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Woodworking Planes & Tools

Phillips Patent Plow PlaneOn this page you will find a varied selection of antique woodworking planes & tools I am selling. You will find early patented woodworking planes by makers such as Sargent, Millers Falls Tool Co, Winchester, Keen Kutter, Ohio Tool, Union Tool, as well as examples by other more obscure makers.  Stanley Planes will be found on the Stanley Plane & Tool Page.

Some of these companies produced quality lines of woodworking planes and tools competing with Stanley in the marketplace.  Famous names such as the Simmons Hardware Co. of Saint Louis MO, whose tools were known as Keen Kutter Brand, or Winchester of Gun making fame, were for the most Patented Leonard Bailey Split Frame Plane part merely distributors, rarely than actually producing their own lines of tools. Simmons Hdwe. Co. AKA Keen Kutter did it well, while the Winchester antique tool story was not as pretty.

There will be rare and desirable patented woodworking planes from known and recognized makers including Leonard Bailey as well as a good sampling of quality metal woodworking planes created by various lesser known makers like Steers, Morris, Davis Level & Tool Co. Worrall, Phillips, Standard Rule, and others. These patented planes are from the era when people like Leonard Bailey and other entrepreneurs and inventors with the spirit of Yankee ingenuity were producing woodworking tools and patented planes for the American consumer, and created some wonderful collectible planes for today's collectors.

Patented & Unusual Metallic & Wood
Woodworking Planes

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  • Knowles Type Patented Plane w/ Cut Out Sides M.B. Tidey Patented July 4th 1854 Double Beveling Plane
  • c. 1860 - 1870 Mystery Jack Plane
  • Mayo Patent Plow Plane w/ Cutters
  • Metallic Plane Co of Auburn NY Fillister Plane
  • Holly Patent Jointer Plane
  • Worrall Patent Transitional Plane
  • Patented 1904 Buckeye Smooth Plane

  • # 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.
  • Bailey Tool Co. Battleaxe Logo Block Plane
  • Leonard Bailey "Little Victor" # 50 & 51 Block Planes
  • Leonard Bailey Victor # 3 Smooth Plane 
  • C. E. Chelor Living in Wrentham Molding Plane - 1st Documented Black / African American - Freed Slave Plane Maker

Woodworking Planes by
Sargent / Winchester / Millers Falls / Union Tool Co.
Simmons / Keen Kutter etc.

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Sargent began producing and marketing woodworking planes in 1884 even though they had been in business for many years prior to that Sargent #29 Rabbit Plane producing hardware, locks and other metal products. During their early years they produced a line of planes that rivaled Stanley in design, quality, and popularity.

Millers falls came into the woodworking plane marketplace late in the game, but due to their reputation KK / Keen Kutter #71 Router Plane and experience producing other quality tools they had a loyal following. Many of their planes are hard to differentiate from their Stanley counterparts in look or quality.

Ohio Tool Co. was a major competitor of Stanley and produced a line of metal planes similar to Stanleys'. They also produced wooden planes as well as a few unique and rare design planes.

Union Tool co. also produced a line of planes similar to Stanley's line before being gobbled up by them. Stanley continued to sell this line of planes and tools as a second line for a number of years before dropping the name and line altogether.

  • Sargent # 73 Router Plane

Antique / Vintage
Squares / Bevels / Gauges
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. / St. Johnsbury Tool Co. & Others

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Stanley Rule and Level Co. was formed in the late 1850's and began their business producing a line of folding rules and Antique Carpenter & Machinist levels / Inclinometers general hardware in New Britain Conn. Levels came next, and a few years later Stanley got into the woodworking plane business utilizing Leonard Baileys Patents and designs for metal bodied bench planes and scrapers.

The Stanley Rule and Level Company spared no expense developing a market and filling the need of early Bridge City Toolcraftspeople wanting top quality tools. Stanley Rule & Level Co. and the tools they made had a great reputation back when. The Stanley name imprinted on a tool was synonymous with quality and high standards for close to 100 years and they dominated the market with their line of fine woodworking planes and other carpentry related tools.

