|Forum topic by JawShoeAh||posted 08-14-2014 02:54 PM||1598 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
08-14-2014 02:54 PM
I had a really neat opportunity this past weekend to buy some tools. I recently decided to start going backwards (forward?) a bit and start introducing hand tools into my projects. I love to buy and restore antiques, and search Craigslist a lot. I called a guy up about a Stanley 45, but it was gone. He says though, “Well, I have this tool chest full of other planes and stuff if you want to buy that.”
With a bit of chatting, he made it sound like some guy just closed up his chest after a day of work and never touched it again. I was really interested.
So I make the drive, check it out, and decide to buy. I left the chest itself because it was in really terrible shape and beyond any useable form anymore. But I did buy all the planes, squares, levels, and and a few extra’s. I really love it because all the tools are stamped by the same person (and a few are stamped with another guy as well). The only tools I left behind were 3 panel saws, some auger bits, and the entire top drawer was all files—and just some random bits and pieces that didn’t catch my eye.
Kind of tells a story if you use your imagination. Maybe he was working for a guy who was teaching him the trade and when he retired sold him some of his tools. Who knows, just fun to think about.
So what I was trying to figure out… I’ve never seen some of these types of planes, what are they? And what kind of woodwork did this guy likely do? Most of the planes are just different beading planes. The other ones below are just puzzling me.
This is the whole lot I picked up.
This is the first plane that puzzles me. I think it’s a moving fillister plane? I think if it is, it’s missing parts… shouldn’t there be a fence on the bottom?
Is this a rabbet plane? It seems kinda huge, no?
This one is beyond me. I have no idea what it is called, why the bottom curved, what it does, how to use it, why there are two screwed together… uhh?
And this is the type of iron in all the bench planes. Seems like this style of mark was from the late 1800’s? Anyone want to weight in and possibly help give a ballpark age on all these tools?
I also snagged this little block plane on the way out the door. The guy said to just take it because he was never going to use it. There are no marks, which makes me think it’s just a random 60’s or 70’s handyman special whatever.
Just a random shot of the bench planes. I love the side profile, looks like a race car.
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