ibbotson . It's massive, more than 1/8 in. thick at the end. It has a good camber to it which is useful for a jack. There is about 3/4 in. of life left. Wooden jacks are a lot of fun to use- they are a much different experience than a metallic bench plane. $28

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Millers Falls No. 2 Medium Eggbeater Hand Drill

This is the bigger brother to the No. 5. It has a chuck that accept bits from 0-3/8 inches in diameter. The gear is a little larger than the No. 5 for additional torque. This one dates to about 1910. It has cocobolo head and handles. The hollow handle has three Morse twist bits. The drill is in good condition with paint loss to the frame and gear. The chuck works well, opening and closing easily. The gearing is very smooth. An excellent drill to put to use. $30

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Millers Falls No. 3 Small Egbeater Hand Drill.

This is a fairly uncommon Millers Falls tool. It is meant for fine work and is equipped with a 0-3/16 inch chuck and small single gear. It distinguishes itself by the clever detachable hollow handle. The barrel lock 4nscrews and a thumbscrew is depressed to release the handle. Bits can be stored inside. The example is in very good condition. The drill works perfectly with a smooth action and good 3-jaw chuck. There is some paint loss on the gear. The mushroom shaped side handle is present. $30
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Mini Breast Drill by Jordan, Germany

This breast drill is hardly longer than a medium duty hand drill. It has a small breast plate and side handle to assist with larger work. The chuck accept bits from 0-1/2in. The crank is marked Jordan, Germany. The gears are very precise and smooth. About 95% of the original paint remains on the gear and breast plate. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $20
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OLDER STUFF





Three Excellent Ward Coping/Paring Gouges.

This is a set of three matching incannel gouges by the English maker Ward. The gouges are all in excellent condition with good handles and sharp blades. There is no rust or pitting on any of them. The largest is 1 inch wide with a flat sweep. It measures a full 7 inches long from bevel to the start of the tang. The middle is 7/8 wide with a medium sweep, also about 7 inches long. The smallest is 3/8 wide and 6 inches from bevel to the tang. $65 for the three
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Mathieson, Glasgow 1/8in. Slipped Side Bead

This plane looks virtually unused with no hammer marks at all. The blade is long and clean. The boxing is excellent. It is an perfect user in a very useful size. $28
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John Green Small Ovolo Molding Plane.

The Greens were prolific planemakers in York from 1768-1808 and beyond. The plane is in excellent condition with a gorgeous body and a small, crisp profille. It could be used as a sash plane, or on its own to put a nice accent on a shelf edge, or otherwise. The mouth is incredibly tight. The blade is bedded at York pitch. The blade has a nice flat back with no rust or pitting. It would be a fantastic user. "A Perkins" owner's mark at the heel. $40
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Stanley No. 7 Jointer.

This is a pre-WWII type 16 jointer made between 1933-1941. It is in excellent condition overall with a nice clean body, nearly perfect japanning, and an excellent knob and tote. The blade is almost full-length with over 2 inches of meat left. The lever cap has almost all of the original nickel. The rosewood has good color and almost all its original finish. An excellent user. $70
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Stanley No. 8 Jointer

This is a Type 9 ca. 1902-1907. It's a massive plane, the largest jointer Stanley made. It has the size and heft to tackle the largest boards. The body is in good condition- the bed was repainted at some point, but it was done well and looks very nice. The rosewood knob and tote are excellent with no major faults. The blade isn't original to the plane- it's a later replacement with the notched Stanley logo. It is in good condition, sharp with over 2 1/4inches of life left. It is mechanically sound and will make a great user. $85
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Set of Eight Shiverick and Malcom Hollow and Round Planes (plus one)

