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Archived Tools

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

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March, 2011

Ohio Tool Co. 1 1/4in. Skew Rabbet.

This is an earlier Ohio plane with the less frequently found maker's mark that features the image of a bench plane. The plane is in good condition, showing lots of use but it still has life in it. The blade is excellent- very sharp with a flat back. $20

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Lufkin 171 6in Rule with Caliper.

This is Lufkin's equivalent to the Stanley No. 36. It even has the Stanley model number stamped in parenthesis below the Lufkin mark. It is boxwood with a brass arch joint. The caliper and joint move smoothly. The boxwood faces are a bit dirty, but the markings are still crisp and legible. The locking pin is present. Overall a nice little rule in very good condition. $22

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Three Stanley Everlast Chisels with Celluloid Handles

These are the later incarnations of the popular Stanley Everlast chisels. The handles are black celluloid with a metal end cap for bashing on. The handles are embossed with the orange Stanley logo. These are said to be quality chisels with good steel. These three chisels are in good shape showing some use. There are two 1/2in. chisels and one 1 1/2in. chisel. $25

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Marples 12in. Bowsaw.

This saw is in excellent condition with almost 100% original finish and a good sharp blade. Clearly marked with the Marples logo, this is a high-quality bowsaw that will be a perfect saw to use for intricate curved cuts in your shop. The winding strings are in good shape, capable of putting plenty of tension on the blade. The original paddle is missing- I have a metal clip in there for now holding the tension on the strings. It works perfectly, or you could replace it with something that matches the body. $40

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A. Kelly & Co 7/8in. Tongue and Groove Pair.

Abner Kelly made planes in Ashfield, MA around 1850-1860. These planes are in good condition- still usable after 160+ years. The grooving plane is excellent, the tongue plane has a sheared off wedge- ugly, but it doesn't affect the plane in use. Both planes have good blades. There are hang holes at the toe of each plane. These planes are designed to center the joint on 7/8 stock but will work on 3/4in. and 1in. stock just as well. A good, usable pair of planes by a fairly scarce Massachusetts plane maker. $25

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Nice 14in. Brass and Ebony Parallel Rules.

Excellent condition with no chips or cracks, excellent ebony grain, and nice patiniation on the shapely brass hinges. A gorgeous tool. $22

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Set of Greenlee Auger Bits.

An excellent set of 13 auger bits plus an adjustable bit for those odd size holes. All of the bits have good lead screws, cutting lips, and lifters. The lead screws are the Irwin-style single thread screws meant for use in softwoods and very hard woods, applications where a fine double thread lead screw might loose grip. I have used an identical set of Greenlee augers in my shop over the past 10 years and I've always been happy with them. An excellent working set. $40

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Stanley No. 36 SW 6in Rule and Caliper.

A Sweetheart era Stanley rule, this 6in. rule is in very good condition with nice crisp markings on the boxwood. The locking pin is present and the hinge is nice and tight. The caliper works perfectly. A handy rule to have in your shop apron pocket. $22

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F. Fardon 1/2in. Ovolo Molding Plane.

An excellent British molding plane made by F. Fardon in Southend-On-Sea. The body is in very good condition, showing little use with crisp edges and no chips or cracks. There are a few old worm holes towards the heel. The blade is long, in excellent condition, and matches the sole perfectly. The profile is marked 1/2in, which is a great size for many small projects. A great user. $30

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Very Nice Spill Plane.

Unlike most planes, the purpose of a spill plane is to make shavings, not to improve the stock it is used on. A spill plane makes spills- long, thin straws of wood that were used to transfer flame- from candle to candle, from candle to pipe, etc. The plane is usually held in place and the stock passed over it. This plane appears to be craftsman-made, crafted from some sort of hard, dense wood that I can't identify. It is well-made and works perfectly, producing nice long, thin spills. There is some minor damage to the wedge, otherwise it is in very good condition. Nice examples like this are tough to find. $45

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G.W. Denison 3/8in. Side Bead.

Nearly mint and clearly unused. All of the edges and boxing are crisp with sharp edges. The blade is perfect and has the original grind. A great size for cabinet work. Hard to find a better plane to put to use. $28

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Sandusky Tool Co. No. 82 1/2 Fenced Reverse Ogee Molding Plane

This plane cuts a nice reverse ogee on the edge of a board. Unlike most molders it works off of the face of the board rather than the edge. Picture running this plane on a board standing on-edge in a face vise, rather than sticking a molding held on a benchtop in an end vise to help visualize this. It is a very easy plane to use- just hold the fence to the work and plane until it hits the depth stop. It cuts a nice profile for casings, shelf edges, and other purposes. $28

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Moulson Brothers 3/8in. Paring Chisel.

A nice, thin paring chisel with an excellent handle. The blade is sharp and has no pitting on the back. It is a thin, flexible blade perfect for paring. A great user. $16

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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane.

This is a type 8 from right around the turn of the 20th century, made between 1899-1902. The plane is in very good condition. The body has nearly perfect japanning but a few paint splotches here and there. The knob and tote are excellent- no chips or cracks anywhere. The blade is very sharp and needs just a light honing before putting it to use. There is no pitting and it looks like it was just ground. The body and lever cap are clean with no rust or pitting. A very nice looking plane ready to be put to use. $32

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Stanley No. 90 Bullnose Rabbet Plane.

A Sweetheart model with a good, sharp blade with a lot of life left. The plane has clearly seen some use, retaining only about 20% of the original nickel plating. The blade adjuster works well and there are no chips or cracks in the castings. An excellent user. $50

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Unmarked Sash Ovolo.

Another anonymous sash ovolo- this one looks very early. It is short in stature, has a rounded wedge finial, and nice flat chamfers. These are all hallmarks of an early plane. The plane is grungy with tallow but it is in generally good condition. The blade is sharp and matches the plane's sole exactly. A bargain worker. $20

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Atkins No. 51 Rip Saw.

This is a later Atkins, probably dating to the 1950's. It has 5 1/2PPI. It is in excellent condition and absolutely usable. The blade is nearly perfect- sharp, straight, and featuring a bright etch. The handle is also nearly perfect with all of its original finish. The saw cuts very well as-is. Not the sexiest, but it will do its job well. $25

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Starrett No. 20 Square.

2 in. beam, no rust. Owner's Mark J Costa on the back of the blade. Excellent condition. Handy size for checking board edges for square when jointing and for checking blades when grinding. $18

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Stanley No. 122 12in. Combination square.

This is a later model with the yellow level vial. The head adjusts easily and stays square. The vial is intact and the scribe is present. A quality combination square. $16

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G.W. Denison 1/4in. Center Bead Molding plane

Very good condition overall with a good clean body and excellent blade. The only fault is a crack in the boxing about an inch and a half from the heel of the plane. It won't affect the plane in use. A good center bead to put to use. $26

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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane

This is a type 19, made from 1948-1961 according to the type study. The plane is in excellent condition with perfect japanning, a good, clean body, and almost perfect rosewood knob and tote. The rosewood has just some minor finish loss, but no chips or cracks. The blade is in excellent shape with lots of life left. The lever cap is bright and shiny.All of the mechanical adjusters work perfectly. A good looking plane that will be a great user. $30

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Buck Brothers 1/8in Crank-Neck Chisel.

Nearly mint with a perfect handle and sharp blade. These crank-neck chisels are very handy to have around when working on cleaning out dado or groove bottoms and other odd tasks. The 1/8in. crank-necks are uncommon and are often found broken. This one is a perfect user. $26

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Nice Pair of Oak Winding Sticks.

A good vintage pair of winding sticks made from nice quarter-sawn white oak. They have acquired a nice patina over the years, aging to a nice golden color. Owner's stamp: C.B.Hunt. They measure just over 23 inches in length. An important tool when flattening a board by hand. $20

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Lufkin No. 3851 Four-fold Three Foot Boxwood Rule.

Absolutely mint with nice tight hinges, a good pin, and crisp markings. $22

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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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Dunlap Spokeshave.

This is a Dunlap example of a design that I believe to have been created by Goodell Pratt. It is in very good condition with about 90% japanning remaining and a long blade in excellent condition. The handle design looks strange, but it is actually very comfortable in the hand. $16

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Ulmia Dual Beam Marking Gauge.

This is in nearl ynew condition. I can't date it precisely, but it appears to have some age to it. Ulmia has been making quality woodworking tools since the late 1800s. This one is no exception. The beam has nice inlaid scales. The head has a hardwood face attached by means of a very interesting glue join pattern. The pins are very long and quite sharp. $26

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Marples 9in Try Square.

Marked "Shockproof", this is in nearly new condition. It has a hardwood handle with brass wear plate, and a dead straight steel blade with all its original bluing. I can't tell when it was made, but it appears to have some age to it. A good looking square and one of the better designs ever made. $15

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Gorgeous I. Dixon Rosewood and Brass Spokeshave.

One of the nicest wood spokeshaves I've seen- this one is rosewood and brass and has a nice heft to it. The blade is adjustable by brass thubmscrews which work perfectly. There is a brass wear strip in front of the blade. The mouth is very tight, the blade sharp with a good flat back. Wooden spokeshaves have a completely different feel than a metallic shave- their blades are mounted with the bevel up so they act much like a low-angle block plane. A great spokeshave to use. $40

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Bargain Brass Back Backsaw by Roberts and Son.

This is a 8in brass back backsaw by Roberts and sons. The blade is dead straight with a good etch. The handle is rather nondescript but it works. It has the owner's stamp "Max Ott" on the handle- Max was a Swiss-trained cabinet maker and tool collector who stamped all of his tools with his owner's stamp. His tools are just now coming to market. Looks like a great user. $26

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Littlestown Bench Vise.

This is a quality vintage bench vise made by the Littlestown Hardware and Foundry Co in Littlestown, PA. This is a high-quality American-made vise perfect for small work like holding scraper blades for sharpening or molding plane blades while grinding. The blade swivels and locks securely in place. The steel jaws are replaceable and in good condition. There is a small flat for light piening and hammering. I have a similar vise that I mounted on a piece of 4x4 which I can them mount in the face vise on my workbench. This is heavy, but it should fit in a medium flat rate box. $25

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Southington Hardware Co. Take-Down Framing Square.

