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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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M.B. Tidey Patented July 4th 1854 Double Beveling Plane
  • Steers Patent # 306 Fore Plane w/ Rosewood Sole
  • c. 1860 - 1870 Mystery Jack Plane
  • Worrall Patent Transitional Plane
  • McKinnell & Co. Cincinnati C. 1850 Plow Plane
  • G. W. Dennison Rosewood Plow Plane
  • John Holland / England Bronze Rabbet Plane w/ Steel Sole
  • 1" Bullnose Shoulder / Rabbet Plane
  • Bronze Squirrel Tail T Rabbet Plane
  • German Skew Moving Fillister Plane
  • G. G. Co. Good Grip, San Gabriel, Ca. No. 101 Size Plane w/ Bakelite Tail / Handle

  • # 1 1/4 Tailed Victor Block Plane by Leonard Bailey & Co.
  • Leonard Bailey "Little Victor" # 50 & 51 Block Planes
  • Leonard Bailey Victor # 3 Smooth Plane

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 Millers Falls No. 77 Router w/ Aux. Depth Stop Collar & 3 Cutters
  • Sargent # 79 Duplex Rabbet Plane
  • Sargent 407 (No. 2 Size) Smooth Plane
  • Sargent No. 105 Toy Size Tailed Block Plane
  • Several Small # 101 Like Block Planes
  • Craftsman # 101 Like Block Planes by Sargent 

  • Millers Falls # 77 Router Plane
  • Millers Falls No 14 B Jack Plane
  • Craftsman (Millers Falls) Duplex Rabbet Plane
  • Craftsman 1071 (Millers Falls) Duplex Rabbet Plane

  • Simmons Hardware Keen Kutter  No. KK 9 1/2 Block Plane
  • Union Tool Co. No. 23 Transitional Smooth Plane
  • Sears Craftsman No. 3732 Low Angle Knuckle Joint Block Plane (Stanley 65)

Antique / Vintage
Squares / Bevels / Marking 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 Tool craftspeople 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
  • Stanley No. 203 Bench Clamps
  • Misc. Stanley Plane Parts

  • E. W. Moore Patent Pending Roof Framing Bevel / Tool
  • Howard Patent 8" Rosewood 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
  • "Sub Grade Rod" #218" by L. A. Batham Oakland Cal.
  • C. S. Co. 43 Ship Builders Rule & Bevel MINTY Nice
  • Lufkin No 42 Ship Builders Rule w/ Bevels
  • More New Additions  

    Antique / Vintage
    Levels & Inclinometers

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    Starrett Cast Iron Level
  • Stanley # 39 1/2 Cast Iron 6" Machinist Levels
  • Stanley 14 Inch #13 Nicholson's Patent Level
  • Stanley # 237 Aluminum Level 
  • Stanley 34V 8" Machinist Level
  • Stanley 40 Pocket & Square Level
  • Stanley 31 WWII Era Pocket Level
  • Stanley 38 1/2 Machinist Level
  • 6" Stanley #36 Cast Iron Level
  • 9" Stanley #36G Cast Iron Level

  • W.S. Batchelder Level - Inclinometer - Square  Patented 1867 by G.L. Chamberlin
  • Davis & Cook 24 Inch Cast Iron Level
  • 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

    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 Slicks will 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 
  • 9 "Two Cherries" Mortise Chisels
  • Millers Falls No 107 Chip Carving Tool Set
  • Stanley No. 750 Chisel Set in Box
  • 2 Addis Carving Tools

  • Stanley 28 & 29 Corner Rounding Tools Stanley No. 151 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 51 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 52 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 53 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 54 Spoke Shave 
  • Stanley No. 55 Hollow Face Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 58 Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 60 Double Spoke Shave 
  • "Best Steel Double Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 63 Convex Bottom Spoke Shave
  • Stanley No. 63X 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 
  • Stanley 85 Boxwood Spoke Shave
  • Several Stanley 151 Spoke Shaves

  • 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

  • Stearns Patented March 5 1878 Adjustable Hollow Auger
  • Several Spoke Pointers

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

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  • Boley Leinen Watchmakers Lathe w/ Accessories Unimat-SL Model No. DB 200 Miniature Lathe Milling Machine
  • Lion Machine Co. No. 4 Universal Trimmer

  • Osborne Latta Patent Draw Gauge / Leather Tool
  • Osborne Steel Draw Gauge & Strap Cutter
  • C. S. Osborne 6" Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool
  • C. S. Osborne & Co. 11 Hole Rein Rounder
  • Landis Leather Cutting Tool
  • H. Sauerbier Newark NJ Rosewood & Brass Draw Gauge
  • 5" G. Pearson & Sheffield 1916 Round / Head Knife / Leather Tool
  • Leather Punches Leatherworking Plier Tools
  • 1899 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog (Original)
  • 1911 C. S. Osborne Leatherworking Tools Catalog
  • Millers Falls No 1500 1/4" Steel Stamp Letter Set 
  • Wm. Johnson Newark NJ 10" Dividers
    Boat Builders / Shipwright Caulking Mallet
  • Nestor's Patent Clapboard Gauge
  • Multi Harp Tool / Combo Tool Harp
  • Starrett C493B Protractor and Depth Gauge
  • General S-75 8 Piece Pin Punch Set in Wood Case
  • Primitive Key Hole Saw & Odd Iron Cage Handle Screwdriver

  • BOOK: The Hammer "The King of Tools" by Ron Baird & Dan Comerford
  • Heller 28 Oz. Framing Hammer
  • Vaughan Finish Claw Hammer
  • Stanley Upholstery Tack Hammer
  • More Hammers Barnes Foot Powered Former / Shaper
  • Tomahawk Mfg. Co. Leaf Spring Grease Tool

  • Frictionless Metal Co. Collection

  • # 1 Sure Death Trap by Davenport Trap Co.
  • C. Jillson's Patent Jan 6 1857 Rat Trap by Dresser & Jillson
  • So - Ezy Mouse Trap by Wolverton Mfg. Co. of Holton Kansas
  • "AJON" Cast Iron Automatic Anchor for Decoys, Canoe, Kayak, or ?