David Shivrick and Frederick Malcom made planes in Brooklyn, NY from 1853-1864 according to AWP-IV. All of the examples of their planes that I have found have been of exceptional quality and these are no exception. The set consists of eight hollows and rounds and a single side bead. These planes have always been together and share the same "JHE" owner's mark. The set consists of a matched pair of No. 16 planes (1 1/4 in. wide cut), a No. 6 matched pair (1/2in. wide cut) a No. 4 matched pair (approx. 3/8 in. wide cut), a No. 14 round (1 in. wide cut), and a No. 2 round (1/4 in. wide cut). I believe I have matching planes available for the two singletons- if you are interested I can send details. The side bead is a 3/16 in. None of the planes show any signs of use- there are no hammer marks at the heels and the wedges are perfect. The plane bodies are excellent with nice wide chamfers, crisp edges, and a nice even patina. The mouths are all very tight and the blades are excellent- sharp with no rust or pitting. The only minor defect I can see is that the boxing on the side bead has some roughness, but it is complete with no cracks. All of these planes would be excellent users. $185
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Excellent 3/4in. Dado Plane.

This plane has a maker's mark at the toe but a Mr. EJ Brown has boldly stamped his mark over the maker's name. The plane is in excellent condition with a very clean body, nice long, sharp blade, thumbscrew depth stop, and a long nicker blade. An excellent plane to use in a handy size. $35
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Stanley No. 6 Fore Plane.

This is a type 6 ca. 1888-1892. The entire plane has a really nice, even patina to it. It looks like an old tool should- well used but taken care of. The body has about 50% japanning left. There are no chips or cracks and the sole is nice and smooth. The rosewood knob and tote are excellent- no chips or cracks anywhere. The blade has over an inch and a half of life left. It's sharp with a nice flat back. It is an excellent plane to put to use in your shop either as a traditional fore plane or as a smaller jointer. $45
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Stokoe 1/2in. Dado.

George Stokoe was a planemaker in London from approx. 1811-1833. This plane is in excellent condition despite the fact that it has had at least three owners- A "J.W. Derrick", an "A. Leach", and one other I can't make out. The plane is mechanically perfect with an exceptionally sharp blade, good long nickers, and a nice thumbscrew depth stop. An excellent user. $35
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Pair of English Side Bead Molding Planes.

Two planes, a 1/2 and a 3/8 side bead, both owned by an "A.C. LITTLE" at one point. The planes are by different makers but they've been together for a long time, so I'd like to keep them together, at least for a little while longer. Both planes are in excellent condition and are sharp and ready to work. The bodies and wedges are nearly perfect. The blades are sharp and ground properly. The 3/8 is by Skeleton, the 1/2 is by Ward and Payne. Both planes are made from perfectly quarter-sawn stock and have excellent ray fleck. $50
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Matched Pair of Stokoe No. 2 Hollows and Rounds

nice pair of planes by the early London planemaker George Stokoe. Stokoe worked from 1811-1833 according to Goodman. The planes are in very good condition with beautiful beech bodies and york pitch irons. The round has a nice blade, the hollow's iron will need to be re-ground before it is used. Good, clear owner's mark "W. Bray" and maker's mark. $35
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Matched Pair of Griffiths, Norwich 1/2in. Tongue and Groove Planes.

Another good, usable pair of T&G planes in a scarce small size. These planes are in very good shape with the usually dings and bumps. The irons are good and sharp. The grooving plane has a properly fitting replacement wedge. $35
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H. Chapin No. 113 Jack Plane.

This plane measures 16 inches with a 2 1/8in. iron. It has a nice open tote which is perfect- no chips or cracks. The body is very good with no cracks, only one chip out of the left side. It has a clear maker's mark and a tight mouth. The blade is marked "Jowitt's extra" with a logo I don't recognize. There is over 1 ¼ inches of life left. A good user wooden jack. $30
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Stanley No. 20 6in. Try Square.

Brass and rosewood with a blued steel blade. The rosewood handle has especially nice grain with distinct heartwood and sapwood streaks. Straight and square. $14
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Stanley Rosewood and Brass Bevel.

An early example with the "Stanley Rule and Level Co." logo and 9/6/1904 patent date. The blade is clean and the markings crisp. The rosewood handle has no chips or cracks and a nice dark grain to it. Another shop essential- you need (at least) one- this is a good one. $15
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Stanley No. 3 Smooth Plane.

