SOLD: While not a woodworking tool, this is something that should appeal to the woodworking history nerds out there like myself. This is an 1831 edition of Peter Nicholson’s “Mechanic’s Companion,” one of the most significant early English-language books on woodworking.
Somehow, through the grace of good Googling, I have ended up with two copies. Hence, I’m selling this one.
It’s in fair shape. Leather-bound. Some foxing to the pages. A bit of water damage to the top of some pages starting in the Bricklaying section. No damage to the sections on joinery or carpentry. All the plates are present as far as I can tell.
I’ve seen copies like this go for more than $400.
Price: $225 plus domestic shipping.
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