Take-Down Framing Square. This is an excellent take-down framing square in much better condition than usually found. Framing squares were often subjected to rough use and are found battered and beat-up. This one is close to 100 years old (based on the 1912 patent date) and it is in great shape. The legs are 24 and 18 inches. They are made from thick, tapered steel. The key that holds the sliding dovetail in place turns easily and the joint comes together smoothly and almost seamlessly. The legs do not show the typical mushrooming that take-down squares usually show, the result of a former owner repeatedly hammering the two halves back together. $20

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A. Howland & Co. Wooden Jointer Tuned and Ready To Work.

This jointer measures 22inches long with a 2 3/8in. blade. The double iron is thick and tapered with over 2 in. of life left. There is a lignum strike button at the toe. The closed tote has no chips or cracks and a good long horn. It is a hefty plane, weighing just over six and a half pounds. The body has just a few small checks. Howland made planes in Auburn, NY from 1869-1874. The iron has the usual Howland Bee Hive logo clearly stamped. The plane's sole had some twist to it as-found so I flattened it and tuned the blade. The blade back had some scattered pitting so I put a slight back bevel on it and honed it to 8,000 grit. It works very well, taking thin, full-width shavings. The mass of the plane really works to its advantage. It has enough momentum to keep it in motion regardless of what sort of grain it encounters and it requires virtually no downward pressure from the user. A great plane to put to use. $65

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Massive Groves & Sons 1/2in. Pigsticker Mortise Chisel.

This is a massive mortise chisel measuring more than 14inches in length with a blade over 8 inches. The chisel is in excellent condition- sharp with no pitting at all on the blade. The handle is perfect and has a leather washer between the wood and the tang of the chisel to help absorb shocks from mallet blows. The blade is laminated and has a mirror finish on the back. It just needs a honing before you put it to use. $30

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Stanley No. 18 "Eureka" Flush Sliding Bevel.

One of the best sliding bevel designs out there. The wing nut at the base of the stock locks the blade in place. It allows the bevel to sit flush on a surface. This example is in excellent condition with no rust at all, and almost perfect bluing on the blade. It has a 10in. blade. It is a good, hefty tool with a substantial feel in the hand. $26

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Rosewood and Brass Mortise Gauge.

Unmarked, but almost certainly a Stanley. It workers perfectly, the movable pin adjusting fine with the brass thumbscrew. The head locks in place with a thumbscrew. The brass shoe is present. The pins are in good shape. The rosewood has excellent grain patterns. A fine worker, but there is a chip out of the beam towards the pins. This doesn't affect how the head moves or locks in place. A bargain because of the chip- $15

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MP5 Nice Pair of H.Chapin Union Side Beads.

This pair of planes has been together all their lives. Both planes have the same owner's stamp at the toe- L.DUHAINE. the smaller plane cuts a 3/16 bead, the larger 5/16. Both planes are in very good condition with no signs of abuse. The bodies have no chips or cracks and the boxing is complete with no damage. The blades are good- the larger is sharp and ready to go, the smaller will need to be touched up. A great pair of planes to put to work in your shop. $55/pair

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Sargent No. 409 Smooth Plane.

Equivalent in size and functionality to a Stanley 4. This plane is in very good condition with a clean body, sharp blade, and nearly perfect knob and tote. $26

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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane.

This is a type 11/12 from right around 1918-1920 by my estimate. It has the three patent dates on the bed, a high knob and large diameter adjusting wheel, but a V logo blade so it predates the Sweeheart era which began in the type 12s. Judging by the amount of use it has seen in its life, it performs well and was taken good care of. The blade is about halfway gone with just over an inch of meat left. The body has some scattered pitting and scratches. This could be cleaned up or left as-is if you like patina.. The blade is sharp with a good flat back. The knob and tote have nice rosewood grain to them The body has about 80% japanning. The tote has a very well repaired crack- a strong repair that is nearly invisible. A good-looking, usable plane, with a lot of life left in it. $28

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Stanley No. 7 Jointer Plane.

This is a Sweetheart era type 15 from 1931-1932. It is a perfect user jointer with a super clean body, sharp blade perfectly ground with the right camber, and nice clean back. The mechanical adjusters work perfectly. The body may have been repainted, if so it's a nice job. The tote has an excellent repair. A quick honing and it will be ready to work for many years. $65

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Stanley No. 5 SW Jack Plane.

This is a type 15, the last of the Sweetheart planes. It was made between 1931-1932. It is in very good condition overall. The body is nice and clean but has a lot of japanning loss towards the heel. The rosewood knob and tote are perfect- no chips or cracks. The SW logo blade has over 2in. of life left and it is very sharp. There is no pitting and the blade back is nice and flat. The lever cap is embossed with the Stanley logo but the background is not painted. It's a good-looking, usable plane. $30

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Small Quirk Ogee Molding Plane.

This is another anonymous plane- definitely professionally made, but without a maker's mark at the toe. The profile is a small but deep quirk ogee- about 3/8in. wide by 3/8in. deep. It is in excellent shape overall with a very clean body and perfect blade- sharp and matching the sole precisely. The only defects are some cracks in the boxing strip, but it is solid and will work well. $30

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L. Kennedy, Hartford, 7/8in. Side Bead.

The Kennedy family worked variously as plane makers, tool makers, and inventors. This Plane probably dates to 1821-1825 when Leonard Kennedy Jr. was working in Hartford. I always enjoy finding L. Kennedy planes as they are always of very high quality. Kennedy paid attention to detail- this is apparent by the little details in the planes he produced. This one has nice broad chamfers, crisp gouge marks at the heel and toe, and an outstanding profile. While a side bead is usually fairly straight forward, this plane has an amazingly slender quirk, resulting in a beautiful profile. The thin quirk means the boxing is very thin, in this case resulting in a tight crack in the boxing about an inch and a half in back of the throat. It shouldn't affect the plane in use. There is also a hole bored at the toe to either allow for easy storage on a peg or to allow a helper to pull the plane with an auxiliary handle. $24

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J. Farr, New York, 3/8in Side Bead.

A good, usable plane with nice dovetailed boxing, a hallmark of a high quality plane. The body is in good condition with an owner's mark H.R. Bailey at the heel. The blade is in excellent shape- sharp, with a good flat back, and fairly sharp. The boxing has a few tight cracks, but that won't affect it in use. Left-over from last month and reduced to$22

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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane.

This is a type 9 ca. 1902-1907. It is in very good condition with a fairly clean body, about 90% original japanning, and a very good blade with almost two inches of life left in it. The mechanical adjusters all move smoothly. The knob is excellent. The tote has a nice sapwood streak in it. It has a well-repaired, nearly invisible, tight crack in it. I've tried to separate it and could not. I'm confident it is a strong repair. An excellent user. $30

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D. Copeland 1/2in. Side Bead.

Daniel Copeland worked in Huntington, MA and Hartford, CT, working with several planemaking luminaries like Kennedy and Chapin. This is a nice 1/2in. side bead in great shape. The plane shows some use, but was last put away sharp and ready to go. The blade is wicked, hair-shavingly, mirror finished, scary sharp. The only fault is a tight crack in the boxing towards the heel. An awesome user plane. Left-over from last month and reduced to$26

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W. Bightson 1/4in Carving Gouge.

A nice British gouge with a regular sweep. The bevel is very sharp and properly ground. The blade has no rust or pitting. A good user Left-over from last month and reduced to $10

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Vaughn and Bushnell 1927 Catalog Reprint.

Vaughn and Bushnell, a Chicago Hardware manufacturing company, made high quality boring tools, hammers, hatchets, planes, and otherwise. They are well-known for their Bedrock style planes. This catalog contains 60 pages of tools including six beautiful full color plates. This is a 1994 reprint by Roger K. Smith. The catalog is in excellent conditionn. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $8

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Millers Falls No. 180 Automatic Drill.

An early model in great shape. This one dates to 1914-1922. It has almost 100% original nickel plating. The hollow handle holds eight bits. The cap is marked with the size of the bit in each compartment. The drill works well with a strong spring and good chuck. Eight bits of various sizes are included. Left-over from last month and reduced to $20

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Union Tool Co. Spokeshave.

Unmarked, but it has the distinctive Union shape and design. The tool is in very condition- clean with a good long blade. It is very sharp as-is and will require little work to put it to use. $18

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Stanley No. 5C Jack Plane.

This is a type 10 from ca. 1907-1909. It has the two patent dates cast into the bed and the arched Stanley logo on the blade. This plane has seen a lot of use in its life but still has a lot to give. The body is in good condition with scattered pitting on the sides. The japanning is very good, but it could be a repainted bed. The blade is very sharp with a good flat back. The knob is perfect- the tote has a well-repaired couple of cracks. The repairs are very strong and have been blended so the tote still feels good in the user's hand. The mechanical adjusters work perfectly and are very smooth. It is ready and willing to be put back to work. $28

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Atkins 26in Handsaw.

This Atkins has a 26in 8PPI blade. It is in very good condition overall. The embossed apple handle is in good shape- a small chip out of the bottom horn the only defect. The blade is straight and fairly sharp. The original etch is very faint. $28

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G. White, Philda. 5/8in. Side Bead.

White was a Philadelphia plane maker in the early 1800s. he worked until 1824 when he died at the early age of 33. His business continued to be operated by his widow then his father until 1831. This particular plane is in very good condition with a very good, clean body, perfect boxing, and an excellent blade- sharp and ground properly. The only flaw is a small chip missing out of the fence just forward of the blade. It will not affect the plane in use. A good looking, early American plane. $24

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Nice Barger Bros. 1/4in. Gouge.

A gorgeous British edge tool with a perfect boxwood handle. The edge is 1/4in. wide with a flat curve. There is no rust or pitting. A fine carving tool. Left-over from last month and reduced to $14

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Disston No. 7 18in Panel Saw.

This small panel saw is in good condition- the beech handle is dark, but perfect with no chips or cracks. The blade has a good etch and the original nib. It is 9PPI. The blade is straight, save a slight dent about 6 inches from the toe. It can be felt better than seen, but it bears mentioning. A good looking, usable panel saw. $28

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Boxed Set of Auger Bits.