A. Stanley & Co. 2' 4 Fold Brass Bound Arch Joint RuleThere is an incredible array of vintage and antique squares and bevels and different forms of marking gauges that have been patented and produced over the years. They were designed for use by many different tradesmen including woodworkers carpenters machinists and more.  Many of them have now become highly collectible while others are in demand by users and trades people of today because of the high quality, degree of usability and functionality they provide, and the beauty these fine old collectible tools exhibit.

Some of the antique tools listed below are quite unusual and hard to find. Suitable for use or inclusion in the vintage tool collection. Others will be a welcome addition to the workbench for the user / woodworker who appreciates the quality in a fine vintage old tool made in the USA. From a time when the USA use to actually produce things.
  • Antique Carpenters Try & Miter Squares
  • Disston # 9 Square w/ Bevel  1867 Howard Patent Brass Handle Bevel w/ Level 
  • 12" Rosewood Handle Carpenter Square
  • 6" Rosewood Handle Try & Mitre Square
  • Selection of Rosewood Handle Bevels

  • E. W. Moore Patent Pending Roof Framing Bevel / Tool
  • Howard Patent 8" Rosewood Handle Bevel w/ Level 
  • Howard 1867 Patent Brass Handle Bevel w/ Level
  • Fisher Patent Bevel

    Antique / Vintage Rules

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  • Stanley # 68 2' 4 Fold Carpenters Rule Lufkin No. 863L  2' 4 Fold Boxwood Rule w/ Level & Inclinometer
  • Stanley # 136 Caliper Rule
  • Stanley # 68 Rule 
  • "Sub Grade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.
  • Holtzapffel & Co. 64 Charing Cross London 6" Ivory Rule / Sector / Protractor for Architects / Navigation
  • C. S. Co. 43 Ship Builders  Rule & Bevel MINTY Nice
  • Lufkin No 42 Ship Builders Rule w/ Bevels
  • E. P. Johnsons No. 45 German Silver 1' Caliper Rule w/ Protractor / Bevel
  • AND More

    Antique / Vintage
    Levels & Inclinometers

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    Starrett Cast Iron Level
  • Stanley # 39 1/2 Cast Iron 6" Machinist Levels
  • Stanley 24 Inch #15 Nicholson's Patent Level
  •  Stanley 14 Inch #13 Nicholson's Patent Level

  • W.S. Batchelder Level - Inclinometer - Square  Patented 1867 by G.L. Chamberlin
  • Davis & Cook 24 Inch Cast Iron Level antique inclinometers
  • Fitchburg - Webb Patent 9" Cast Iron Level
  • Standard Tool Co. 12" Cast Iron Machinist Bench Level
  • Williamsburg Mfg. Co. 18 Inch Cast Iron Machinist Level
  • Millers Falls 6" Cast Iron Machinist Level
  • Goodell - Pratt 6" Cast Iron Level
  • Goodell - Pratt 12" Cast Iron Level 
  • Starrett 98 18" Precision Machinists Cast Iron Level

  • Helb Patent American Combined Level & Grade Finder / Inclinometer

    Antique & Vintage
    Davis Level & Tool Levels & Inclinometers

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  • L. L. Davis Salesman Sample / Display Model 15" #6 Mahogany Level w/ Cutaway L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer
  • L. L. Davis Mantle Clock Level Inclinometer 
  • Davis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Inclinometer Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co. 12 Inch Machinist Level
  • M. W. Robinson Co. Davis Patent 24 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co, 24 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • Davis Level & Tool Co, 18 Inch Cast Iron Level

Edge Tools / Slicks / Shaves / Chisels / Gouges
Hammers / Mallets / Misc. Tools / & More
by Stanley Rule & Level Co. & Others

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Antique & Vintage edge tools, including carving tools, chisels, gouges, carpenters slicks, vintage lathe tools and more will be found on this page.  These vintage and antique edge tools Carpenters Slickswill be suitable for use in various woodworking hobbies and trades or inclusion in any antique tool collection.

