Monday, 22 June 2020

More Planes on E Bay


 I'm selling a few more old friends, this lovely mitre plane is by Darryl Hutchinson.
  https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153977959067


And a few more by Norris, Spiers, Slater and George Miller.





Thursday, 4 June 2020

Chisel Chest from America


Steve from Pennsylvania sent me these shots of a nice dovetailed chisel box he made.
Looks like a couple of lovey sets of Blue Spruce chisels in there.


Monday, 25 May 2020

Nice Planes For Sale on E Bay


I have some nice ones on E Bay this week all 99p start, above is a rare Spiers mitre plane and below a lovely George Miller shoulder plane.
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/SPIERS-IMPROVED-MITRE-PLANE/153945599677?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649


A rare Gabriel bi metal mitre plane.


The last of my Oliver Sparks planes, a tiny dovetailed instrument makers plane, a work of art.


A superb bog oak mitre plane by Tim Smith.


Monday, 4 May 2020

Tools for Sale on E Bay


The lockdown has give me some time to sell some unwanted tools. If you enter the link below you can go and access all listings, using 'see other items'
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OLIVER-SPARKES-INSTRUMENT-MAKERS-PLANE/153917852927?hash=item23d6380cff:g:IO0AAOSwMNhertV~


A new Lie Nielsen No49 tongue and groove plane.


A new Veritas plough plane


A fine Starrett level

Very nice set of E.A.Berg Swedish chisels.


A Veritas skew mouth block plane with fence.


A Kunst Griff scraper shave.
And finally a lovely Oliver Sparks instrument makers plane.


Sunday, 12 April 2020

Box for my Skelton Saws


I made myself a box to house two of my Skelton saws, my Gentleman Jaq gents dovetail saw and my Dual Kerf Starter. These saws are used in tandem so it made good sense to put them in one box.


The sides are English cherry and the panels are from the last of the lovely Honduran Rosewood from which the saw handles were made. The lining is pig suede. An article on the making will be appearing in Furniture and Cabinetmaking magazine shortly.


Tuesday, 7 April 2020

Canadian Saw Maker


Robert sent me these pictures of a fine dovetail saw he had made by The Great Lakes Tool Works in Ontario Canada. The beautifully finished handle is Cocobolo and apparently it works very well.



Monday, 30 March 2020

Olive Ash Stool Finished


Jim sent me these pictures of his olive ash stool made on my course last weekend. It's had three coats of finishing oil which ahs really brought the grain alive.


There were lots of angles and curves in this project which adds interest to the design.