As some of you might know, I’ve been selling off a lot of tools lately here on my blog. I’ve been getting a lot of e-mails from alarmed readers who are wondering if I’m leaving the craft, or the world of handwork.
Far from it. Since February I’ve been working on my next book project, which is going to be very expensive for me to produce to do it the way I want. Plus, I have way more tools than one person needs.
The following list of tools are things that are more expensive than what I’ve listed before. If you want to gripe about it, please do it over at one of the forums, not on my blog. While some of these tools are difficult to sell from a sentimental standpoint, I have concluded that it’s the right thing to do.
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.
Plated 8″ English Brace
This is a fully functional beech brace with brass plating and a mahogany pad. The push-button chuck is fully functional (though you will probably have to file modern augers a bit to fit). The pad is fairly tight considering its age. The only mark on the brace is on the beech frame where it has an owner’s stamp: W. Tank.
The only apology for this tool is that one of the screws on the plating is missing and the plating has been pushed up a bit at that end. This is cosmetic.
I purchased this brace several years ago at an Amish auction to use it for some photography in “The Art of Joinery.”
Price: $235 plus $8 domestic shipping.
SOLD: Lie-Nielsen No. 9 Plane with Cherry Handle and Hot Dog
I purchased this plane for shooting before the company had switched to a hot dog handle. So it includes the original cherry knob. After several people inquired about adding a hot dog, Thomas Lie-Nielsen started making them. This hot dog is one of the first they made. He handed it over to me at a bar in Saratoga Springs at the Northeast Woodworkers Showcase.
No apologies for this plane. It’s perfect. Sharp. Ready to work.
SOLD: Wayne Anderson Block Plane
I am especially loathe to give up this small block plane. But I have so many block planes that it’s nuts. This has a 7/8″-wide iron. The body is 4″ long and the thing has impressive mass thanks to its infilled brass lever cap and toe.
This plane has seen a lot of use and has a toolbox ding on the toe infill. Other than that, it is a remarkable example from Anderson, one of my favorite makers.
The tool is perfectly set up. Sharp. Ready to go.
— Christopher Schwarz