Antique woodworking edge tools from makers such as Addis, D. R. Barton, James Swan, Herring, Henry Taylor, Buck Brothers, L. & .I.. J. White, Wilkinson, Witherby, Maier, Marples, and others will be found under the proper headings / links below. These famous edge tool maker names ring with nostalgia and fond memories of the old days when quality was the standard and American pride of manufacture carried over into the things made here in the USA.

Vintage and antique tools are popular not only because of the superior quality, but often times these antique edge tools can be had in fine condition for a fraction of what is being charged for quality tools made today. There is no comparison in relation to price vs. quality when speaking about the garbage coming here from China sold in every retail establishment, no matter the name Buck Brothers 1 1/2 Crank Neck Paring Chiselyou see on it. With a bit of knowledge and judicious shopping you can outfit a toolbox or shop workbench with a array of quality antique & vintage woodworking tools at a reasonable price and get full value for your dollar.

Slicks are basically large chisels and oftentimes large framing chisels are mis-identified as slicks. In general they can range in width from 2" up 6" or so with those large examples being very hard to find. Most are socket style, but there are also tang slicks that can be found. Occasionally a gouge style slick turns up, and even less often crank neck ones appear. Names like Wilkinson, Barton, L. I.& J. White, Witherby, James Swan and more come to mind as the premier makers of the 19th century.

  • L. & I.  J. White 3" Slick Stanley No. 151 Spoke Shave
  • 9 "Two Cherries" Mortise Chisels
  • Stanley 28 & 29 Corner Rounding Tools
  • Stanley No. 51 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 53 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 54 Spoke Shave 
  • Stanley No. 55 Hollow Face Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 60 Double Spoke Shave 
  • Stanley 62 Double Cutter Reversible Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 63 Convex Bottom Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 64 Spoke Shave Stanley 67 Spoke Shave w/ Flat Bottom
  • Stanley No. 65 Chamfer Spoke Shave
  • Stanley # 66 Beader
  • Stanley No. 67 Universal Rabbet Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 68 Rabbet Spoke Shave
  • Stanley 84 Boxwood Spoke Shave 
  • Several Stanley 151 Spoke Shave

  • Miller Falls No. 1 Cigar Spoke Shave  Preston & Sons Spoke Shave
  • 2 Preston & Sons Spoke Shaves
  • Odd Cast Iron Spoke Shave
  • Wooden Spoke Shave
  • Bailey Patent Box Scraper
  • 4" Drawknife - Shave

  • Stanley No. 203 Bench Clamps
  • Stanley # 92 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge
  • Stanley # 93 Butt Gage / Marking Gauge

  • Stearns Patented March 5 1878 Adjustable Hollow Auger
  • Several Spoke Pointers
  • Miniature Dowell / Pencil Pointer

    Misc. Tools & More
    by Stanley Rule & Level Co. & Others

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  • 19th Century Antique Carpenters Work Bench
  • 19th Century Antique Carpenters Wooden Tool Box
  • Boley Leinen Watchmakers Lathe w/ Accessories # 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co.

  • Osborne Latta Patent Draw Gauge / Leather Tool
  • Osborne Steel Draw Gauge & Strap Cutter 
  • C. S. Osborne 6" Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool
  • Landis Leather Cutting Tool
  • 5" G. Pearson & Sheffield 1916 Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool
  • Leather Punches Leatherworking Plier Tools
  • 1899 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog
  • 1911 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog

  • Nestor's Patent Clapboard Gauge
  • 6 Boat Builders / Shipwright Caulking Mallets & 20 Caulking Irons Boat Builders / Shipwright Caulking Mallet
  • Plane Cutter / Chisel Sharpening Guide