This is a set of 13 auger bits from 1/4in to 1in. These are all Irwin style bits with a solid core and single threaded lead screw. These bits are ideal for very hard woods and soft, gummy woods- where a bit with a fine lead screw would strip-out. These bits are all in good, usable condition. They are straight with good cutting lips, lead screws, and lifters. Most have seen no use. The others have not been abused or sharpened improperly. They will need a light cleaning but there is no major rust. This is a mixed maker lot- mostly Greenlee with some Irwins mixed in. This is a set of 13 from size 4 to 16, with two number 4 bits and missing the no. 15 bit. This should be fine since the no. 4 bits frequently used and easily bent or broken, so it's good to have a backup, while the 15 is almost never used. The set is housed in a nice oak box with a flip-down lid. $40

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Unmarked Inshave.

This is a leatherworking tool, probably made by CS Osborne. While designed for leather, some folks use them on softwoods with good results. This example has a good blade with a clean face. The mouth is adjustable, as is the blade depth. $12

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Nice Small Quirk Ogee.

This is a quality plane, but the only maker's mark I see is an incised "W.C" at the toe. The profile is a gorgeous steep quirk ogee. It is marked 14/8 at the heel which doesn't make sense to me- the profile is barely 5/8 wide by 3/8 deep. It's a very nice profile. The body is made of dense beech with a few grain changes to give it some interest. There is an auxiliary fence attached to help it register on the edge of the board being planed. The blade is in good condition. There is a small chip out of the boxing just ahead of the mouth, otherwise it's in good shape. A good usable plane. $35

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Stanley No. 68 Two-Foot Four-Fold Boxwood Rule.

This is the standard two foot folding rule made by Stanley. This example has a good tight hinge, clean boxwood, and crisp markings. The three pins are present. This has an earlier Stanley Rule and Level Co. mark. $15

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Thos. Appleton 1/4in Center Bead.

A nice example from this Boston, MA plane maker. The plane is virtually unused with no signs of hammer marks or mushrooming on the wedge. The body is dirty, but has no chips or cracks. The double boxing is in good shape and is not warped. The blade is dirty and will need to be honed, but it is otherwise good shape. This will be an excellent user. $28

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Atkins handsaw.

This is a classic Atkins saw with the distinct Atkins pattern handle. This is an early Atkins, probably from the very early 1900s. It is interesting in that it has a straight back and nib combined with a let in handle. The wheat-carved apple handle has some nice figure to it- and just a small chip out of the top horn. The plate is straight and sharp. The etch is gone. It is sharp enough to make some test cuts with and it tracks very well and cuts smoothly. The toe is uneven- it may have been shortened at some point. $25

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Millers Falls No. 2 Eggbeater Hand Drill

This is an excellent example of the No. 2 hand drill, a good general-purpose hand drill capable of holding bits from 0-3/8in. diameter. This one is in great shape with almost all of the original finish intact. It has striking wood grain on the hollow handle. The gears move very smoothly and the chuck works well. It is an excellent drill to put to use in the shop. $30

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Jones Improved Reversible Spiral Screwdriver.

An early patented automatic screwdriver patented July 23, 1895 and manufactured by F.A. Howard and Sons in Belfast, ME. This interesting screwdriver has a brass body with a knurled barrel. rotating the barrel changes the direction of travel of the bit. This tool is in very good condition with nicely patinated brass, a good wood handle, and a clear maker's mark. The mechanism works freely in both directions. A scarce patented automatic screwdriver. $20

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Atkins 16in Sash Saw.

16 inches long, 3 1/2in. deep under the spine. A later Atkins, without a sexy handle, but a good worker saw. The blade is straight and has a faint etch. The handle is nondescript, but it free of chips or cracks and feels good in the hand. $25

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MP3 James Lumsden 3/16 Side Bead.

Lumsden worked in Dundee, Scotland from ca. 1867-1920. This is a high quality plane in excellent condition. The plane has an excellent body with no chips or cracks. The boxing is in good condition. The blade is sharp, ground properly, and has a good flat back. It is bedded at York pitch for use in hardwoods. An excellent user in a good size for most cabinet work. $28

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Union Tool Co. 12in. Combination Square

While not as well-known as Starrett or B&S, Union made high-quality tools in Orange, MA in the early to mid- 20th century. This combination square has a 12in. blade graduated in 32nds and 16ths. The head has almost all of its original japanned finish. It was never equipped with a level vial or scribe. The markings on the rule are crisp and clear. The locking nut works properly, holding the head securely. A good, quality tool. $25

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Small Eggbeater Hand Drill Marked M.H. Co.

This is a light duty eggbeater, capable of accepting bits from 0-1/4in. It is a high-quality tool with a very smooth feel to it. The handle has nice figure to it. The frame has some decorative elements cast into it and is very good looking. It retains most of the original japanning on the frame and some red paint on the gear. The chuck works well. Its an attractive, usable hand drill. $25

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W.H. Pond Coffin Smoother.

Pond was a New Haven, CT plane maker who worked in various partnerships from the mid to late 1800s. This plane is a classic coffin smoother- 7 3/4in. long, 2 3/4in high with a 2 1/8in. blade by the Humphreysville Mfg. Co located just next door to New Haven in what is today Seymour, CT. The plane body is in excellent condition, save a very tight check in the left cheek. It is stable and does not move when the wedge is seated and set. The tapered double blade is massive. The face is fairly clean, though it needs the bevel re-ground before use. A good looking, usable coffin smoother. $20

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Stanley No. 64 Spokeshave.

A small spokeshave from the Sweetheart era. This example has about 50% japanning left, and a good blade. One of the less common Stanley spokeshaves. A fine worker. $15

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Nearly Mint Mathieson and Son Fore Plane.

This is a crisp Mathieson bench plane with a 2 1/8in. Iron. The body is 17inches long which puts it as a large jack or fore plane. The body is in excellent condition with a few hammer marks at the toe, but not much. The Mathieson decal is almost complete. The heel has a crisp Mathieson mark as well as "Beith School Board" so the plane was probably used in a shop class at some point. The mouth is very very tight. The double iron is in excellent condition- sharp and free of any rust or pitting. The closed tote is perfect- no chips or cracks there. the sole is dead flat- there is no twist or warp. When set on a flat reference surface it does not rock at all. It would hard to ever find a better wooden bench plane to put to use. $85

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Early Millers Falls Spiral Screwdriver.

This is either a No. 11 or No.12. It is an early spiral screwdriver designed for driving only. It can be used as a normal manual screwdriver or the sleeve can be disengaged and the handle pumped to quickly drive screws. The nickel plating is mostly intact. The cocobolo handle is in excellent shape with nice grain. Marked Patent Applied For. A scarce Millers Falls Screwdriver Left-over from last month and reduced to $15

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J. Pearce, New York, Jack Plane

This is a 16 inch bench plane with a 2 1/8in. iron. The body is in very good condition with just a few minor endgrain checks. the sole has some scratches from use. The open tote is good with no chips and just a few tight checks. The tapered blade is in very good condition with a lot of life left. it is massive, weighing close to a pound. This looks like an excellent user jack plane. $25

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Lee Valley Striking Knife

I looked in my marking drawer one day and found three of these. They are excellent tools but I only need one.. plus a backup. $12

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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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Nice Quirk Ogee and Bevel Molder by Holbrook.

This is a very common molding profile on 19th century planes. Larger examples were used for casing work primarily. This is a smaller size plane marked 5/8 at the heel. It is remarkable in that the profile is especially steep. It would cut a nice profile for a medium size case piece. The Holbrook family made planes in Bristol from the late 18th century right up until 1850. This plane is in excellent condition with crisp edges, a clear maker's mark, size stamp, and spring lines at the toe. The boxing is perfect. The blade is sharp, has a good flat back, and matches the sole profile exactly. A former owner added a small strip to extend the fence to make it easier to register the plane on the edge of the work. It will make an excellent user. $55

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Buck and Hickman 1902 Catalog Reprint.

Buck and Hickman, a major London-based hardware dealer, offered this catalog of American tools for sale in 1902. It includes 270 pages of all sorts of tools- Stanley planes, Disston saws, machinist's tools, carpenter's tools, etc. It is well illustrated and well written. This is a 1989 MWTCA reprint. It is in excellent condition. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $16

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D. Kimberly 3/8in. Side Bead

A nice looking plane showing little use- Kimberly worked in Sheffield from the mid-1800s into the 20th century. This plane is in excellent condition and will be a good worked. The blade is very sharp, ground properly, and bedded at York pitch. The plane body is in excellent shape with just a few light hammer marks. Owners mark S. Kenchington at the heel. $28

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Stanley No. 61 SweetHeart Marking Gauge.

A barebones marking gauge in really good condition. The beam and head are beech. A wooden thumbscrew holds the head in place. The beam has clear markings. The point is very long. A very simple, but very useful gauge. $15

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British Hollows and Rounds- Small Sizes


C1 Gabriel No. 4 Hollow. 1/4in York Pitch Blade. Exec $15 SOLD
C2 Higgs No. 4 Hollow. 1/4in. Middle Pitch Blade. Exec $15 SOLD
C3 (Maker's Mark Overstamped) No. 2 Round 1/4in Skewed York Pitch Blade. Exec $15 SOLD
C4 Hields No. 2 Round. 3/16 in. Middle Pitch Blade. VG $12 SOLD
C5 TW HEELER No. 2 Round 3/16in. Yorl Pitch Blade. Exec $15 SOLD
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American Hollows and Rounds Small Sizes


F1 Ohio Tool Co. No. 2 Round. 1/2in Blade. Mint. $16 SOLD
F2 Ohio Tool Co. No. 1 Round. 1/4in Blade. Mint. $16 SOLD
F3 DeForest, Birmingham, No. 6 Round 1/2in. Blade. Good $10 SOLD
F4 Sargent No. 3 Hollow 1/2in. Blade. Good. $10 SOLD
F5 Auburn Tool Co. No. 2 Round. 1/4in. Blade. Good. $10 SOLD
F6 M. Copeland No. 3 Hollow 5/16in. Blade. Mint. $16 SOLD
F7 T. Tilleston 3/8in. Round. Good. $8 SOLD
F8 Sargent No. 1 Round. 1/4in. Blade VG. $10 SOLD
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A Couple of Good, Usable Bench planes


H1 W.H. Pong 2 1/8in Jack. Good body, blade, and wedge. Sole is flat. Handle has a rounded-over horn. $14 (Left) SOLD

H2 New York Tool Co. 2 1/4in. Jack. Good body, wedge, and blade. Sole is flat and the mouth is fairly tight. The tote has a rounded horn. $16 (Middle) SOLD

H3 Nice user-made Pump or Gutter Plane. Looks to be made of cherry. It has a perfect tote with a nice long horn. The body has excellent figure. The blade is by Groves and Sons. There is a chip out of the sole in back of the mouth. A good-looking, usable plane. $16 (right) SOLD

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Charles Buck 3/8in Tang Chisel.

