The first installment of my favorite tools includes;
a 36” Stratton Brothers Rosewood & Brass Bound Level
a 12” Stanley Rosewood & Brass Bound Level
a couple of Rosewood and Brass Mortise Gauges
two different Stanley marking gaugues
and a unique Dunlop marking gauge
I picked up all the gauges off e-bay and flea market tables. I use them all regularly.
I just love the quality, beauty and heft of the two levels. I bought the 36” level over twenty-five years ago while I was in high school at a farm auction. The 12” Stanley at an auction as well a number of years ago.
These were some of the easiest to get to. The tools with a story and legacy are stored away a little more “out-of-the-way” in my shop.
-- Paul, Texas