This plane looks to have been made around 1947. The blade has the month/year mark "147". It has features of type 17, 18, and 19, proving that the type study isn't perfect when it comes to these transitional years. The plane is in very good shape with a nice clean body, almost perfect japanning, and an excellent rosewood knob and tote. The blade is full length with 1 3/4 inches left and a very clean back. An excellent plane to put to use $40
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November, 2010

Excellent User-Made Mahogany Sliding Bevel

A very simple tool but very well executed. The bevel measures 11in overall with a 9 in blade. It is held in the slot with a nicely fitted screw and diamond shaped nut. The blade slides well yet it is a tight precision fit. The mahogany is a deep brown-red. There are no markings on it. $18
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Massive Millwright's Screwdriver

24in overall with a 15in. blade. Nice octagonal handle and brass ferrule. $12
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Union Factory/ H Chapin Razee Jack Plane

An interesting plane- clearly marked 13 1/2 at the toe. This model doesn't appear in my 1877 Chapin catalog. The plane was either re-fitted with a hardwood sole or was made like this to begin with. The body has some rough areas towards the toe. The rest of the body is fine. The tote has no chips or cracks and it's solid. The blade is a massive Charles Buck laminated double iron measuring about 1/8 thick and 2 3/8 wide. It has a little over 1 1/2 inches of life left. The back of the iron is nice and flat and won't take much work at all to put back to use. $25
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Pratt's Patent "Star" Hack Saw

This design was patented by Henry Pratt and sold by Millers Falls, this hack saw frame allowed the blade to be mounted in four different positions. It is tensioned by means of a wing nut. This one is marked "8". It has all of it's original japanning and a good handle. $18
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Porter Stepped Reverse Ogee

An early British plane dating to the first third of the 19th century. The blade is sharp and set at 55 degrees. The body is short which is typical of early planes, but it's possible the plane profile was modified from another, thus the shorter height. It is definitely usable. The profile is approx. 1in. wide and 1/2in. deep. $25
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Ohio Tool Co. No. 62 1/4 7/8in. Fenced Reverse Roman Ogee.

This plane is in excellent condition with a perfect blade. It looks like it was used very little, if at all. It cuts a nice profile and it's really easy to use- just hold it vertically and plane until the depthstop bottoms out. $32
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Millers Falls Langdon Acme Mitre Box No. 75

The Millers Falls Langdon Acme is generally regarded as one of the best mitre boxes ever made. The Langdon Acme is a stout, stable platform. The saw guides can be locked at a number of commonly used angles or at any arbitrary angle. When the guides are locked they stay locked. It is a simple box with relatively few parts- many less than the larger mitre boxes made by Stanley. The 75 was the largest of the Langdon Acmes. This one dates to ca. 1917-1933. It has its original 30in. saw which measures 6 in. deep from the top of the spine to the teeth, a good indicator that it wasn't used all that much. This frame has a 10 1/4in. capacity at right angles and 7 in. capacity at a 45 degree cut. The saw and frame weigh in at 25 pounds.

The saw is in excellent condition with a crisp, deep etch, good teeth, and a perfectly straight plate. The handle is also nearly perfect. The frame has some paint loss but no rust. All parts move freely and all of the screws are free. I spent some time and disassembled it to clean it up a bit so all of the screws have been oiled, as have the saw guides and all other moving parts. One nice feature of the Acme box is the adjustable stops on the saw guides. These stops prevent the saw teeth from coming in contact with the frame when at the completion of a cut. The adjustable stock rests, which keep the saw elevated, work well and keep the massive saw aloft above the work. The stock rest, a frequently missing part, is present. This box is missing two pieces- the length stop, which helps make multiple cuts of the same length, is missing. This could easily be replaced with a simple wooden stop and wing nut. The rear elevator stop is also missing, the front one is present. The elevator stops allow the saw to be stopped at an arbitrary height above the primary stops, say to cut a tenon. It's an infrequently used stop and the rear stop could be replaced with a small c-clamp should you have the need to use them. Otherwise the box is complete and functional. This mitre box comes with a sacrificial table as seen in the last photo.

There has been a recent surge in interest in mitre boxes, especially the Langdons after Ron Herman's article in Popular Woodworking. Similar mitre boxes, in smaller sizes and lower condition, are selling for upwards of $210 on eBay. While I'd love to get eBay prices for this one, I want to avoid the eBay hassles. Shipping this beast will be a consideration, but I believe I can ship it for a maximum of $20 by USPS Parcel Post to anywhere in the lower 48 states. International shipping is available, as always, at actual USPS rates.

