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New Tools Were Last Added: 2020-08-12

Update 2020-08-12 Hi everyone- today I conducted a long-overdue inventory in the shop. I caught up with a couple of returns and many items that were claimed at one point but not sent out for one reason or another. I added all of these to the list this evening along with a few new items. I hope you find something you need. Thanks for stopping by! --Josh


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Sandusky 5/8in Cove Molding Plane.
This is an especially clean and crisp example made by Sandusky. It has a perfectly clean, sharp blade with lots of life left. It cuts a cove profile 5/8in wide and tall. A fine working example with a useful profile.
$30
Item Number mp4622
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Stanley 1879 Catalog Reprint.
This is a 74 page catalog reprint by Ken Roberts. It has the full Stanley catalog as well as the L. Bailey catalog appended to the end of the catalog along with Roberts' commentary on Bailey's split from Stanley. A great early Stanley reference in excellent condition
$15
Item Number b1004
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Original Starrett 1953 Full Line Catalog.
This catalog was distributed by the New Haven, CT hardware dealer John Bassett. It's in excellent condition and includes 334 pages. An excellent reference.
$20
Item Number b1059
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1925 Sandusky Tool Co. Catalog Reprint..
72 pages, new condition. This is one of the last of the Sandusky catalogs. Sandusky was one of the largest plane and toolmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They made all sorts of tools including many of the planes sold by Sargent. An excellent reference.
$22
Item Number b1095
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H. Chapin 1890 Catalog Reprint.
82 pages, excellent condition. This is a valuable reference for anyone interested in molding plane. Chapin was one of the largest makers of wooden planes of all sorts in the late 19th century. This catalog shows their full line of molding planes along with the profiles they cut which is quite useful. It also contains bench planes, plow planes, rules, layout tools, and other woodworking tools. A valuable reference book.
$20
Item Number b1126
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Chapin-Stephens 1914 Catalog Reprint.
This is a the 86 page Ken Roberts publication of the Chapin Stephens catalog. C-S succeeded H. Chapin in 1901 and continued making a full line of wooden planes, rules, etc. This catalog contains Ken Roberts' full commentary on the company's history. Roberts literally wrote the book on Chapin, one of the most important 19th century tool makers in America. An excellent reference in very good condition
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Item Number b996
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PS&W 12in Ratchet Bit Brace.
This is a model no. 1001 made by Peck, Stowe, and Wilcox in Southington, CT. It's seen a lot of use and has some wear, but is still perfectly functional, if not the prettiest. A good usable brace for turning bit bits.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number d1933
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Stanley no. H432 Saw Set.
This sawset is in mint condition in its original box with the original instructions. It's a bare-bones sawset in perfect condition. It will work with saws from 5-11PPI according to the instructions.
$25
Item Number m3149
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Very Interesting Peugeot Saw Set.
This pliers-type sawset was made by Peugeot in France. It's in perfect working order. It has some light discoloration you can see in the photos but the original paint is all there. It has two adjustments to it that allows the user to regulate the amount of set and where the plunger hits the tooth to account for different tooth sizes. It's a really interesting design and looks quite useful
$30
Item Number m3217
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Lufkin 4in Round-Leg Divider.
This small divider is in excellent working order. It was made by Lufkin in Saginaw, MI. A top quality machinists tool ideal for layout or design work
$25
Item Number mml4383
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Lufkin no. 277B Radius Gauge.
This gauge was made in Saginaw, MI by Lufkin. It has eight leaves with radii from 9/32 to 1/2in. It's in new condition in its original box
$20
Item Number mml4473
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Early 3 1/2in Compass.
This is an early-looking, unmarked compass in perfect working condition. It has sharp points and a very tight hinge. A good user for small scale layout or design work, plus it has a nice look to it.
$25
Item Number mml4510
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Lufkin no. 1178 8ft Steel Zig-Zag Rule.
This is a top quality folding rule made by Lufkin in Saginaw, MI. It's a clean example in perfectly usable condition. It's a handy tool to have in the shop, capable of all sorts of neat tricks
$24
Item Number mml4613
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Millers Falls no. 590 Torpedo Level Mint IOB.
This level is made from Bakelite. It's in mint condition in its original box. This is a somewhat scarce level that would make a great addition to a collection.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $25
Item Number mml4633
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Blue Spruce Dovetail Marker.
