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
Another interesting plane for sale listing. A relatively early dovetailed wrought iron rebate plane. This is the unusual style where the wedge is cut into one piece of infill, rather than being as wide as the infill. That must have been much harder to do, and is quite unusual. I have seen a… Continue reading Other British Rebate plane examples
From an auction site comes this listing: BM150255 Mathieson, Glasgow A rare and important first pattern Mathieson panel plane. These early Mathieson infill planes are still a bit of a mystery to collectors. It is know that later Mathieson outsourced production, primarily to Norris, but little is know about these planes. Literally only a… Continue reading A First pattern Mathieson panel plane – is it worth $4895?
The Stanley 71 Hand Router is the mostly metal version of the wooden hand routers from the 18th century and beyond. Good usable examples go for $70 or so on the auction sites every day and there is no shortage of DIYers that make their own (or attempt to) in my case. (see My hand Router… Continue reading 71s Beauty is in the Eye of the Beholder
Rebate or Rabitt planes come in all different styles and sizes. I created one earlier this summer based upon the traditional "side escarpment" design that allows the shavings to eject out the side of the plane body vs the top. (See below) I still have alot to learn about plane making obviousl;y, but it works… Continue reading An unknown makers side rebate plane – odd and cool simultaneously.
Melhuish, London (Spiers) A very scarce Spiers made gunmetal shoulder plane. This is marked for the London retailer, Melhuish, but is a Spiers 1 1/2" wide gunmetal shoulder plane. Spiers gunmetal shoulder planes are very scarce by any measure. The dovetailed variety typically sell for much more, but the cast type, like this one, are… Continue reading Melhuish Spiers made Gunmetal Shoulder Plane
The ebay listing shouts " Norris of London A1 Dovetailed Pre-War Panel Plane - 1913 Adjuster!" with the accompanying text: "A 13 1/2" NORRIS A1 DOVETAILED STEEL PANEL PLANE WITH 1913 ADJUSTER. GOOD STEEL BODY AND ROSEWOOD INFILL, NO CRACKS IN TOTE. VERY FINE MOUTH. ORIGINAL 2 1/2" NORRIS LONDON IRON (APPROX 1" REMAINS) AND NORRIS… Continue reading Fancy a pre-War Norris of London A1 Plane for $1300 give or take a bob?
Several months ago, I received some old moulding planes that were cheap ($8 a piece) and worth a flyer from a seller in the midwest. There are 15 of them of them in the set and I finally got around to checking them out over the last several days. In the post on recycling… Continue reading Old “Mold”ers