SOLD: Here you can see why I don’t buy vintage infills through the Internet. This is a gorgeous and heavy Scottish infill plane, probably user-made.
It is 13-1/8″ long. The Hearnshaw iron is 2-3/8″ wide. The tool is easily four or more pounds of iron, steel and beech. And the tote is perfectly comfortable. It’s easy on the eyes and the hands.
But the mouth is 1/16″ wide, and the sole needs work to be used as a high-peformance panel plane. The sole is slightly concave along its length by a few thou and convex across its width by a few thou. In other words, yo have two choices with this tool: Scrape the sole, add a thicker iron and use it as an awesome panel plane, or leave it as-is and use it as the prettiest fore plane ever.
The iron is completely set up and sharp — it has only a slight curve sharpened on the edge. The breaker mates tight to the iron.
I paid $330 for it in 2006.
Price: $100 plus $9 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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