This marker is made from nice curly maple and is in excellent condition. It marks out dovetails at a 8:1 angle. It's no longer made, which is a shame. It retailed for $40 new when purchased
Left-Over and Reduced to: $25
Item Number mml4634
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Large 7/8in British Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Charles & Co in London in the late 19th century. It has the firm's crossed arrow and divider logo stamped on the toe. The plane is exceptionally crisp and clean with no damage or wear. The blade and boxing are both perfect. It's an ideal example to use to cut large beads for house moldings and similar.
$24
Item Number mp4174
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Moseley & Son 1/2in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Moseley & Son in London in the mid-19th century. It's a high quality plane with a cabinet pitch blade for working hardwoods. The plane is in very good condition overall- it has some light wear and has seen some work. The blade is long and clean though it needs the usual grind and hone you'd expect in a plane of this age. The boxing is still straight and the body is quite clean. It's a fine worker in a very useful size for cabinet work
$28
Item Number mp4185
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3/4in German Side Bead Molding Plane.
This Columbia brand molding plane imported from Germany by the Union Hardware & Tool Co. It's a good quality plane that has seen little use. The blade is long and clean, the boxing dead straight. It's a perfectly usable plane in a medium/large size
$20
Item Number mp4235
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Outstanding British 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by D. Malloch in Perth. It was sold by Frederick Willey at the "Opposite Corner Exchange" in Leeds. It's a beautifully made plane in excellent condition. It will make a superb worker, cutting large beads for big house moldings and such.
$22
Item Number mp4254
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Superb Mathieson 3/4in Side Bead Molding Plane.
The plane was made in Glasgow by Mathieson & Son, It's in excellent condition with no flaws. A perfect example to cut big beads for house moldings and the like
$22
Item Number mp4262
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Top Quality American 1/2in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by A&E Baldwin in New York City between 1830-41. It's a top quality plane with a fully boxed sole. The blade is perfect. The plane has only light wear. It's a perfectly usable example in a useful medium size
$24
Item Number mp4323
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Speednut Adjustable Wrench.
This design was patented May 2, 1916 It was made and sold by the Speednut Wrench Co. of Chicago, IL. The design allows the wrench to automatically grip a bolt or nut 5/8in or larger without adjustment. It can be used one-handed if needed. It's an interesting design that works very well. Not rare, but fun and interesting.
$15
Item Number m3549
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Stanley Upholsters Hammer.
This is a model 601 in excellent condition. It looks like a newer model to me.
$10
Item Number m3550
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Rare 3/8in “Coming and Going” Tongue and Groove Molding Plane.
This plane cuts both halves of a T&G joint centered on 3/8in stock. I’ve seen very few examples in this size. It’s very well-made but has no maker’s mark I can discern. Both blades are long and clean. The plane has a nice honest patina and only the lightest wear. An ideal worker in a very hard to find size.
$45
Item Number mp4605
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Beautiful American 1in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by J&A Fish, planemakers and carpenters documented as working Chicago, IL between 1853-55. It has double boxing for wear resistance both on the quirk of the ogee and the fence. The plane is in excellent condition with no wear or damage. A perfectly usable plane in a large size.
$24
Item Number mp4614
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H. Chapin 1 1/4in Double-Iron Nosing Plane.
This plane was made by Chapin at the Union Factory outside of Hartford, CT. The plane cuts a complete 180 degree round-over on 1 1/4in stock. It can be used as a make-do forkstaff plane for working implement handles, in addition to working chest lids, stair treads, etc as it was intended for. It has two long, clean blades and is in excellent working order.
$30
Item Number mp4615
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Matched Pair of 1in L&IJ White Tongue and Groove Molding Planes.
These planes were made by L&IJ White in Buffalo, NY. They are both in very good working order. These are high quality planes with steel-clad fences for wear resistance. They are made to cut aT&G joint centered on 1in stock but will work for 7/8in as well. . The blades are both especially long and clean. They have some light wear from use but no damage.. A great working pair in a useful size.
$40
Item Number mml4648
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Original Disston 1945 Saw, File, and Tool Manual.
This manual was produced by Disston for decades. It contains descriptions of their products, their care, and use. This one has damage to the back cover, as well as the index page and inside back cover. All of the other pages are legible. It has some great period photographs in it.
