SOLD: This one might be for the collectors. I purchased this one from a Brown Auction sale years ago and several plane collectors have asked to buy it from me.
What’s unusual about it is that the sole is lined with iron, and it’s in fine shape.
Of course, I declined to treat it like a collectible. The sole was a bit out of true, so I flattened it. The iron needed work, so I ground it and honed it. I sharpened the cross-grain nicker. After all that work, I likely devalued the tool, but it works fine now.
C. Nurse is a well-respected English maker. The stamp on the toe is during the phase when the company was at 32 Mill St., Maidstone. Everything is in fine working order on the tool. The wedge has seen some knocks, which you can see in the photos.
Price: $75 plus $8 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