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Blog entry by Dave posted 1280 days ago 799 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My wife And I spent the day going to county square’s and browsing antique shops. Of course I found a whole lot of old tools that were to far gone. I did come across a boxwood four-fold rule for eight dollars, but one of the hinges was busted. I saw a marking device I had never seen before. It was pistol gripped with a rose wood handle. The slide was embossed with ruler like measurements. The blade looked like an old style straight razor with the handle missing. I dont know if it was for marking or trimming something. The best part of the day was when I found my try plane.

It is 26” long and has Dwights and French & co. stamped on the blade. It is missing a piece in front of the mouth. But it is an old repair that was done with hide glue. It should be an easy fix. The plane is flat and true. I paid $27.00 for it and think I have done fairly well.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com



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Rustic

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#1 posted 1280 days ago

cool

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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ksSlim

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#2 posted 1280 days ago

Your marking gauge sounds like a leather strap/strip cutter refered to in the leather trade as a draw knife.
C.S. Osborne tools still makes a less attractive version. Saddle makers/leather workers are “old tool” collecters like woodworkers.

You came home with “Brownie points” and a plane to restore. A great day IMHO.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Dave

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#3 posted 1280 days ago

Thanks guys, ksslim that would fit because there were 2 leather knives next to it

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#4 posted 1280 days ago

Well we have no antique sales in around here, but when are you going to get to Vicksburg? I’m going to send you a PM with my phone number just in case you get this one way one day.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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ksSlim

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#5 posted 1280 days ago

info if you’re curious.
http://www.csosborne.com/no51.5.htm

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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Dave

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#6 posted 1280 days ago

ksslim you nailed it. The one I was looking at was brass and rosewood. But was sure the same device.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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Dave

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#7 posted 1280 days ago

William, Vicksburg has got to halve some shops and if I come that far I have to turn left and hit Port Gipson, Natchez and all points in between. People have to get off the main highways and take the county routes. See the sites and do business with the locals. Don’t give your money to walmart.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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William

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#8 posted 1279 days ago

Sadly I we have lost most of our local flair here. It seems all our local government cares about are the casinos. Around here, when we want to do any kind of shopping that can’t be bought at your typical grocery stores and such, we head to Jackson (your direction). Unfortunately, health and money has kept me local these days. I order a lot of my supplies online though.

-- http://wddsrfinewoodworks.blogspot.com/

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