$15
Item Number b1160
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Set of Nine Wood-Handled Screwdrivers.
These screwdrivers are all unmarked and all a similar design. There are various sizes and shapes included with some duplicates. These seemed to be standard shop equipment in many mid-century workshops including my grandfather's. I have his set of screwdrivers that are identical to these, up to and including the few splatters of that ubiquitous green paint.
$30
Item Number m3548
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J. Slocomb 1-2in Outside Micrometer.
Made in Providence, RI by J. Slocomb, this micrometer is in good working order.
$15
Item Number mml4639
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Johnson Level & Tool Protractor.
This is a 12in combination square blade with a protractor head. It's a quality tool made by Johnson Level & Tool. It's clean and works perfectly.
$20
Item Number mml4644
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Scarce Chaplin Patent Block Plane.
This is a Chaplin model no. 18 block plane. It was patented by O.R. Chaplin and sold by Tower & Lyon out of New York City. It's a somewhat scarce plane to find, especially intact and in working order. The cast iron cap has two small arms that can easily break. This one is in good condition, missing the nickel plating on the sides, and some of the japanning. The blade adjusting mechanism works. There is no damage. The blade is original to the plane.
$35
Item Number p1430
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Stanley no. 945 10in Ratchet Bit Brace.
This is a solid general-purpose size ratchet bit brace. It's a quality brace, somewhere in the middle of Stanley's lineup in terms of quality and features. It has a ball bearing head that spins easily. The ratchet works well in both directions and the chuck jaws have no wear. It's missing a lot of nickel plating, so it's not the prettiest.. just a solid worker in a very useful size. Possibly the only brace you need.
$20
Item Number d2114
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Small TrueTemper Ball Peen Hammer.
This is a good, usable hammer with an 8oz head. The faces are clean. The handle has a small chip at the bottom. A solid worker
$10
Item Number m3539
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Unmarked 12oz Ball Peen Hammer.
A nice smaller ball peen for blacksmithing or general work. It's completely unmarked and in good, usable condition
$10
Item Number m3540
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Stanley no. 36 18in Machinists Level.
This is a nice clean example with all three vials intact. It has two patent dates on it- 8/4 and 6/23 1896.
$28
Item Number mml4631
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Stanley no. 20 8in Rosewood Try Square.
this is a nice clean example with near-perfect original bluing on the handle. The only flaw is an owner's mark etched in the blade. It has a nice rosewood stock and is still straight and square. A solid worker
$26
Item Number mml4637
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Veritas 16in Rip Tenon Saw.
This saw is in new, unused condition. It retails for $139 new from Lee Valley, though it's currently back-ordered until September. A rare chance to get a top quality Veritas saw at a discount.
$120
Item Number s1379
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Lufkin no. 7 Catalog.
This is an original 128 page catalog of Lufkin machinist tools. It's not dates but probably dates to the 1930-40s. An excellent reference guide to Lufkin's top quality tool.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $15
Item Number b1061
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1904 Cheney Catalog Reprint.
34 pages, mint condition. This contains Cheney's full line of hammers and tools made in Little Falls, NY.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1077
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Original 1930 Atkins Saw Book for Home Crafsmen.
This is a fun little book with 32 pages. It's fully illustrated and describes Atkins' line of handsaws and other tools, offers suggestions on their care and use, and details several home workshop projects. The cover has split at the spine but remains in good condition. A scarce and fun Atkins reference
Left-Over and Reduced to: $22
Item Number b1096
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1887 Joshua Oldham Saw Catalog Reprint.
Oldham was a major New York sawmaker who seemed to specialize mostly in band, circular, and mill saws, but who also made a full line of handsaws. This catalog also features Oldham's 32 page History of Saw Manufacture and Use. This is a 1976 EAIA reprint, not a common book to find at all.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number b1109
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1897 Buff & Berger Scientific Instruments Catalog Reprint.
This is a 150 page paperback catalog reprint. It contains scientific, engineer's, and surveyor's tools of all types along with numerous illustrations and detailed descriptions. It also contains about 100 pages of instruction on the aforementioned trades, some of which requires a higher level of knowledge of trigonometry than I have.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $2
Item Number b1111
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Original Stanley 1941 Catalog no. 34.
