I popped into the viewing for an auction of assorted paraphernalia last week and left a bid on a box of tools, as I couldn’t get back for the auction itself. A cast iron shooting plane had caught my eye in this mixed box. It’s a long way from being a Lie Nielsen or a Stanley, but it looked like one I could clean up and use. I ‘won’ the lot for GBP40 / $63 (surprise surprise, it went for my maximum bid!). However I’m happy with that even though there was a hefty percentage on top for buyers’ premium. (Plus a lunch for me and Mrs. YS on this return trip to the local market town)
I hadn’t taken too much notice of what else was included in the lot, but was quite happy to find quite a nice Henry Disston backed saw at the bottom of the box.
A ‘round’ moulding plane with a lovely catalogue of previous owners..
The strangest piece is this one.. A quick ‘Google’ suggests it’s a cooper’s chive or chive plane. Mmmm might come in if I ever need to make a barrel I suppose. After cleaning and oiling it’s more likely to end up in the museum where I’m honorary curator.
Then there’s the angry ‘shut the gate’ sign in cast iron; probably ex- railway. Also in this shot a rather fine set of brass castors.
I have never seen a glue pot as small as this little beauty. Body is about 3” tall.
Some other bits and bobs include a sharpening stone in its box..
And here’s the tool I actually bid for..
Was I robbed?
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