Another fine Charles Buck tool with its original nicely patinated apple handle. The blade is in good shape with no pitting. An excellent paring chisel. $22

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Unmarked British Quarter Round.

Marked only with an incuse G, this appears to be an early British plane. The profile is a stepped quarter round in a nice small size. The plane would be a good user once the blade is sharpened up. There is evidence of a fence being attached to the sole, something I wouldd recommend to help hold the plane steady to the work $30

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M. Crannell, Albany Coffin Smoother.

The body is in excellent condition. The Mouslon Brothers iron is short, but still has a lot of life to give. The wedge is a well-fitting replacement. $15

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Nice E. Preston Carving Chisel.

A nice little detail chisel- double beveled and 1/4in. wide. The handle is boxwood with some nice small, tight knots to give it some interest. The blade is wicked sharp with a clear Preston mark. $15

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I Sorby, Sheffield 1in Skew Rabbet.

Remarkable for the compete paper label on the side. The label reads "British throughout, Northern Planes, I. Sorby, Sheffield, England". The plane is in good condition with some grime- I hesitated cleaning it up at all for fear of ruining the label. The blade is good and the wedge fits well. $28

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Disston D-8 26in. Handsaw.

This is a WWII-era saw with steel hardware. The etch is light but visible. The plate is straight and 8PPI. The handle is beech which is strange for a D-8, but it might be a wartime compromise. The handle has some dings, but no chips or cracks. $25

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Owasco Tool Co. 1 1/4in. Dual-Iron Nosing Plane

This plane is in good condition with excellent irons and a good clean body. It shows some use and has life left it it. $15

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Sandusky Tool Co. Small Coffin Smoother.

This plane has a 1 3/4in. iron made by the Providence Tool Co. The beech body is in good shape. The iron is long and has a lot of life left. $20

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Stanley 5 1/4 Junior Jack.

This is one of the last 5 1/4s made with the maroon japanning. The body has pitting on the left cheek, but japanning, knob, tote, and blade are in excellent condition. $25

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Stanley Boxwood Marking Gauge.

A nice gauge with boxwood beam and head. There is a brass wear plate on one side of the face, and Traut's Jan 12, 1886 patent fence on the other side of the head. This fence allows the gauge to be used on concave or convex surfaces. The beam is also marked with Traut's Aug 5, 1873 patent for an adjustable point. It is in very good condition with a clean beam, strong markings, and a good long point. $25

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Millers Falls No. 306 Ratcheting Eggbeater Hand Drill.

This is a very rare Millers Falls model, made somewhere between 1915 and 1922. This model is a small eggbeater with a really interesting ratchet mechanism. A knurled cap on the crank handle can be pulled out and rotated to engage the ratchet in either direction. The body has it main gear and pinion gear enclosed with knurled covers, protecting them from dirt while giving the drill a good look. The chuck accepts bits from 0-1/4in. The drill is in very good condition overall. The body retains almost all of its original nickel plating. The hardwood handle and knob are in great shape. The drill works smoothly in both directions. The ratchet mechanism engages easily. It is a very rare drill in great shape. $65

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Marples and Sons 1/2in. flat gouge

Incannell ground with a very shapely handle. Excellent user. $15

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Unmarked Small Grecian Ogee.

The plane has no maker's mark, but Iwould guess it is a Continental plane based on the wood and decorative mark scribed around the hand hold. The profile is a nice small Grecian ogee. The plane is in excellent condition with a good blade, body and sole. The blade is sharp and fits the profile well. $30

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Charles Buck 1in. Tang Chisel.

Charles Buck made top-quality edge tools in the late 19th and early 20th century in Millbury, MA. This chisel is a nice straight-edge paring chisel with a gorgeous cherry handle. The blade has some scattered, very shallow pitting that will be worked out easily. A fine chisel. $18

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Starrett 4in. Hermaphrodite Calipers.

Some light surface rust, but very good overall. $10

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Wm. Moss 3/4in Quirk Ovolo with Astragal.

Moss worked from the late 18th century into the mid 19th century. This is a classic British plane, incredibly dark with tallow. This appears to be an earlier plane with the nice rounded wedge finial. It shows some use, but not much. The body is dark but otherwise in very good condition. The sole is double boxed and the profile is crisp. The blade is excellent- a nice flat back, ground properly, and quite sharp. It iss a good looking usable molder. $65

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Goodell Pratt No. 3 Automatic Drill.

This drill has a built-in container for its points in the hollow handle. Each point resides in its own compartment. The bit is selected by turning the cap to the desired compartment. These GP drills used a two-jaw split chuck that requires drill points with "X" shaped shanks, not the round shanks commonly used by other drills. The chuck can tighten down on these points very securely. This example has all of its original nickel, and all eight bits. The return spring is strong. $20

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Stanley 68 Boxwood and Brass rule.

Excellent condition except for a stain on the non-logo side. The hinges are tight. Two of the three pins remain. Nice crisp markings. $10

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Stanley 95 Butt Gauge.

Handy for all sorts of marking and layout tasks. This one has the notched Stanley logo and most of its original nickel plating. A good worker. $8

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Stanley Rosewood Infill Try Square.

This is my favorite Stanley square- functional and very good looking. This one has nice dark rosewood with good grain patterns. The blade is straight and clean with a crisp Stanley mark. These are fairly hard to find and always in high demand. $35

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Gorgeous J. Buck 1 1/2in. Skew Rabbet.

A great user plane in excellent condition. The body is in excellent shape with minimal sings of use. The blade is very sharp and the mouth is tight. The bucks made high quality planes and this one is no exception.A great plane to put to use. $30

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Stanley No. 7 Jointer.

This is a type 8 from 1899-1902. It has the characteristic B casting on the bed and the correct TmQ logo on the blade. It isn't the prettiest plane, that's for sure, but it looks like a good worker. The blade has an inch and a half of life left and the knob and tote are nearly perfect. The body has scattered pitting throughout and about 80% japanning. It is mechanically sound though and will work well. $65

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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane.

This is an early plane, a type 6 ca. 1888-1892. The plane is in very good condition overall. The body has no chips or cracks anywhere, and a nice even patina overall. The japanning is probably 85%. The rosewood knob and tote are good with no chips or cracks. The tote is especially nice. The blade is good and long with a lot of life left. The mechanical adjusters are all perfect moving freely and smoothly. It is a good, early, usable smooth plane. $28

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Stanley No. 4 Pre-WWII Smooth Plane.

This is a type 16, a pre-WWII plane made between 1933 and 1941. It is an excellent user-grade plane. The body is perfect with no chips or cracks and almost 100% original japanning. The knob and tote are complete with no cracks and just some finish loss. The lever cap still has bright nickel plating on it. The blade is long and in excellent shape. The mechanical adjusters all work smoothly. A good workhorse of a plane. $28

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Stanley No. 5C Wartime Jack Plane.

This is an excellent example of Stanley's WWII era planes. It is a type 17 made between 1942 and 1945. These wartime planes had a variety of different features and substitutions depending on what materials were available during the war years. This example has a hardwood knob and tote, and a small steel blade adjuster knob. The bolts that hold the knob and tote are also steel, not brass. This example does have the slightly thicker casting that the wartime planes had, which some folks like for the extra mass. It does have the frog adjusting screw which some of the wartime planes lack. This example is in excellent condition. The body is near perfect with about 99% japanning. The knob and tote are also close to perfect with just a few scratches and some very minor finish loss. The blade is full length and in excellent condition. It is stamped with the numbers "442" indicating it was made in the fourth quarter of 1942. The adjusters are all in excellent condition and move smoothly. It is a perfect plane to put to use in your shop. $30

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J&J Gibson Side Rabbet.

A fairly scarce American side rabbet from this Albany, NY maker. According to AWP-IV this plane making partnership worked from 1837-1838. The plane is in excellent condition with a nearly perfect body and blade. It is the "left" plane in that the blade projects from the left side of the body when used. $20

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Stout 1/4in. Gouge.

A gorgeous gouge with a very nicely shaped handle. The blade is in good shape- it is unusually thick- a little over 3/16in. The blade is in good shape with a very light maker mark- I think it is T.W. Kimberly. The handle is perfect with no chips or cracks. A perfect user. $14

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Stanley 68A Two-Foot Four-Fold Rule

It has clear, crisp markings and tight joints. The pins are missing, but the holes aren't blown-out so you could easily replace them if you want. $12

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Stanley No. 36 Two-fold 6in. Rule with Caliper.

A Sweetheart model with clear markings. The arch joint is tight and works well. The calipers are marked to measure inside or outside. $14

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Union Tool Co., Orange, Mass, Carpenter's Combination Square.

Very good condition with a bright, well-marked, rule. The head has almost all its original paint. The scribe is present. The level vial is intact. It is mechanically perfect and adjusts well. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $20

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Millers Falls No. 2 Eggbeater Hand Drill.

This is an early example from around the turn of the 20th century. It is in good shape with most of the original finish on the frame and gear. The chuck and gears work smoothly. The cocobolo handles are especially nice, the elongated handle having a beautiful contrasting heart and sapwood. The drill accepts bits from 0-3/8in. The side handle is missing. It is a good, usable general purpose eggbeater. $25

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Large Craftsman-Made Calipers.

Extra-long arms measuring 12 inches long, opening to a maximum of 12inches wide. Very well made with a very tight hinge. Very useful for turning. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $8

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Millers Falls No. 5 Automatic Boring Tool.