$150
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Set of Ohio Tool Co Hollows and Rounds

This is a matched set of 13 planes, six pairs and a singleton, all model 72 made by the Ohio Tool Company. The pairs are Nos. 1,2,3,4,5,7, and a single No. 9 round. They are a good working set of planes in very good condition overall. Most of the planes have some discoloration and roughness at the heel, and an owner's mark CW stamped at toe and heel, but this on't affect their usability at all. The planes use the Ohio numbering system which has no bearing on reality whatsoever. I've included the width of cut of each pair below for reference, along with a brief description and any faults below:
No. 1 1/4in. wide cut, Hollow has replacement blade.
No. 2 3/8in. wide cut, round has three holes on the non-escapement side, possibly from a user-applied fence. Otherwise both are near perfect.
No. 3 1/2in. wide cut. Round has a properly repaired crack in the wedge, otherwise both excellent
No. 4 5/8in. wide cut. Hollow has a nearly invisible repair to the wedge, otherwise both are excellent
No. 5 3/4in. wide cut. No faults
No. 7 1in. wide cut. No faults
No. 9 Round 1 1/4in. wide cut. No faults.
$240
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Stanley No. 8 Jointer

This is a type a from right around the turn of the 20th century, 1899-1902 according to the type study. It is in excellent working condition. The knob and tote are complete with minor dings from wear and tear, but no major chips or cracks. The blade is sharp and has a lot of life left. The body is good and clean with a nice sole. The plane worked well as-is, taking nice full-width shavings (see photos) but the blade could stand to be honed a bit more. This one is as big as they come, and ready to work right out of the box. $85
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Stanley No. 3 Small Smoother

This is a type 19 made in 1947. The blade has the month/date stamp "147" on it indicating it was produced in January of 1947. It is in very good condition with a nice clean body, a full-length blade, and a good knob and tote. The tote has a very tight crack that was expertly repaired, leaving it virtually invisible. You can't see it in the picture and you'd be hard pressed to find it in person. An excellent worker. $35
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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane

This is a pre-war type 16 ca. 1933-1941. The knob and tote are nearly perfect. The body is nice and clean and the blade is long and sharp. The body has some minor japanning loss- maybe 90% remains. Very good condition overall and a perfect user. $30
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Stanley No. 4 Smoother

This is a type 13 ca. 1925-1928. It has the embossed lever cap with the keyhole shaped hole. The body is excellent with nearly perfect japanning. The tote has one small chip missing from the top, the knob has a tight, stable check at the base- nothing to worry about. The blade is long and sharp. Just needs to be honed then put back to use. $32
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Stanley No. 4 Smoother

This is a pre-war Type 16 ca. 1933-1941. It is in very good shape with almost perfect japanning, a good knob and tote, a nice clean body, and an excellent blade. A few paint splotches are the only faults I can see. It's ready and waiting to be use. $35
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Disston D-8 28in. Thumbhole Rip Saw

This is the standard rip saw in many Galoot shops- I swear by mine. This particular saw is a good worker with an excellent apple handle and no chips or cracks. It has the 1897-1917 medallion. The blade is dark but there is very little pitting overall. The etch is clear and crisp. The blade is 28inches and 5 PPI, starting off at the toe at around 7PPI to help prevent the blade from kinking at the beginning of the stroke. It's sharp and it works well, though it could stand to be sharpened. The plate isn't perfectly straight- there is a slight irregularity towards the toe, but it cuts and tracks well and is properly tensioned, springing back to its original line after being bent toe to heel both ways, and it has a fantastic ring to it. A great saw to put to use. $50
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Wood Mfg Co. Adjustable Hollow Auger

This appears to be an earlier Wood hollow auger with 1875 and 1876 patent dates on the bottom. This is adjustable for a range of work from 1/4 inch to 1 1/4 inches. The depth stop is present. The body retains 99% black japanning and about 60% red paint. Excellent blade. Adjusters work well. The Wood hollow auger is said to be one of the best- this particular example would be a great worker. $55
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PEXTO 7in Wing Dividers

