I enjoy buying, researching and using old tools. This page is kind of a living journal of some tools that I am researching. I am going to put all the machinery on the "Shop Tour" page. This page is primarily reserved for hand tools.
D.E. MacEwen's Tool Chest. I spent a lot of time cleaning and restoring. It has three removable tool trays and a really cool 16 chisel holder in the front compartment. The brass tag on top has D.E.'s name on it. I am researching more to see if I can find out about him. I love looking at this chest. It is one of two that house the Mamacoke vintage tool collection.
The other chest is the Hand cut dovetail toolchest. It is the home to my hand planes and saws.
This combination square is a joy to use. Made by Orange Tool Co. in Orange Mass. The quality is incredible. This has become my combination square of choice. It is more square than some of my fancy fixed squares. Incredible piece!
My Stanley #4 and #5 planes. The #4 is a smooting plane (see the black walnut shavings). Both planes are patented in 1910. both retain most of their Japaning and both are perfectly square and true unlike the new plane in the background. If you are buying a plane, head to Ebay, look for anything made prior to WWII. After WWII plane quality took a big nose dive.
Stanley Bedrock 607. I spent a year looking for this plane. I wanted a 607 in good condition with a non-currogated bottom. On Ebay it seems the prices of planes in the Bedrock line have become unreasonable. This baby was found in the Tool Barn in Bar Harbor. Check out those shavings!!!
Router Plane and Stanley 35
BRACES AND BITS:
Emmerts Patternmakers Vise (left) and my 1898 vise which came from a museum(right).
VINTAGE WORKBENCHES: WANTED!!!
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