Guide to Collecting Antique Hand Tools


British Broadcasting Corporation Home. Romano-British woodworking plane, found in excavations at Goodmanham, East Yorkshire in The object is unique in that the body of the plane is made of elephant ivory the rest is of iron. The plane was found in an enclosure ditch, part of a Romano-British village and although found in a 4th century context, may date to the earlier Roman period. It appears to have been collected perhaps from a wealthier site as scrap material, for later re-use. The use of ivory for such an item is unique and this may represent a “demonstration piece” produced to show off the craftsman’s abilities to a wealthy client. The plane may have been imported from the Mediteranean area as a completed object or the ivory brought in separately. Comments are closed for this object. Most of the content on A History of the World is created by the contributors, who are the museums and members of the public.

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houses in Glendale date from the s to the mids. Craftsman, Ladies Home Journal, Bungalow Magazine, and House Beautiful, distributed the movement’s ideals to the Horizontal massing emphasized by broad, low roof plane.

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Your question may be answered by sellers, manufacturers, or customers who purchased this item, who are all part of the Amazon community. Please make sure that you’ve entered a valid question. You can edit your question or post anyway. Please enter a question. Product Description Will the fragments at the corner hurt your hand? Are you still chamfering the wood edge with bare hands? Try our wood planer chamfer! The smooth cutting of woodworking plane tools will bring you an excellent experience.

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A hand plane is a tool for shaping wood using muscle power to force the cutting blade over the wood surface. Some rotary power planers are motorized power tools used for the same types of larger tasks, but are unsuitable for fine scale planing where a miniature hand plane is used. Generally all planes are used to flatten, reduce the thickness of, and impart a smooth surface to a rough piece of lumber or timber. Planing is also used to produce horizontal, vertical, or inclined flat surfaces on workpieces usually too large for shaping, where the integrity of the whole requires the same smooth surface.

Special types of planes are designed to cut joints or decorative mouldings. Hand planes are generally the combination of a cutting edge, such as a sharpened metal plate, attached to a firm body, that when moved over a wood surface, take up relatively uniform shavings, by nature of the body riding on the ‘high spots’ in the wood, and also by providing a relatively constant angle to the cutting edge, render the planed surface very smooth.

Bedrock planes were for the “discerning” craftsman who wanted the best and consequently would pay the extra 2 bucks for the privilege.

Let the games begin, starting with the bread and butter of Stanley, upon which they built an empire, the Bailey patent bench plane in its various configurations. Leonard Bailey designed what has become the standard plane configuration that’s still in use to this day. He was the undisputed champion of the plane slugfest that errupted in the decades after the Civil War.

If you’re at all fascinated with handplane design, follow this link to read all about the Better Moustraps. A general description of stuff to look for when examining a bench plane is listed under the 3 smoother. This stuff is applicable to all Stanley bench planes of the basic Bailey design as well as those that incorporate the Bailey patents such as the Bed Rocks , and comes from my observances of thousands of these planes. All dimensions that follow each number indicate the length of the sole, the width of the cutter, and the weight of the tool.

Sargent Hand Planes by the number–with pictures.

This review is about a combination plane I bought on Etsy — and marked as a Stanley in the ad. A quick comparison of the features in the online pictures made me believe it was more likely a Sargent. The plane is in excellent condition, and likely only used once or twice. Different views of the plane are shown in Fig.

First look for identifying markers, patent number and dates, etc.

A great deal of research has been dedicated to dating Stanley’s bench planes over the years, with type Rev-O-Noc was to HSB what Craftsman is to Sears.

For over years Stanley made some of the best and as a result, most popular tools in the US. The Bailey design, still used by manufacturers today, started simple and over the years developed into a veritable masterpiece of “plane design” becoming Stanley’s bread and butter during good times and bad. The Bedrock, claimed by some to be the best design ever for a bench plane, was never quite as financially successful for Stanley as the Bailey line with less than robust sales.

But it was created at a time when craftsmen made a living with their hands and many wanted a step up in innovation and usability. Then there was always that status thing. Bedrock planes were for the “discerning” craftsman who wanted the best and consequently would pay the extra 2 bucks for the privilege. Early on Stanley recognized that they were not covering the spectrum of their potential customer base.

Though there were many who did make their livelihood in the crafts, not all did and there was a large segment of the population that didn’t need that degree of quality nor wished to pay a premium for a tool that they would use only occasionally. The early brands, Liberty Bell and Four Square had a practical reasoning and were in fact an option to the general homeowner. The later model lines became somewhat of a shell game of changing style, colors and quality, none living up to the Stanley standard of earlier years.

And so it begins The Liberty Bell. Stanley made the Liberty Bell plane in five wood bottom with metal frame models, numbers , , , and and two metallic models, numbers and The production of these planes was deeply resented by Leonard Bailey who sued Stanley, claiming the lower priced Liberty Bells were competing against the Bailey line licensed to Stanley.

Stanley Model Shop Beech and Rosewood Wood Bottom Planes

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I’ve never had a plane before so I have a couple questions regarding Ebay planes. 1. Is there a difference between Stanley Craftsman & just plain.

It has helped to shape history, but its origins are unknown. In the earliest times wood was probably roughly trimmed with an adze and then smoothed with a stone, using sand as an abrasive. This method was the one most probably used by the Ancient Egyptians, skilled woodworkers who were familiar with the mortice and tenon joint. The first plane was probably a chisel-like tool inserted in a block of wood, but none of these rudimentary tools has come to light.

By Roman times, however, great developments had taken place. The earliest known planes date from 79 A. Any schoolboy would recognise them as planes. Except for the rather narrow iron, the dimensions agree very closely with those of the present No. The mouth was cut about a third of the way back from the front, and the iron, set at an angle of about 50 degrees, was held with a wedge against a round iron bar across the opening.

A grip for the right hand was effected by cutting a slot through the wooden core. The earliest plane found in Britain was excavated at Silchester. This was a Roman iron plane of much sturdier construction than the Pompeii models. Roman planes of Bronze without the use of wood have also been found on the Continent. The Silchester plane bears a remarkable resemblance to a modern Jack Plane in its main lines of design.

Early Craftsman Tools and Their Makers

This is the first of several articles covering Craftsman brand tools. This installment will focus on the development of the Craftsman brand during the s and s, as well as covering some of the tools sold by Sears in the pre-Craftsman era, in order to provide background context. Sears Roebuck was founded in by Richard W.

Sears and initially operated as the R. Sears Watch Company in Minneapolis. From its modest beginning as a merchandiser of watches, the company grew to become the largest mail-order company in the United States, and eventually became the largest retail company.

A couple of them are US made and there’s a lot of information about dating those, but I can’t find anything about the English ones. Are there any.

Antique, vintage and newer tools for all trades and collectors. Germany, Tum, smooth plane, Sold 4. Sold W Woden block plane, Sold. Starrett Co. Antique Buck Brothers cast iron 16″ shooting plane Sold Record Shoulder Plane, Sold. Over year old antique wood moulding planes with different moulding profiles. Willard Roxton Pond Quebec, 10, Sold. Ohio Tool Co. Antique 24″ jointer block plane, Sold.

Fulton Compass Plane – Mysteries of the Tool Box

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