A shop standard- this one has a good hinge, locking mechanisim, and good sharp points- useful for all sorts of layout operations, especially dovetails. $10
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Boxwood Mortise Gauge

This gauge is solid boxwood and brass. The pins are short but usable. Boxwood has some interesting grain. Crisp inch scale on the beam. $22
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Huge Patternmaker's Panel Marking Gauge

A very unusual marking tool with a cast brass(?) head, 27in beam made from 5/16in thick steel, and a pizza wheel cutter on the end. Unmarked and very well made. $25
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British 9in Try Square.

Another shop staple. This one has a nice rosewood handle with beautiful grain. The unmarked blade is thick and straight. Fancy brass escutcheon $15
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Disston and Sons no. 1 9in Try Square

The rosewood handle has clear Disston mark. Good clean bade. Small chip out of handle. The blade is straight and square. $8
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Excellent Adjustable Sash Plane by Wallace, Montreal

A very well made plane with screw adjustments to change the width of the plane. Very good condition with some shallow checks on the heel. These will certainly close up if the plane is oiled. $25
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W. Greenslade 1in. Cove Molding Plane

Very good condition overall with a sharp iron bedded at York pitch- 55 degrees. E.J. Mallett Owner's Mark at the heel. Ready to use. $24
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Mathieson 3/8 Thumbnail Plane

A very useful profile for smaller work. Excellent condition with R. Lochhead owner's mark. York pitch blade is sharp and ready to work right out of the box. $32
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Nice Small User-Made Smoother

Measures 6 1/2 in. long with a 1 3/4 in. wide iron. The body is some sort of dense, heavy wood with interlocking grain. My guess is live oak. It is quite a beautiful plane. The sole has been completely brass plated. The iron is marked "Sheffield Made". There is a tight crack in the left cheek. Owner's or maker's mark. Robinson. Definitely usable. $18
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"Bicentenial" 29in. Jointer Plane

This is an early American jointer clearly marked 1810 at the toe. I cannot discern a maker's mark. It has a lower profile than later jointers and an offs/archives/Nov2010 closed tote which is typical of 18th/early 19th century plane. The body is fair with some roughness at the toe but only minor checks. It weighs in at just over 7 1/2 lbs. The single iron is marked T.SHAW. It is 2 1/2in. wide. I believe that Shaw was an early 18th/19th century tool maker in Sheffield. Considering it's age, its in fantastic shape and could definitely be put to use. Join me in wishing this plane a happy 200th birthday! $30
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Mitre Jack

A full-size mitre jack with big 4in. thick jaws that can open up to 16in. The threads are in remarkably good condition with only one medium size chip I can see. It could use a coat of oil but I will leave that to you to decide. It is well-built and appears to be a good worker. The faces are good and flat. Shipping will be consideration but I already have the perfect box picked out and I think I can keep shipping costs below $20 for the continental US, and much less on the east coast. $45
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Pair of Mahogany Winding Sticks

16in. long and made from a beautiful deep red mahogany. One stick has inlaid bone or ivory strips for contrast. Marked A. Thorogood. Winding sticks are an essential tool when processing wood by hand. By sighting down the length of a board winding stick enable the user to detect twist $24
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PEXTO 1/4 in Bevel Edge Paring Chisel.

Excellent 6in. long blade. No pitting. Nice leather-capped handle. (right in first photo, bottom in 2nd and 3rd) $15
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W. Greenslade, Bristol No. 8 H&R Pair.