This is one of the first catalogs published during the WWII era which mentions the potential for shortages due to the war effort. It still contains Stanley's full line of hand tools of all sorts. It's 232 pages and in excellent condition. A valuable reference book.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $30
Item Number b1119
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1939 Disston Saw, File, and tool Manual.
This 48 page booklet contains many photographs and descriptions of Disston's line of handsaws, other saws, layout tools, files, and lots of other tools. It has a nice cover that's slightly loose. All of the pages are in good shape. A fun, interesting read.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $24
Item Number b1120
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Jackson & Tyler 1880 Catalog Reprint.
112 pages, excellent condition. This catalog contains this Baltimore, MD hardware company's lineup of woodworking, blacksmiths, and machinist tools. Lots of good stuff in here, not just pricing but many illustrations and descriptions of the tools they sold.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1121
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Early 1860 Belcher Brothers & Co Catalog Reprint.
This is a Ken Roberts reprint of the 44 page original catalog of rules and other tools sold by this New York manufacturer. It also contains Roberts' commentary on the company and its history. An interesting, early reference book for American tools in the pre-Civil War era.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1123
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Winnie Machine Works Catalog Reprint.
42 pages, excellent condition. This catalog is undated but likely dates to the mid-late 19th century. Much of the focus is on hoop machinery but it also contains a lot of early woodworking machinery. It's profusely illustrated and offers vivid descriptions of the benefits of each tool. There is some fascinating, big, early iron in here. It's a fun read.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1127
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Owatonna Tool Company 1925 Catalog Reprint.
This 24 page booklet was originally published in 1925 and reprinted in 1975. It contains the Owatonna, MN based company's line of mechanics tools.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1135
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Stanley 1892 Catalog Reprint.
This 62 page catalog is in excellent condition. It contains Stanley's line of planes, layout tools, rules, levels, and other hand tools. It also includes an insert containing Stanley's Everlasting Chisels. A valuable reference.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $18
Item Number b1138
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Scarce E.M. Boynton 1876 Catalog Reprint.
Boynton was a large sawmaker based in Brooklyn, NY. They offered a full line of hand, circular, and logging saws as well as related tools. It's the only Boynton reference I'm aware of. It was printed in small numbers and quite hard to come across.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number b1144
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1877 Sandusky Tool Co. Catalog Reprint..
68 pages, new condition. This is one of the earlier and harder to find Sandusky catalogs. Sandusky was one of the largest plane and toolmakers of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. They made all sorts of tools including many of the planes sold by Sargent. An excellent reference.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $16
Item Number b1145
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Jackson & Tyler 1880 Catalog Reprint.
This firm was a hardware retailer in Baltimore specializing in woodworking, machinist, and blacksmith tools. this 112 page catalog reprint is in new condition.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1149
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Original Anchor Brand Hardware Catalog.
370, fair condition. Based in New Britain, CT, this company made hardware and accessories for farmers and ranchers apparently specializing in horse tack and related hardware. It has some wear and light doodling in some of the pages.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $5
Item Number b1151
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Original Stanley no. 34 1938 Catalog.
This is a beautiful example in exceptional condition. It contains Stanley's full line of pre-war tools of all kinds including planes, mitre boxes, braces, rules, etc. Everything Stanley made during its heyday. A valuable reference guide.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $28
Item Number b1155
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W. & C. Wynn 1810 List of Prices Reprint.
36 pages, excellent condition. Not illustrated, but contains a complete and early price list from this Birmingham, England maker. A scarce reprint.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $2
Item Number b933
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Irwin Micro-Dial Expansive Bit no. 21.
This expansive bit is in excellent condition in its original plastic sleeve. It can bore holes from 5/8inin to 1 3/4in wide. It's a handy, effective tools for when you need to bore an odd-sized hole you don't have an auger bit to match.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number d2091
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Early Machinists Trammel Set.
These trammel points are equipped with 10in long caliper legs. They are unmarked but look like early Starrett to me. The heads are made of brass with nickel plating. They have some patina and light nickel loss but they work well.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $20
Item Number mml4407
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1-2in Outside Micrometer.