  • The Hammer "The King of Tools" by Ron Baird & Dan Comerford; 
  • Heller 28 Oz. Framing Hammer
  • Vaughan Finish Claw Hammer
  • Stanley Upholstery Tack Hammer
  • Stanley Bell System Octagon Face Lineman's Claw Hammer
  • Tomahawk Mfg. Co. Leaf Spring Grease Tool
  • Wolf Jahn & Co. Watchmakers Lathe

    Barnes Foot Powered Former / Shaper
  • Frictionless Metal Co. Collection
  • W. F. & J Barnes Former - Foot Powered Shaper
  • Millers Falls "Companion" Combination Treadle Lathe & Jig Saw
  • Chicago Watch Tool Co. No. 5 Foot Wheel

  • # 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co.
  • More Misc Plane Parts

Antique & Vintage
Braces / Breast Drills / Hand Drills & Yankee Screwdrivers

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Braces and drills have evolved over time and each have many different styles and Yankee 100 Drill Setdesigns to choose from. There is a book on American Patented Braces by Ron Pearson and finding some of the harder ones can be a challenge. They make for a great display once one begins to appreciate the differences and thought that went into the different designs. Others makeRuger Drills - Brace - Archimedian - Egg Beater & Pistol for great users.

I have seen a few collections of Beam boring machines and they can be very impressive. It seems  there are a few common versions around that were mass produced, and then a very few models that were patented and made in very limited supply. Some with just a few known. The Millers Falls model is the most popular with today's timber framers and other users, although outfits like James Swan and a few others made a nice usable product.

  • 2 Seymour Smith No. 2310 10" Bit Braces in Display Box - NOS
  • Ruger Eggbeater Style Hand Drill
  • Patented May 25 1886 Davis Bit Brace Oversize / Magnum Russell Jennings 100 / Stanley 100 Plus Auger Bits
  • Millers Falls No. 2A Hand Drill 
  • Yankee 2101 Bell System 10" Brace
  • Millers Falls No. 1 Drill
  • Primitive Hand Drill
  • Yankee 1530 A Hand Drill w/ 4 Speed Transmission
  • Stanley 12W Whimble Brace
  • Goodell Pratt No. 0 Reciprocating Drill
  • Greenlee 448 - 447 Spiral Screw Drivers
  • Oversize / Magnum Russell Jennings 100 / Stanley 100 Plus Auger Bits
  • 6 Extra Long Auger Bits
  • Stanley No. 49 Auger Bit Depth Stop / Gauge
  • Stanley / Yankee North Brothers # 41 Push Drill w/ Bits

Vintage & Antique
Rip & Crosscut Carpenter's Hand Saws
by Disston / Atkins & Others

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The saws listed should be considered straight. None are kinked or bent so as to be unusable or in need of straightening. Some are sharp, some will need to be re-sharpened. Disston D-7 26 10pt Crosscut Saw

  • Disston K-5 Keystone Defender 26" 8 pt. Crosscut Saw
  • Disston 24 Inch 8 pt. "Handy Hand Saw"
  • Disston D 95 26" 8 pt. Crosscut Saw

  • Warranted Superior 26 Inch 8 pt. Saw
  • Logan & Gregg Sterling Hardware Co., Pittsburgh PA. 26 Inch 5 pt. Rip Saw Disston 26 Inch D 12 London Spring 7 TPI Saw
  • 24" Bishop  Duplex Combination Dovetail / Back Saw
  • Davis Level & Tool Co Springfield Mass Hacksaw
  • Rare & Unusual Otis Smith Saw Set
  • Doghead Saw Filer Hammer

Antique & Collectible
Farm Machinery Models, Wrenches & Misc.

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Adams Salesman Sample Road Grader
  • Jones Salesman Sample Mower
  • Adriance Platt Salesman Sample Sickle Bar Mowing Machine in Original Box
  • Salesman Sample Adams Road Grader

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