York pitch with skewed irons. At least three different owners yet they are still in great shape with good irons and bodies. The William Greenslade Company was a prolific and long-lived plane-maing company lasting for more than 110 years and well into the 20th century. These planes proudly display the "Exhiibition Medals London and Dublin, 1862 1865" which suggests they were made in the mid-1800s. They are an excellent working set of molding planes. $40
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Varvill and Son 3/8 in. Side Bead Molding Plane

Excellent condition with a nice tight mouth, and good blade pitched at 55 degrees. One tight break in the boxing towards the heel. A perfect user with a sharp in a useful size for medium size work. Ready to work. $24
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D.M. Kimberly Side Rabbet Planes

A matched pair of side rabbets. They have been used quite a bit but are still in good shape with good blades and bodies. "Underwood" owner's marks on both. A good working pair of planes. Matched side rabbets like these are not easy to find. $50
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James Williams 3/8 in. Rabbet plane

This appears to be a fairly early mark- one I can't find in either the American or British reference books. The blade is pitched incredibly high- about 62 degrees which leads me to believe it's British. The plane is in very good condition and definetly usable. A very scarce smaller rabbet plane- very handy for tweaking small rabbets or compound moldings. $25
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Lufkin 80A Chrome Clad Inside Micrometer Mint IOB

This inside mic is complete in its original box. It has all six arms, both wrenches, and what looks like an extra knurled ferrule. Everything works well. The box is complete with a good label and corners. Reduced to $25
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Set of Six Hollow and Round pairs by Speight, Leeds

This is a mostly matched set of high-quality British hollows and rounds by George Speight who worked in Leeds anywhere from 1849-1891 according to Goodman. These planes all have their irons bedded at York pitch (about 52 degrees) and have their irons skewed at about 10 degrees. They were made to work on especially tough hardwoods. All of the planes have seen use but they have a lot of life left in them. The mouths are all good and tight. The blades are in good condition with some surface rust here and there- nothing major. They all appear to be ground properly so it won't take much sharpening to put them back into service. There are no major defects that would prohibit them from working. $200
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Two Matched Pairs of D.R. Barton H&Rs

Both pairs were owned by a W.L. RIGGS who didn't use them much if at all. None of the planes show hammer marks and the bodies are near perfect with nice crisp edges. The mouths are all tight and the blades are near perfect. The smaller pair is a No. 8 the larger are No. 16. A gorgeous pair of planes by a highly regarded, and highly collectable, plane maker. $85
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Sims, London No. 3 Matched H&R Pair

Unused and in nearly mint condition. The irons are bedded at York pitch and are slightly skewed. An excellent pair of planes for working stubborn hardwoods. Joseph Sims made planes from 1814-1834 but his mark was used later by Atkin and Sons. $45
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Higgs No. 2 H&R Pair

Both planes were made by Higgs, a prolific British plane making family who worked from ca. 1785-1827 in London. The planes are the same size and both have York pitch irons. Different owners marks indicate these planes weren't always together but the for a working pair. The hollow is unused. The round has seen some use and has a slightly opened mouth. $30
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Cox, Luckman, and Son 1/2in. Tongue and Groove Pair.

A matched pair by the late 19th century Birmingham planemaker. Both have the "G. Hedley" owner's marks. Both have york pitch blades in very good condition. Excellent condition and ready to use. A hard to find size of match planes for 1/2 inch thick stock. $35
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John Moseley and Son 3/8 Tongue and Groove Pair

A very scarce small pair of T&G planes made to work with 3/8 thick stock. These are both in excellent condition and ready to work. "W. Gardner" owner's marks. Both have york pitch blades in very good condition. $40
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Beautiful Wooden Jack Plane by Bodman and Hussey

A gorgeous jack plane with a 16in long body and 2 1/8 wide iron. The plane is in excellent shape with nice crisp edges, a tight mouth, and a perfect tote. There are a few shallow checks at the toe and heel. The massive tapered blade has over 2in. of life left. It is marked .Baldwin Tool CO. Made From Butcher.s Steel.. Bodman and Hussey were a Pawtucket, RI planemaking partnership that worked ca. 1870. AWP-IV rates this mark (**) An excellent wooden bench plane to put to use.
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October, 2010

Stanley 5 1/4 SW Junior Jack Plane.

A Type 13 Sweetheart era plane made between 1925-1928. This one is in very god condition- about 95% japanning, some nickel loss on the lever cap. The blade has been used, but still has over an inch of life left. It has the typical SW trademark on it. The knob is excellent. The tote has a very well repaired crack- almost invisible. It's a good looking plane and would make a good user. $45
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Henry Nicholson and Sons No. 8 Handsaw.

