Plane No 2 – Japanese Kikai Shakuri Kanna (Machine Plow Plane)

As I stated in my previous post Plane No 1- G. Steadman and Sons Plough Plane - my intended purpose of buying previously owned tools is to use them and not just add them to a collection of tools in the shop.  So to continue that thread - the 2nd plane that I will review is a… Continue reading Plane No 2 – Japanese Kikai Shakuri Kanna (Machine Plow Plane)

Plane No 3 – a well used German Bench Plane for $9

The third plane that I took off the shelf to try out, is a continental bench plane manufactured by Ulmia shown below.  I picked it up for $9 and it's definitely usable and the iron is sharp (trust me on that one). The plane itself isn't rare as Ulmia still manufactures planes today and you… Continue reading Plane No 3 – a well used German Bench Plane for $9

New batch of Victorian Moulding Planes from England 18th Century

I just received a new batch of Victorian molding planes from the 18th century and there are 27 in total.   I've put some photos together to show the entire set and then groups of them to show the bottoms of the planes.  The description on the auction site was rather vague but the price was… Continue reading New batch of Victorian Moulding Planes from England 18th Century

Plane No 1 – G. Steadman and Sons Plough Plane

I was asking myself the other day why I collect antique or previously owned woodworking planes if you don't plan on using them?    Some folks buy them as investments and after seeing the prices for English and Scottish manufactured infill planes, who can blame them.  But I want to use mine, so I decided… Continue reading Plane No 1 – G. Steadman and Sons Plough Plane