SOLD: I purchased this English Preston & Sons tool from Pat Leach in 2005 to experiment with the form. I already have several tools used for making chamfers, but I wasn’t sure how this one works.
It works quite well. I’ve set the tool up. The back of the iron is polished. The bevel is sharp. If you know anything about the tools that Mr. Leach sells, then you know that this is not junk. It’s almost too nice to be a user.
The tool has a Ward iron. The bronze/brass chamfer guide is stamped “Excelsior.” The toe is stamped with the Preston shop mark as well as the retailer: “T. Underwood, Tool Dealer, Bradford.” The wedge might not be original, or it might have been modified, or it might be how the tool came. But it does have some toolmarks on it.
The body has two short hairline checks, but nothing I’d be alarmed about on a tool this age.
Price: $80 plus domestic shipping. SOLD
About Tool Sales on My Blog
Please read this if you are interested in buying a tool. Why am I selling these tools? Read this entry before you freak out. There is no “master list” of tools that I can send you. I am working through several piles of tools and will list them when I can.
Want to see only the tools that haven’t sold? Easy. I’ve created a category for that on this blog. Click here and bookmark that page. When you visit that link, you’ll see only the tools that haven’t been sold.
While you can ask me all the questions you like about the tool, the first person to send me an e-mail that says: “I’ll take it,” gets the tool. Simple. To buy a tool, please send me an e-mail at email@example.com.
Payment: I can accept PayPal or a personal check. As soon as the funds arrive, I’ll ship the tool using USPS. If you want insurance, let me know. I’m afraid I can only ship tools in the United States. Shipping internationally is very time-consuming and paperwork-heavy. My apologies in advance on this point.
If you don’t like the tool when you get it, I’ll be happy to refund your money if you return the tool. But postage is on you.
— Christopher Schwarz