This is the first saw I've seen by this maker. I assumed it was a second line of Disston or another maker, but Schaffer's book on American Saw makers says they were a saw maker on their own making saws in New York in the early 1900s. The blade is 22 inches, 9PPI crosscut, sharp, and straight. The wheat-carved hardwood handle is in good shape with no cracks or chips. The blade is bright with a good clear etch. $22
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Stanley No. 7C Jointer Plane.

A Type 14 sweetheart model ca. 1929-1930. It's in really good shape with about 90% japanning, a reasonable clean body, and an excellent blade. The rosewood knob is nearly perfect. The tote has a very tight crack that was expertly repaired. The tote retains much of its original Stanley label. $65
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Two Matched Pairs of E. Smith Hollow and Round Planes.

An excellent quartet of planes- all in very good condition. One pair is marked "1 in" and the other "1 1/2 in." The bodies are clean and free of chips or cracks. They show no hammer marks or other signs of use. The blades are excellent and I believe still have their original grind. The mouths are all extremely tight except the larger round which has a slightly more open mouth, but still perfectly acceptable. Ezekiel Smith worked in Massachusetts and Rhode Island from 1823 to 1873 according to AWP-IV. An great pair of planes to put to use. $80
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Pair of Higgs No. 3 Hollow and Round Planes.

This isn't a true matched pair- they came from different owners, but they are both Higgs and both size 3. Both planes have their blades bedded at York pitch- 55 degrees. Both planes have excellent blades with flat backs and good length. Wedges are both good. The only fault is a small piece missing from the thin non-escapement side of the round. It won't affect use but it deserves mentioning. A scarce odd-size smaller pair. $30
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J. W. Harron 3/8 Side Bead- Good worker.

This plane was made by John. W. Harron, a New York City plane maker who worked from 1863-1917. It has a nice steep boxed bead profile. One owner's mark at the toe: C.E. Spear. The blade is in very good condition, matching the bead profile exactly. It's a good size bead for medium scale work. $16
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Craftsman (Disston) 26in 5 1/2 PPI Rip saw.

Branded for Craftsman but undoubtedly a Disston saw. It is 26 inches and 5 1/2 PPI rip. The blade is straight and sharp with a crisp clear etch. The apple handle has five steel saw screws. There are no chips or cracks and almost all of the original finish. An excellent user. $25
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Curly Maple Wedge-Lock Panel Gauge.

A very well-made gauge with a 19 inch beam. The wedge lock works smoothly and is easily set with one hand. The marking point is attached to the beam by means of a nicely executed sliding dovetail. The curl on the gauge head is prominent. There is also a nice decorative bead on the non-working face of the head. A beautiful gauge. $30
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Stanley No. 18 "Eureka" Flush T Bevel.

The smallest size Stanley made with a 6in blade. This was made sometime after 1908. It is missing most of its nickel plating but it's still a fine looking bevel and a good worker. The blade is locked with a wing nut at the bottom of the handle. Without the usual lever or thumbscrew lock, this bevel can lay flush on the work. For this reason many folks consider it one of the best bevels to work with. $20
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J. Miller 5/8 Sash Plane

A nice tight sash plane with an excellent beech body and a sharp blade with a good flat back. The blade matches the profile closely. It is York pitch and the mouth is tight. It should be an excellent user in all types of wood. The toe is stamped J. Miller 73 Clayton St. According to Goodman, Miller worked at this location from 1855-1875. $25
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Excellent Slitting Gauge

This is a nice looking slitting gauge- I'm at a loss as to the identity of the wood- it is dense and has no pores, possibly a dense Mahogany. Brass wear plate and double brass wedge to secure the wedge. It has a boxwood thumb screw. I see a maker's mark stamped in an arch but it's hard to make out. I can definitely see "GGS *OO" possibly "S. BRIGGS TOOL*" but that's just a guess. In the right light I can see an eagle stamped below the arch. A slitting gauge like this is very useful I enjoy using mine to mark out all of my cross-grain marks like tenon shoulders, dovetail depth, etc. Update: The person who bought this gauge positively identified it as made by "E.Briggs, Foxboro, Mass." Briggs used an arched stamp and an egale mark. $35
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