One of the less common automatic drills and one of the best looking in my opinion. This model has a nickel plated frame and a cocobolo handle. The chuck has a ball type lock which accepts the common dimpled bits. It is in good mechanical condition. Dates to 1905-1914 according to Randy's excellent web site. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $15

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Starrett Outside Calipers.

4inch long legs. Very Good Condition $10

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Small Dividers.

Perfect for all sorts of small layout work. The adjusting screw is precise and moves freely. The points are sharp. $8

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Pair of Small hollowing planes by Coplely, London

An interesting pair of planes, perhaps designed for a pattern maker. The planes are stamped at the toe with the radius of the curve they cut. The smaller is 1 1/4in, the largest 7 inches. The beech bodies are in very good condition. The mouths are very tight and the blades are excellent. A usable pair of planes- not something you see every day. $25 / pair

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Six Butcher Carving/Turning Tools.

A collection of five carving or turning tools by W. Butcher. All with the arrow mark on the shank. All are in good, usable condition. From left to right:
- 3/4in. gouge sharpened to a thumbnail profile. Could be a carving tool or a spindle gouge.
- 3/4in. gouge sharpened straight across.
- 3/4in. gouge sharpened with a slight crown
- 1/2in. gouge
- 3/8in. gouge
- 1in skew chisel with what appears to be an ebony handle. Gorgeous.
Left-Over from last month and reduced to $60 for the six.

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Gorgeous Early British Stepped Ogee

A beautiful deep ogee profile. The plane has a maker's mark but it is very light. The plane is undoubtedly British with its dark patina from tallow, wide chamfers, and short stature. The blade is sharp and ground to the correct profile. The plane has seen a lot of use, as evidenced by the many small dings, but it has a lot of life left. $35

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Excellent Moseley 5/8in. Torus Bead.

Marked with the Moseley Late Mutter stamp which Goodman puts to around 1799 when Mutter retired from planemaking. This is a well-made, high quality plane in good shape. The body is excellent. The sole is single boxed and the mouth is tight. It has a good blade in it- sharp with no pitting. A really nice profile in an early, usable plane. $35

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Stanley No. 94 Butt Gauge.

A very common, but extremely useful for all sorts of marking duties. This one is a Sweetheart model with almost all its original nickel finish. $10

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"Will Saw" 26in. Rip Saw.

This is a Disston-made saw branded for the hardware store Hibbard Spencer, and Bartlett. The blade is stout with a good etch featuring a woman's face and the logo "Will Saw". The blade is a fine 8 PPI rip. The beech handle is very good with intact horns. The medallion is unusual- the typical "Warranted Superior" logo you would expect on a hardware store saw, but with a Disston keystone in the middle. The plate isn't perfectly straight, but it is straight enoug to be a good user once it's sharpened up. $24

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Disston 26in. D-8 Handsaw.

A post-WWII saw with the steel medallion. It has a perfectly straight plate with 8PPI crosscut. It has a crisp etched logo. There is some dark patina on the plate which could be cleaned up. The handle is perfect with almost 100% original finish. $30

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Disston D-23 26in. Handsaw.

This is a WWII era handsaw with the typical nickel-plated brass hardware on the apple handle. It’s a lightweight saw with a narrow toe. The etch is crisp although the plate has some tarnish to it. The apple handle has some toolbox dings but it is complete with no chips or cracks. This plate is 11PPI and dead straight. $25

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Lakeside No. 100 26in Handsaw.

This is simply a beautiful saw- Lakeside was a hardware store brand made by major saw makers. Their saws are usually of very high quality and this one is no exception. Most Lakesides I have seen have been re-branded Disston D-8s, but this is a bit different. This one has a nice wheat-caved apple handle and a good looking recurve to the plate at the heel. The blade is dead straight and deep- over 2 1/2in. at the toe. It is 10PPI crosscut. The blade has a fantastic ring to it. The handle has no chips or cracks and has a great feel in the hand. It is a fantastic saw to put to use. $28

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Millers Falls No. 11 Junior Jack Plane

This is the Millers Falls equivalent to the Stanley 5 1/4. It is a very scarce plane. This one is a "type 2" ca 1936-1941 according to Randy's excellent type study. The plane is in very good condition with a reasonably clean body, nice knob and tote- no chips or cracks and a great blade. The blade is the original and has a clear Millers Falls mark along with the 1 3/4in. width. The lever cap has the patented two-piece design which is very popular among users. An excellent user or addition to a MF collection. $60

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Unique Set of 27 Russell Jennings Auger Bits

This is a very interesting set of Russell jennings bits, all with threaded shanks which allow them to be interchangable with any number of boring devices. There are 27 bits in the set. All of the bits are marked Russell Jennings, some with earlier logos than others. The set also includes a threaded square-shank adapter and a wrench to tighten the bits in the adapter. The adapter could be fit into a brace, drill press, or other boring machine. All of the bits are in very good or better condition with some showing no use at all. All of the bits have good lead screws, spurs, and lifters. They are clean with no rust or pitting. There is a fitted box with a sliding lid to hold the bits. The sizes/counts are as follows: (5) #4, (2) #5, (4) #6, (4) #7, (4) #8, (2) #9, (6) #10. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $150

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John Taber, New Bedford, MA 5/8in. Side Bead

A very nice side bead by this Massachusetts maker. It is double boxed with boxing reinforcing both the quirk and fence. The plane is virtually unused. The blade is in good shape. There is a owners mark S Parker at the toe. It is a nice profile with a nice deep quirk. $28

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Stanley No. 36 Transitional Plane

This is the transitional equivalent to the 4 1/2 heavy smoother with a 2 3/8in wide blade. It is a fairly scarce transitional plane. This one has a good body with a clear mark. It shows little use with only minor scoring on the sole, and a good, tight mouth. The knob and tote are excellent. The blade is nearly perfect- full length and very clean. The only flaw is a very tight crack in the casting just to the left of the tote. The frame is completely stable and the crack doesn't appear to go through completely- I can't make it separate or move at all. This is a very good example of a scarce plane- a good worker or addition to a collection. $55

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Stanley No. 4C Smooth Plane

This is a type 8 from 1899-1902 according to the type study. Here’s a plane that has seen a lot of use in its life. It must have been a great worker for someone around the turn of the century. Someone used it enough that the original blade only has about 3/8in. of life left. It must have worked very well to have seen that much wear. The body has a nice even patina, close to 100% japanning (which is rare on these earlier models) and the knob and tote are perfect. There is a small chip out of the corner of the body below the blade adjuster. It's an old wound- the chipped area having the same nice patina as the rest of the body. I am going to include a full-length no. 4 blade in excellent condition. This will be a great user. $28

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Nice 3/8in. Astragal.

Unmarked, other than a A.B owner mark at heel and toe. The body isn't beech, perhaps yellow birch. The profile is a nice small astragal, a fairly rare profile. The body and blade are in good shape. $26

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H. Chapin, Union Company 7/8 in. Nosing Plane.

Excellent condition with a nearly perfect body and blade. Bold maker’s mark and model number no. 132 at the heel. A good, usable plane. Could be used for its intended purpose or to add a profile to a built-up complex molding. $18

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Pair of Greenfield Tool Co. Side Beads

This pair of planes has always been together and shows little use. The smaller plane is a 1/4in. The larger 1/2in. Both planes are in very good shape with no hammer marks or mushroom on the wedges. The boxing is in good shape and the mouths tight. $50/pair

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Stanley No. 5 Jack Plane.

This is a pre-WWII type 16 from 1933-1941. It has seen some use in its life as evidenced by the various paint splotches, a few dings, and a loss of lustre from the lever cap. It is still a good worker though with a nearly perfect knob and tote and a good blade. Not the prettiest, but it will work well. $26

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Stanley No. 26 Transitional Jack Plane

This is a type 9 ca. 1888-1890. A good, solid worker with an excellent body- no chips or cracks anywhere and very little wear showing. The knob and tote are in good shape with no cracks. The blade is very good- lots of life left there. A good, usable transitional plane. $25

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J. Dobie, Glasgow, 1in. Tongue and Groove Pair.

Dobie made planes from approx. 1862-1925 according to Goodman. These planes are in good, usable condition. They are unmarked but are intended to work on stock 4/4 in thickness and will accommodate stock up to 9/8 thick. They are in good condition with excellent blades. The only fault is some roughness on the bottom of the tongue plane. $35

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Quirk Ovolo and Astragal Molding Plane by Hathersich

A wide, deep profile by this Manchester maker. Hathersich (George and Elizabeth) worked from 1797-1851 according to Goodman. This plane is in excellent shape, showing few signs of use. It has nice double boxing. with one tight crack back towards the heel. The body has a nice patina and no chips or cracks. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $45

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Dunlap Pizza Wheel Marking Gauge.

This is a really neat design for a pizza wheel marking gauge- the stem is circular. The head is closed over the stem with a knurled brass thumbscrew. The markings on the stem are clear. The head stays put when clamped down. The wheel can be removed for sharpening. Its a good design. $25

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Starrett 18in. Machinist or Engineer's Level.

A nice ornate starrett level. All three vials are good. Body is clean with about 80% japanning. There is a very tight, very faint crack in the casting just to the left of the name plate. A good level to use or display. $15

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Small Stearns Spokeshave.

Unmarked with a 1 3/4in blade. The body has about 80% japanning. The lever cap has a nice decorative casting. The blade is excellent with good length and no pitting. Would be a good user. $15

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Witherby 8in. Drawknife.

This one has seen little use- the blade is long and the handles retain almost all of their original black finish. The blade is sharp and has a clean back. It has a clear Witherby mark along with the Winstead Tool Works stamp. An excellent user. $25

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Craftsman Automatic Ratcheting Screwdriver.

Excellent mechanical condition, it operates smoothly in both directions. Almost all original finishes. Two flat head bits. Handy for all sorts of small jobs. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $5

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Atkins Nail Saw.

A rather unusual saw- this one has an apple handle with an interesting quick-release mechanism. The blade has a faint etch but it is legible. It reads " Nail Saw, E.C. Atkins & Co., Indianapolis, IND, Silver Steel - Gas Tempered". There are two identical blades both with the same etch. $15

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January, 2011


Stanley No. 5C Jack Plane.

