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369 days ago

I’ve decided to consolidate a few of my recent purchases in this thread…

Most of the auger bits and three of the braces (the dirty ones) I bought from Mark E on this site, it went smoothly…

The other brace I bought a few weeks ago and cleaned it a bit 2 days ago and works fine, it has a marking of Shelton No. 1110…

The levels I got at my first estate sale last month, the two larger ones are marked Union Hardware Co., the small one don’t know…

The final pic I got everything today, All the smaller files look like they haven’t been used much if at all. All USA Nickleson, Black Diamond and a couple marked Arcade.

What is left of the chisel has no mark, but the draw knife has in a double circle looks like FS & W Warrented with a hand in the center grasping a bar and the word Tool. It was actually my Grandfathers but I remember I took off the handles decades ago unfortunately.

I’m actually more interested in the Shelton brace, I really haven’t found out anything at all.

Just added the combination square, first estate sale also, unmarked.

Just remembered the threading box I bought not long ago, it has no markings at all but I just had to have it, I’m considering making some based on its design.


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#1 posted 368 days ago

The FS&W would be PS&W. Their history is readily available via google.
Since you already feel bad about it, I won’t tell you what a bone-headed move it was to lose the handles to a folding drawknife.

Shelton made tools in CT from 1932 to 1954 as the Shelton Plane & Tool MFG CO. They grew out of a company that made wicker baskets. The 1110 was advertised in 1951 as “a ratchet brace with closed housing, completely nickel plated, featuring our new plastic impregnated wood parts that are harder and tougher than tropical woods. Heat-treated ratchet mechanism. The finest brace not only in sparkling appearance but in performance as well.” (PTAMPIA-II)

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#2 posted 368 days ago

Thanks for the info JustJoe…

I started laughing at the bonehead remark, I wish I knew what I was thinking back then…

I have to ask, I have no idea what so ever what this “(PTAMPIA-II)” means.—-HELP…lol

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#3 posted 368 days ago

Patented Transitional and Metallic Planes in America Vol. 2 by Roger Smith. A good book with info on metal planemakers in the US.

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#4 posted 368 days ago

Thanks again Joe.

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#5 posted 359 days ago

I bought these today from someone I never met…

We worked at opposite ends of the same small town in R.I. at the same time for almost 20 years…

I was at the north end overhauling automotive transmissions, and he was doing general repair at a three bay auto shop/gas station…

Anyhow the augers look like they have never been cleaned or sharpened but they are perfect, within 5 mins I almost drew blood 3 times…

The cabinet brace is a Millers Fall No. 502A, and all that needs is a few drops of oil…

I’m hoping someone could educate me about the brace (Thanks in advance)

The best part is and we both new he was selling them both for much less than the augers are worth alone.

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#6 posted 359 days ago

If you check out Randy’s MF Pages (oldtoolheaven) he’s probably got the specs on your corner brace.

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#7 posted 359 days ago

Thanks Joe

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#8 posted 359 days ago

I love the threading box. Nice finds.

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#9 posted 358 days ago

I took possession of my final D-8 today…

Their all 26in blades, an 11ppi xcut, an 8ppi xcut, and todays 5,5ppi rip thumbhole…

The rip was made in Canada but I’m still happy…

Their all sharp and almost all dead straight, but the 5.5ppi rip looks like a few teeth near each other had the set knocked out some, but it did take a while to get the right lighting. I always wait a few hours after sunrise to check…

These are all in as received condition.

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#10 posted 344 days ago

I recently bought these planes.

The no.6 I picked up from Don W and the No.3 I bought from Mark E…

The six is for myself which I have a habit of always buying needing work…

The number three is for my niece and her boyfriend which I usually buy needing very little work…

At some point I’ll get a 4 and 5 for them, the three is mainly for her, I figure it may be easier because she’s smaller.

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#11 posted 343 days ago

I picked these up earlier today, three of the nippers (not in picture) are unusable, but I might be able to repair…

The hammer is an old Plumb and another old USA Nickleson…

One pair of pliers looks like its for bending a 90 deg in wire or small nails for clenching (just guessing about the latter) and another pair of nippers the face is at a 45 deg…

Other than that I don’t know any more…

But the hammer and pliers will make me happy until tomorrow…lol.

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#12 posted 343 days ago

Nice little haul.

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#13 posted 325 days ago

These arrived today early D-8, 8 inside D, from what I can remember the medallion is around turn of the century. I did a little bit of cleaning (touch of 500 W/D paper a bit of wax)...

What I wasn’t ready for is how much of a Godzilla the older ones are in comparison (much bigger at toe). It appears I have a new favorite…

The saw set is a 42x with no missing paint,(suddenly forget what its called) and now I can set my saws finally…

Thanks for the replies WayneC, I have noticed them.

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#14 posted 325 days ago

Whoa that D8 is a gem! I also fancy that saw set too. Keep em comin Nova.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#15 posted 324 days ago

Here are a few of my most recent rust-hunting finds.


Disston-D-8, 22” long, 11 ppi, USA medallion dates it to 1940-1947, estate sale, $5.00.


PS&W compass dividers, estate sale, $1.00

-- "People's lives are their own rewards or punishments."

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