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

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  • Stanley No. 203 Bench Clamps (2)
  • Stanley # 59 Dowelling Jig
  • 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 makefor 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.
Ruger Drills - Brace - Archimedian - Egg Beater & Pistol

  • Millers Falls Beam Boring Machine w/ Metal Seat
  • Patented May 25 1886 Davis Bit Brace
  • Millers Falls No. 2 Hand Drill  in Original Box
  • Millers Falls No. 1 Drill
  • Millers Falls Adjustable Angle Corner Drill for Auger Brace

  • Yankee 1530 A Hand Drill w/ 4 Speed Transmission
  • Yankee 1431 Hand Drill
  • Several Yankee / Bell System  2101 Braces
  • Stanley 2101A Bit Brace
  • Stanley 12W Whimble Brace
  • Stanley No. 49 Auger Bit Depth Stop / Gauge

  • Goodell Pratt 2 Speed Breast Drill
  • 2 Goodell Pratt Bench Mount Drill Presses

  • Greenlee 448 - 447 Spiral Screw Drivers Yankee Spiral Screw Drivers
  • Irwin "DR" Auger Bits in Plastic Roll
  • Craftsman Auger Bit Sets

  • 2 Corner Braces - 1 is a MF 502
  • James Swan 6516 Auger Bit Handle
  • Morse Twist Drill & Machine Co. Drill Index w/ Bits

Vintage & Antique Carpenter's Saws
Back / Miter Box / Stair / Rip & Crosscut etc.
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 D-7 Lightweight 26" 5 1/2 pt. Rip Saw
  • Disston 26" D-7 Lightweight 7 pt. Crosscut Saw
  • Disston D-8 6 pt. 26" Rip Saw
  • Disston D-8 9 pt. 24" Crosscut Saw
  • More Disston D-8 Saws
  • Disston D-23 5 1/2 pt. 26" Rip Saw
  • Several D-23 Saws - Rip & Crosscut
  • Disston D 95 26" 8 pt. Crosscut Saw
  • Disston Rosewood Handle Victory Saw
  • Disston Keystone Pacemaker 8 pt. 26" Crosscut Saw

    Stanley / Disston 26" Miter Box Back Saw
  • Warranted Superior 26 Inch 8 pt. Saw
  • Logan & Gregg Sterling Hardware Co., Pittsburgh PA. 26 Inch 5 pt. Rip Saw
  • 18" Gents Crosscut Saw Made for Gunn Hardware Co.
  • S. H. Co. 999 Fast Mail 6 Pt. Rip Saw

  • Disston 21" Miter Box Back Saw
  • Stanley / Disston - Porter 21" Miter Box Back Saw
  • Disston 28" Miter Box Back Saw
  • Atkins 24" Miter Box Back Saw
  • More Miter Box Saws antique Cast Iron Cutout Saw Jointer

  • Atkins No. 100 Flooring Saw
  • Disston 8" Stair Saw
  • Disston 6" Stair Saw
  • Disston  No. 8 Half Back Saw 16" 12 TPI
  • Disston No. 4 Cast Steel Back Saw 14" 12 TPI

  • Rare & Unusual Otis Smith Saw Set
  • Doghead Saw Filer Hammer
  • Anderson Saw Sharpening Rakers & Micrometer
  • Cast Iron Cutout Saw Tooth Jointer

Vintage & Collectible
Lie Nielsen & Bridge City Tools

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  • Bridge City Tools AS-14 Adjustable 14 Inch Square Bridge City Tools AS-14 Adjustable 14 Inch Square
  • Bridge City Tools MS-2 Miter Square
  • Bridge City Tools PT-1 Trammel Points
  • Bridge City Tools MS 1.5 Miter Square
  • Bridge City Tools JH-1H Steel Hammer
  • Bridge City Tools MS-3 22.5 Degree Miter Square
  • Bridge City Tools AS-3 Adjustable Square
  • Bridge City Tools HDS-2 Dovetail Square
  • Bridge City Tools JH-1S Brass Hammer
  • Bridge City Tools MS-1 Miter Square
  • Bridge City Tools TS-1 Joint Makers Square
  • Bridge City Tools CS-1 Centering Scribe
  • Bridge City Tools TB-1 Bevel
  • Bridge City Tools 8:1 DS-1 Dovetail Square
  • Bridge City Tools TS-3 Double Square
  • Bridge City Tools DG-2 Depth Gauge
  • Bridge City Tools DC-40 Dividing Compass
  • Bridge City Tools BS-5 Bevel Square
  • Bridge City Tools Squevel - Bevel Square
  • Bridge City Tools MG-3 Marking Gage
  • Bridge City Tools PB-9 Plumb Bob

  • Stanley 150th Anniversary Screwdriver Set Lie Nielsen 140 Bronze Skew Block Plane
  • Stanley 150th Anniversary Dovetail Back Saw

  • Lie Nielsen Bronze # 1 Plane
  • Lie Nielsen Toolworks Bronze # 2 Plane
  • Ken Wisner # 95 Edge Trimming Plane
  • Lie Nielsen 1/2" Bronze Shoulder Plane
  • Lie Nielsen 97 1/2 Bronze Small Chisel Plane
  • Lie Nielsen 140 Bronze Skew Block Plane
  • Lie Nielsen # 9 Bronze Miter Plane
  • Lie Nielsen Toolworks Bronze # 212 Scraper Plane

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