This is a type 18- made for only a couple of years after WWII ended. It is in excellent condition with a clean body, nearly perfect japanning, and a good blade. The knob and tote have a few dings, but no chips or cracks. An excellent user. $28

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T.H. Witherby 1/2in. Bevel Edge Socket Chisel.

This is a good general purpose chisel- stout enough to stand mallet blows, but thin enough to be used for fine paring. The chisel measures just over 11 inches overall with a 5 1/2in. blade. The blade is sharp with a flat back- no pitting. The handle is in good condition with a leather washer on the end. $20

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Eagle Mfg. Co Small 12in Framing Square.

Made in South Shaftsbury, VT. This example is has a black blade with crisp yellow markings. Typical taper along both legs- a handy, small-scale framing square. $12

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Stanley No. 131A "Yankee" Screwdriver.

This is the big boy, meant for heavy duty work driving screws in hard to reach places. It has a strong return spring and the ratchet works well in both directions. Two bits are included- one regular one Phillips. The nickel is bright and it is mechanically sound. $22

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Craftsman-Made Mahogany Panel Gauge.

Made from a deep, dark mahogany. The head is secured to the 28in. beam with a boxwood thumbscrew. It is a good looking, functional gauge. $25

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Millers Falls 2 Eggbeater Hand Drill.

This is the standard hand drill in most shops. It handles most light and medium jobs, taking bits up to 3/8in. This example is in excellent condition with a perfectly smooth movement, perfect chuck, and almost 100% finish remaining on the metal surfaces. It would be hard to find a better user than this one. $30

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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane.

This is a type 19 from ca. 1948-1961. The plane is in very good condition. The body is excellent with nearly perfect japanning. The rosewood knob and tote are also perfect. The lever cap has mirror-like nickel plating. The blade is long and sharp. A perfect plane to put to use. $28

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John Moseley & Son, London, Massive 7/8in. Side Bead

Excellent condition with a very clean body, good blade, and perfect boxing. A clear maker's mark at the toe. The blade is bedded at York pitch, around 52 degrees. $24

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Tiny Hayes, Liverpool, 3/8in. Ovolo.

A really small, crisp ovolo by Hayes, a Liverpool plane maker who worked from 1790-1805 according to Goodman. For a 200+ year old plane, this one is in awesome condition. The body is crisp with just a few hammer marks. The maker's mark is light but clear. The profile is really nice- small ovolos like this are always in high demand. The blade is shaped to fit the sole profile perfectly. It is sharp and free of rust or pitting. An excellent small, early plane to put to use. $40

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1/2in. Thumbnail by J. Biggar.

This maker's mark doesn't appear in either Goodman's book on British planes nor in AWP-IV. It appears to be British, with a York bitch blade and broad, flat chamfers. The profile is a nice small 1/2in. thumbnail. It has a long fence and an added wear strip. The blade is in excellent shape- sharp with no rust or pitting. Looks to be a perfect user. $36

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Greenfield Tool Co. Pair 1in. Tongue and Groove Planes.

Marked at the heel No. 405. Marked with a secondary etch at the toe: "Wm. Bellhouse & Co., Hamilton, O.W.". These planes have seen a lot of use, but have a lot of life left. The closed totes are perfect with nice long horns. The blades are on the short side, but in very good condition. The tongue plane has some worm damage on both sides, but it is very old damage. $28

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Marples and Sons 1 1/4in. Skew Rabbet.

This plane has a clear Marples makers mark at the toe and width marking at the heel. The body is in good shape- no chips or cracks bit it has some paint marks on the side as well as evidence of a fence being attached at some point. Still, it's in good, usable condition. The blade is very long, sharp, and has a good flat back. The wedge holds well. A good plane capable of tweaking fine joints or hogging off material. $20

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Unmarked Steep, Sharp Ogee.

Unmarked, but likely British- the blade is bedded at a steep middle pitch- about 55 degrees. The profile is a steep, small ogee. The only marks are a R Lochhead at toe, heel, and cheek. This plane shows use, but it is ready for more.The blade is very sharp with a good flat back- no rust or pitting. $40

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Robert Sorby 1 1/2in. Tang Chisel.

An excellent handle on a beautiful boxwood handle. The blade is almost 6in. long and hefty- it can take some punishment for sure. It has some scattered pinpoint pitting- nothing that will prevent it from being a great user. The boxwood handle is just dead on perfect. $18

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Unmarked British Sash Ovolo.

Intended as a sash plane, but it cuts a nice crisp ovolo that could be used for many other applications. This plane is in nearly mint condition with a perfect body and blade. It is unmarked, other than a 1 at the heel. The mouth is tight, it is an excellent plane all-around. $32

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Disston D-7 26in Handsaw

This is a lightweight model handsaw with the thinner plate tapering to about 1in. wide at the toe. It is a post-war saw,marked 8pt but it was re-toothed to 7pt rip. It has an excellent blade and handle. $28

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Four British Carving Gouges.

An assortment of four high-quality English gouges. All usable with good handles and clean, sharp blades. Described from left to right.
-I.Sorby 7/8 flat/medium sweep Octagonal boxwood handle has a few tight checks.
-TOGA 5/8 medium sweep.
-Moulson Brothers ½ in. Very flat sweep. Excellent London pattern boxwood handle. Two generations of"Howlett" owners' marks are present
-Hearnshaw Bros., Sheffield 3/8 medium sweep.
$55 for the four

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Stanley No. 4 Pre-Lateral Smooth Plane.

This is a type 4, ca. 1874-1884. It has all of the original parts including the original blade, knob and tote. It has a nice even patina to it- it looks like a 130 year old plane that was well cared for. The body has no chips or cracks. All of the adjusters work well. The knob is nearly perfect. The tote has a tiny chip out of the top right side. An early Stanley plane in great shape. $55

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Stanley No. 3 Type 11 Small Smooth Plane.

A WWI era plane from 1910-1918. The type 11 is a favorite among users and collectors. This one has all of the type 11 features- low knob, keyhole lever-cap, V-logo blade, small adjuster wheel, and three patent dates cast in the bed. The body is good with some dark spots. Japanning is virtually perfect. The tote has no chips or cracks. The base of the knob has two small cracks. All of the moving parts work well. The blade is full-length. An excellent user. $45

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Goodell Pratt Hand Drill.

A Smaller model with a three-jaw chuck that takes bits up to 1/4in. There is a small side handle and idler gear. The main gear has cut teeth and a nice deep rim. All moving parts are silky smooth and the chuck works well. There is no model number. The crank and chuck are marked with the GP logo. The chuck has the Aug. 13, 1895 patent date. A nice little hand drill. $26

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Disston 10in. No. 4 Backsaw.

A good, usable backsaw with a perfectly straight blade. The handle has a broken top horn. Dates to 1896-1917 based on the medallion. A good user. $24

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Pair of Owasco Side Beads.

Here’s another pair of side beads, these have the Owasco Tool Co. mark. Owasco was a mark of the Auburn Tool co. These are high quality side beads with beautiful full dovetailed boxing. Both planes have the owner's mark SEW at the heel. The smaller is 5/8in., the larger 3/4in. Both are in excellent, unused condition with good blades, bodies and boxing. $42

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H. Chapin No. 125 5/16 Side Bead

A great user in a good size for cabinet work. This plane has a dark patina to it, but it appears virtually unused. It has very nice full hammerhead boxing. The blade is in good shape. There are B.A. Kelly owner's marks at the heel and toe. $24

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H. Wetherell 3/8in. Side Bead.

Henry Wetherell was an early Connecticut plane maker working in Chatham, Glastonbury, and Middletown. His working dates are from 1785-1830. This plane probably dates to the later part of that period, with its rounded chamfers. It is in good condition overall. It is exceptional for the fact that the quirk of the bead is unusually deep. The blade is excellent with a good, flat back. The body is also in very good shape with no checks or cracks. The boxing is a bit loose but it will make a good user- not bad for an almost 200year old plane! This mark rates (***) in AWP-IV. $25

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Thos. Appleton, Boston, 3/4in. Center Bead.

A large center bead by one of the best American plane makers. Appleton planes are always of the highest quality- this plane is no exception. The body and blade are in excellent condition- no chips or cracks in the body or boxing. The blade is excellent with no rust or pitting. The blade matches the sole exactly. There is evidence of an auxiliary fence being attached to the non-escapement side at some point. Owner's mark C.D. Mitchell at the heel. $26

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E.C. Atkins Ram's Horn Scraper.

A very nice scraper with a maple body and cast iron blade holder. It is clearly marked with the embossed logo: "E.C. Atkins & Co. Indianapolis, Ind". The scraper is in nearly perfect condition with a perfect maple body, 100% japanning on the case parts, and a clean blade. I see no evidence that the scraper was used at all. $45

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Millers Falls No. 55 Ratchet Screwdriver.

This model has a two-way ratchet and the knurled nut at the bottom of the handle that allows the user to turn the blade with just the thumb and fore finger while freeing the other hand to hold screws. The shaft is 6inches long. The ratchet works well in both directions. $16

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Stanley No. 35 Transitional Smooth Plane.

An excellent example- a "Type 6" dating to 1874-1884. It has an excellent beech body and a perfect tote. The knob has some finish loss but it is otherwise excellent. The blade is long and very sharp. $25

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Excellent Unmarked Flat Quirk Ogee.

Unmarked, but undoubtedly a British plane. The plane is bedded at York pitch and the body is dense, dark beech. The plane's body shows evidence of the former users' hands preserved in a light coating of tallow. The profile is a nice tight, flat ogee. It is marked 7/8in. at the heel which corresponds to the width of cut. This profile is a good fit for a small case piece. The blade is excellent- sharp with a nice flat back. Owner's marks SLA at the toe and heel. $36

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Sandusky Tool Co. 5/8in. Coming and Going Tongue and Groove Plane.

Model number 99- this plane cuts both pieces of a tongue and groove joint in 5/8in. stock. The blades are very good, the body is nice with some good figure. A solid worker and a fairly scarce Ohio plane. Perfect for the disorganized as it is impossible to loose one of a pair of T&G planes. $40

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Unmarked 1/4in. Paring Chisel.