This mic was made by the Majestic Tool and Hardware Co. of Chicago, IL. It's in excellent condition in its original box
Left-Over and Reduced to: $10
Item Number mml4444
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Mathieson 1in Torus Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by Mathieson in Glasgow. It cuts a large Torus bead, essentially a slanted side bead, 1in wide. It's suitable for larger house moldings. It's in excellent condition and perfectly usable
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Item Number mp4123
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7/8in American Side Bead Molding Plane.
This big bead plane was made by Samuel Randall in Albany between 1833-34. It's in excellent condition save for a chip in the very rear of the boxing. It's clean and crisp with a near-perfect blade. It's a good usable example to put to work cutting house moldings and the like.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $15
Item Number mp4338
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5/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This plane was made by (or for) J. Buck, the London hardware dealer. The plane cuts 5/8in bead, a good medium size for larger case and cabinet moldings. The blade is in excellent condition. The plane has light wear but no damage. It's a top quality plane in very good working order.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $16
Item Number mp4377
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Auburn Tool Co. 7/8in Side Bead Molding Plane.
This is an exceptional example in perfect working order. The blade is long and clean, completely free of pitting. The boxing is dead straight. It's a fantastic example to put to work if you need to cut big beads for house molding and such.
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Item Number mp4469
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Large D. Shiverick 1in Side Bead molding Plane.
This plane was made by David Shiverick in Brooklyn, NY in the 1860s. It's in superb condition and could be put to use with only some light honing. The 1in size is good for house moldings and larger work. It's a common size and there isn't much demand for it, thus the low price.
Left-Over and Reduced to: $15
Item Number mp4474
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H. Chapin 7/8in Coming-and-Going Tongue and Groove Molding Plane.
This plane cuts both halves of a tongue and groove joint- the tongue going one way, the groove the other. It was made by Chapin at the Union Factory outside of Hartford, CT. This example is in excellent condition with only light wear. The blades are perfect. It cuts a T&G joint centered on 7/8in stock. This particular plane will not work for 3/4in stock, but would do well on 1in. A fine working example of this very useful design.
$35
Item Number mp4583
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British Quirk Ogee and Bevel Molding Plane.
This is a curvy example of this ubiquitous and versatile profile made by Stainforth & Food in Birmingham, England between 1843-54. The profile measures 1 1/2in wide by 7/8in deep. The blade is perfectly clean and has plenty of life left. The boxed quirk is still straight. The plane has seen a good amount of work but has plenty of useful life ahead of it
$40
Item Number mp4586
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5/8in Square Ovolo Molding Plane.
This plane cuts a 5/8in wide by 5/8in tall ovolo. It's a well-made plane that has an extension added to the fence to make it easier to register along an edge in use. The blade is long and clean. The plane has only light wear. The maker's mark has been over-stamped by an owner so I can't make it out. It's a perfectly usable plane and a desirable size.
$35
Item Number mp4576
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Three Atkins Sawmakers Radius Gauges.
Made by Atkins in Indianapolis, IN, these gauges are clean and clearly marked with both the makers name and the radius of the curve. This collection includes 28, 40, and 45 foot radii. The 45 has a crack in one side, otherwise they are in excellent condition. It's a rare tool that would make a nice addition to an Atkins collection.
$30
Item Number m3523
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Two Simonds Sawmakers Radius Gauges.
Made by Simonds in Fitchburg, MA or Chicago, IL these gauges are clean and clearly marked with both the makers name and the radius of the curve. This pair is a 10ft radius and 40 foot radius. These are scarce tools that would make a nice addition to a Simonds collection.
$30
Item Number m3524
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Buck Brothers 1 3/8in Plane Blade Mint IOB.
This is a really cool early Buck Brothers box complete with all of the graphic labels and one original blade. The box is super cool.. the blade is in new-old-stock condition
$25
Item Number m3528
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3lb Cross-Peen Hammer.
This is a vintage Ludell cross-peen hammer made in Italy. It has clean faces and would work well for smithing or in any job where you need something big and heavy to whomp something with.
$24
Item Number m3529
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Veritas Beading Tool.
This example is in new condition, never removed from its original packaging. It retails for $65 new
$55
Item Number m3508
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New, Unused GYOKUCHO - Dovetail Saw 240mm.
This saw was purchased from Woodcraft. Item no. 155605. It retails for $54 new. It is in new, unused condition.
$45
Item Number s1370
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