A well-made tang chisel with a very thin blade that tapers down to about a 16th of an inch at the bevel. The result is a nice flexible chisel made for fine paring work. The handle could be hickory and is very nicely made. The chisel is unmarked but clearly of high quality. $16

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Stanley 75 Bullnose Rabbet Plane

A very useful plane for certain situations. This one is in good, usable shape with most japanning remaining and a good blade. $10

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26in. Groves Handsaw.

Dating to the 1860's, this was a high-end saw by the well known Sheffield saw manufacturer. The blade is boldly stamped: with the three crown mark typical of this period as well as "Double Refined Spring Steel". The blade is 26inches and 8PPI crosscut. There are several missing teeth and the nib is missing. The plate has a very slight wave towards the middle but the steel is good- it has a great ring and it springs back well when flexed in both directions. There is no pitting- the plate is nice and clean. The beech handle has the gorgeous lamb's tongue loop, typical of Groves saws. The split nuts haven'tt been monkeyed with and hold the handle tight. It has the "Established 1770" medallion. The top horn is truncated. The bottom horn is perfect. There is an owner's etch on the blade: "George Mkenzie, 1864 It is a good, usable saw that is worthy of a restoration job. $20

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Starrett 24in. 4R Rule.

Excellent condition with its own custom-fitted protective case. This rule has a groove for a square head. The markings are crisp. Owner's initials CAR scribed twice. $35

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Craftsman / Millers Falls Set of 5 Detail Carving Tools

These five small carving tools are marked with the Craftsman logo along with "BB" which I believe indicates they were made by Millers Falls. They closely resemble other MF boxed carving sets I've seen. All five gouges are in very good shape or better with nice sharp bevels and good handles. They appear to be unused. From left to fight- 1/8in bent V tool. 1/4in. bent gouge, 1/4in. bent flat carving chisel, Flat fishtail carving chisel. Small 1/4in. gouge. $30

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Five Henry Taylor Carving Tools.

A collection of 5 vintage H Taylor carving tools. Made in Sheffield, these all feature the firm's distinctive acorn mark. From left to right-
- No. 8 5/8in gouge. Incredibly sharp.
- No. 7 5/8in flat gouge
- No. 7 1/4in flat gouge
- No. 9 1/8in gouge
- No. 49 1/4in V tool.
$70 for the five

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Huge Pair of 2in. Hollow and Rounds

This is a pair of hollow and round molding planes each of which has a 2in. wide iron. These are massive planes, much larger than the standard planes included in a set of hollows and rounds. Planes this wide are very scarce. The round is by C.&S. Bulkley a plane-making company in Saybrook, CT in the 1850s to 1860s. The hollow is by J.w. Pearce, a plane maker who worked from 1840-1879 in Fall River, MA, and Providence, RI. The hollow is in excellent shape with a really nice body and just some surface rust on the blade. The round has an excellent blade but some old work damage to the body. $35/pair

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Varvill Grecian Ogee With Bevel.

A fantastic plane cutting a wide, steep Grecian Ogee with a bevel. You can be sure this is profile as it is clearly stamped: Grecian Ogee at the heel. This plane was made for hardwoods with a middle pitch blade and nice tight mouth. The plane has a dark patina but the body is nearly perfect with no chips or cracks. The boxing is tight and complete. Owner's mark T.KEMP at heel and toe. Varvill made some of the best planes around and this one is no exception. The iron is ground perfectly and is sharp with a nice flat back. It won't take much to have this plane cutting nice profiles at the bench. $65

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Massive 1 3/4in. Skew Rabbet.

A massive rabbet plane- this one is in good condition with dings and scratches to the body. The blade has good length and the back is clean, but the bevel will need to be re-ground and honed before use.. The mouth is tight and the body is good- no chips or cracks. Unmarked, but a quality plane for sure. Good for all sorts of rabbetting and trim work. $25

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Stanley No. 15 Block Plane.

Essentially the same as a 9 1/2, but an inch longer. It is useful in situations where a slightly longer sole is required than the 6inch sole on a 9 ½. This one is from the Sweetheart era. It has almost 100% japanning, a good long blade, and a throat adjusting plate that works well. Mechanically sound- it will be a perfect user. $28

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Sargent 409C 8in. Smoothing Plane.

This plane has the "Type 3" logos on the blade and lever cap indicating it was mad between 1910-1918 according to Heckel’s Sargent book. These early Sargent planes are excellent planes, well made, and every bit the quality of their Stanley counterparts. This example is an 8 in. smoother, equivalent to a Stanley 3. It has a good clean body, virtually perfect body, and a very nice mahogany knob and tote. The low knob has a nice bead detail around the base. The tote has a well-repaired crack but is sound and had a good, long horn. The blade is full-length and clean, with a good flat back. An excellent plane to use. $30

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Craftsman / Millers Falls No. 2 Eggbeater Hand Drill.

This is a Craftsman branded Millers Falls drill. It has the same features and functionality as a Millers Falls branded tool. The gearing is smooth and the chuck works properly. The hollow handle has almost all of its original finish. Almost all of the original paint remains as well.The unpainted surfaces have a dark patina. The side handle is present. An excellent user. $24

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Stanley Handyman Saw Set Mint IOB.

This pistol-grip sawset is for panel and back saws from 7-11PPI. The original instructions are included. The sawset is mint in its original box. $15

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Riverside Tool Co 14in. Backsaw Made by Disston.

The blade measures 14in. long, 3 1/2in. deep and 14PPI. The blade is dead straight with a nice etch. The handle has good horns but a solid crack all the way through the handle. It has been well-repaired using glue and a screw and is very strong. With some sanding and refinishing it could be made to disappear. A bargain because of the handle repair- $20

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Stanley No. 20 10in. Rosewood and Brass Try Square.

Nice dark rosewood handle and nicely patinated brass. The blade is straight and the markings are crisp. $10

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Stanley 6in. Nickel Plated Try and Mitre Square

A sweetheart-era tool. Small 6in. squares are great to have at the bench for doing quick checks on all sorts of edges. This example is nice and clean with almost 100% nickel, a good straight blade, and crisp markings. $14

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Very Nice Craftsman-made Wedge-Lock Panel Gauge.

A study in contrasting woods- the 25in. beam is a deep, rich mahogany and the head and wedge appear to be boxwood- it is a dense, creamy colored wood, almost completely without grain. The wedge lock works well, requiring only moderate pressure to lock. Owner's mark J DAVIES on head, beam, and wedge. The pin is long and sharp. Very useful for marking the width on wide panels- a very useful tool when dimensioning boards by hand. $30

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Stanley No. 136 3in. Carpenter's Calipers

Boxwood and brass- measures 3in. overall. Capable of outside and inside measurements. Good condition with a dark overall patina but clear markings. $12

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Atkin and Son, Late Wm. Moss, 1in. Grecian Ogee and Bevel.

Simply a beautiful plane- it makes a nice steep Grecian ogee profile. The body is excellent with just a few hammer marks at the heel. The iron is bedded at York pitch and is wicked sharp. This plane should be ready to use right out of the box. There are no chips or cracks. The boxing is good and the mouth is tight. Hard to find a better user than this one. $70

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Interesting 1in. Skew Rabbet.

Unmarked, made from some sort of very heavy, dense wood- not beech as it feels much too heavy, but it does have beech's ray fleck. The plane is in very good condition and the York pitch iron is excellent- sharp, clean and ready to use. A good side rabbet for general trim work as well as defining complex molding profiles using hollows and rounds. $24

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Sargent VBM 3147 Transitional Heavy Jack Plane.

An excellent plane in very good condition. The body measures 17inches long and the blade 2 1/4inches wide. It is functionally equivalent to a Stanley 5 ½. The body is in excellent condition showing few signs of use. There are no chips or cracks and there is a bold stamp at the toe. The knob and tote are perfect. The frame and lever cap have 99% japanning. The blade is long and sharp. $35

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Stanley Pre-WWII No. 5 Jack Plane

This is an excellent user-grade jack plane. It is a "type 16" produced in March of 1936. The original blade has "336" stamped on it from the factory. The body is very good with clean sides and sole. The bed has about 80% japanning. The rosewood knob and tote are excellent- just some finish loss and a few dings but no chips or cracks. The blade shows some use, but is in good shape with lots of life left and a good, clean back. All together an excellent user. $28

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S.Cumings 2 1/8in Smooth Plane

This is a classic coffin smoother with a 2 1/8in wide blade and 7 1/2in long body. Cumings was listed as a plane maker in various locations from about 1828-1872. This plane is in very good condition with a nice clean body and only one small check towards the rear. The massive double iron was made by W. Greaves and Sons. The blade has some pitting on the back that will need to be remedied, but it won't take much work and you will wind up with an excellent wooden smoother. $25

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Matched pair of 1/2in. Hollow and Round Planes.

Unmarked. Not the prettiest planes by far. They appear to have been used quite a bit, so they must work. The bodies are decent- the wedges fit well and there are no chips, checks, or cracks. The mouths are open a bit more than I like to see. The blades are decent- good backs but the bevels will need to be re-ground. They are a project, but should result in a pair of usable planes. $25

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Millers Falls No. 38 Medium Duty Eggbeater Hand Drill

This is another take on the medium duty drill. This one has a cast iron frame which encloses the pinion gear and makes it a little more friendly to use (especially for small hands). The hollow handle has seven original fluted bits and three twist bits. The chuck accepts bits from 0-3/8 inches. The gearing is smooth and the chuck works well. There is minor paint loss on the frame and the gear has a nice crisp decal. Made from 1935-1948. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $28

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Stanley No. 992 10in. Corner Brace

The corner brace is one of the most interesting looking tools around- a fun tool to show a non-Galoot shop visitor and ask "what's this?". It is designed to solve the problem of boring holes in a corner or against a perpendicular surface. With this design there's no need to ratchet back and forth a tiny bit at a time. It's a great design. This example is in excellent mechanical condition with an exceptionally smooth transmission and good chuck. The rosewood pad and handles are in good shape. The frame has some dings and pitting but it has a clear Stanley mark on it along with the model number. A good brace to have on display in your shop and take out every once in a while to use.Left-Over from last month and reduced to $30
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Stanley 10in Nickel-Plated Try Square

A good example with almost all its original nickel, a good straight, blade and crisp markings. Virtually indestructible. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $12
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Matched Pair of Casey, Clark, & Co. 1inch Tongue and Groove Planes.

A good, usable pair made in Auburn, NY between 1858-1864. The planes are in good shape with excellent irons. The tongue plane has holes bored in the toe and heel for (I presume) some sort of handle to be attached to assist the user. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $28
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Starrett 220 Mul-T-Anvil Micrometer.

A fairly new Starrett tool capable of making unusual measurements a normal mic can't. It comes with two anvils and can can accept user-made anvils for special applications. In excellent condition with a perfect movement- silky smooth. The photos show some residue from a price tag- not rust. Lists for $250 new! Left-Over from last month and reduced to $45
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Atkins 30in Bell System Docking Saw

A very interesting Atkins saw made for Ma Bell. The blade is 30inches and 6PPI. The blade is bright but the etch is weak. I can definitely make out the Atkins logo, along with Bell Systems and apparently 46x32. I'm not sure what this last designation means. The cast iron handle has no chips or cracks. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $25
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Nearly Mint Stanley No. 3 Pre-WWII Small Smoother.

This is a type 16 made from 1933-1941. It is in nearly mint condition with 100% japanning, a bright, shiny lever cap, and nearly perfect knob and tote with perfect finish. A fantastic user or addition to a collection. $40

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Stanley No. 21 12in. Combination Square.

A Sweetheart model with the 1-23-1914 patent date on the rule. The head retains most of its original nickel plating. The rule has no rust or pitting. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $16
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Sargent VBM No. 418 Try Plane

This is a type 3 according to Dave Heckel's type study. It dates from 1910-1918. It is in very good shape with about 90% japanning, a good long blade, and excellent knob and tote. It has a hang-hole at the toe. It's going to make a great user. These early Sargent planes are every bit as good as a similar vintage Stanley. $30

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Stanley No. 78 Rabbet Plane.

Complete with the depth stop, fence, and nicker. The blade is long and sharp. The body has almost all the original japanning. An excellent user. $35

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Tiny Hayes, Liverpool, 3/8in. Ogee.

A really small, crisp ogee by Hayes, a Liverpool plane maker who worked from 1790-1805 according to Goodman. For a 200+ year old plane, this one is in awesome condition. The body is crisp with just a few hammer marks. The maker's mark is light but clear. The profile is really nice- small ogees like this are always in high demand. The blade is shaped to fit the sole profile perfectly. It is sharp and free of rust or pitting. An excellent small, early plane to put to use. $40

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Excellent Pair of Small British Side Beads.

This pair of side beads comes from the Max Ott collection- both planes bear his owner’s mark at the toe. Max Ott was a Swiss-trained cabinet maker and tool collector. All of the tools I've seen with his mark have been of very high quality and most were right off the bench, ready to work. These planes are no exception. The smaller plane is a 1/4in. slipped side bead by G. Collier. The Collier family made and sold planes in Bristol from 1888 through the 1900s. According to Goodman, many of their planes were made by Griffiths, Norwich. This plane is in exceptional condition with full boxing, a nice clean body and perfectly sharp blade. Besides the Ott mark, there is a "M. Smithers" owner's mark at the toe. The larger plane is a 5/16in. side bead by Chas. Gowland. Goodman has them working in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne from 1802-1858. This plane is in similar condition to the first with a wicked sharp blade and excellent body. The only imperfection is a tight crack in the boxing about an inch back of the throat. It still lines up properly so it won't be an issue in use. An excellent pair of planes in very useful sizes for casework. $55

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Mathieson and Son Toothing Plane.

A good, usable plane. It has clearly seen some use with the normal dings and scratches and some minor mushrooming on the blade. The 2in. wide blade has over an inch of tooth left. $32

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S.Cumings 2 1/8in Smooth Plane

A classic coffin smoother with a 2 1/8in wide blade and 7 1/2in long body. Cumings was listed as a plane maker in various locations from about 1828-1872. This plane is in very good condition with a nice clean body and only one small check towards the rear. The massive double iron was made by W. Greaves and Sons. The blade has some pitting on the back that will need to be remedied, but it won't take much work and you'll wind up with an excellent wooden smoother. $25

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Disston and Sons D-8 Handsaw.

Dating to 1917-1943, this saw measures 26in. in length. It is 8pt. crosscut. It has an excellent handle. The blade is straight with a good etch. It has some dark patina, but it's nothing serious. It will clean up nicely and be an excellent user. $25

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Disston D-23 5 1/2 pt rip Handsaw.

This is a post-WWII saw. It has an excellent blade- straight and sharp. The handle has no chips or cracks. $25

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Goodell Pratt No. 7 Two-Speed Breast Drill.

An excellent breast drill capable of heavy-duty work. It has two speeds- fast (about 1:3) and slow (about 1:1). The two-jaw chuck accepts round-shank bits. The body is japanned malleable cast iron. The gears are all cut teeth. The movement in both speeds is quite smooth. The body retains maybe 95% japanning, the main gear has all of its original red paint and decal. The breast plate can be adjusted to several positions. It is an all-around excellent breast drill. $40

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Stanley No. 68 Two Foot, Four Fold Boxwood Rule.

A very common and very useful rule. This one is nearly perfect with clear markings, and all three pins present and in good working order. The hinges are good and tight. $12

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Henry Disston and Sons No. 92 Mortise Gauge

An uncommon Disston tool in excellent shape. This gauge is made of rosewood and brass. The head has two brass wear strips. The moving pin adjusts freely. The points are long. It has a clear Disston mark. An excellent gauge. $45

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William Marples and Sons 1in. Bevel-Edge Paring Chisel.

A beautiful chisel with an elegant taper towards the bevel. The back of the blade has been polished and the bevel is sharp. It has a nice handle (ash I think) with a steel reinforcing hoop. It's not a chisel to pound on though. It is a tool for fine paring work. $22

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Two Vintage Ashley Isles Carving Gouges.

A 1/4in flat gouge and 3/8in flat gouge. The smaller has a nice mahogany handle and is marked on the shank. The larger has a beech handle and has some of the original label. Both are very sharp. $30

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Lindsey 3/16in. Center Bead.

A Very nice center bead in a useful size. The body and boxing are in excellent shape. The blade is sharp and has a nice flat back. The Lindsey brothers were plane makers in Huntington, MA from 1865-1879. Their planes are consistently of very high quality and this one is no exception. $32

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Varvill 1/8in. Center Bead

A nice small center bead by one of the more common British makers. This one has its blade pitched at middle pitch- around 60 degrees. It should perform very well on hardwoods. The body is in good condition, though it has a bit of grunge on it and some hammer marks at the heel. The boxing is in excellent condition. An excellent user. $30

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Nice British 5/8in. Torus Bead.

An uncommon profile, this plane cuts sort of an extended quirk bead with a fillet at the edge. It’s an attractive profile. The plane has a series of maker's and owners' marks stamped at the heel. The two owners' marks I can make out are J.SLATER and Sn Smith. The blade is bedded at York pitch and it is sharp and free of pitting. The plane's body is dark beech and in excellent shape. The single boxing strip is intact and in good shape. An all-around nice plane for a user collection. $42

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Stanley No. 4 Smooth Plane.

A Type 11, a favorite among users, from the WWI era 1910-1918. It is in good shape with a clean body, and nearly perfect japanning. It does have some paint splotches here and there. The rosewood knob is fine, the tote has a very tight crack in it. It looks stable and shouldn't be an issue. The Victory logo blade has 1 3/4 inches of life left. Another excellent user plane. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $40
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Spear and Jackson No. 52 12in brass back saw

This is one of the more interesting back saws I've seen in a while. The handle is ebonized beech and embossed with the logo- "Non Break Handle, Patented". The top of handle has a reinforcing pin through the length of the grip. The top of the pin is marked Pat 401,274. It is a hefty saw with a massive brass back. The plate is dead straight, 3 1/2in deep. It has a crisp etch with the leapfrog logo and "patent machine ground". It is currently 14PPI and sharp. $50

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Stanley No. 624 Medium-Duty Eggbeater.

Looks like a post-WWII model with the black painted hardwood and orange gear. It is in excellent condition overall with a super smooth movement and almost 100% of all original finishes. The chuck works well and accepts bits from 0-3/8in. There is a side handle and idler pinion. The hollow-handle contains seven fluted bits that are sharp and appear to have never been used. An excellent user. $28

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Stanley No. 151 Spokeshave

A good user with the blade adjusting screws which give the user very precise control over the projection of the blade. This one is in good shape with almost all of its japanning, some white paint splotches here and there. The blade is very sharp with a good flat back and lots of life left. $18

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Millers Falls No. 94 Light Duty Eggbeater Drill.

A smaller hand drill, accepting bits from 0-1/4in. It dates to 1927-1931. The gear movement is smooth and the chuck works well. The wood handle has all of its original finish. The body retains maybe 50% of the original paint and nickel plating. It's a nice drill to put to use. $24

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Stanley No.197 Marking Gauge

This is a fairly rare gauge in the Stanley line. It features a rosewood head with brass wear plates, a nickel-plated stem, a pizza wheel cutter on one end, and a marking point on the other. This example is in fair condition. Most of the nickel plating is missing from the stem. The rosewood head is in very good shape and moves well through the length of the stem. The fixing screw has the "Victory" Stanley logo and works well to hold the head in place. The Script Stanley logo, along with the model number, are clear. The marking point is short, but it has some life left and is very easy to replace with an identical size piece of drill rod if you choose. It's a fairly rare Stanley gauge, and a useful one to have in the shop. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $30
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Lufkin 0-1 in. Micrometer. No. 1911

In the original box with original instructions. Works well- near mint condition. Left-Over from last month and reduced to $10
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Auburn Tool Co. No. 144 7/8in. Dado Plane.

An excellent user with a clean, long blade and excellent nickers. The nicker iron is reclined slightly which I like a lot.The beech body and wedges are in good shape. It's a good, usable plane. $26

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