Back in 2012, I went to a tool auction. I went home with a few items, but the one of real consequence was the Walker Turner […]Continue reading
Making of the Cast Iron Carpenters’ Plane at the Stanley Rule & Level Company Reprint from THE IRON AGE THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1898 Few in […]Continue reading
There are always questions about the differences in chip breakers between the Stanley and Sargent vintage hand panes. The following is a chip breaker comparison […]Continue reading
There are always a lot of questions around what particular hand plane a woodworker should look for. Here are my thoughts on some Vintage Hand […]Continue reading
If you happen across an early Ohio Tools hand plane, you might want to pick it up. These, like many other vintage hand planes make […]Continue reading
Along the Farmington River at 37 Mill Street in Unionville were once the factory of the Upson Nut Company. The company, which produced nuts and […]Continue reading
H.C. Marsh Tool Co. was formed in 1888 by Horace Clarence Marsh. The manufacturing plant was located at 220 Race power Water Street. This area was in the original Rockford Industrial Center adjacent to the Rock River.
The primary product in the early years was the famous Marsh Picture Frame Mitre Vise. This was patent No. 408,248 granted August 6, 1889. A line of high-quality cast iron mitre boxes was also manufactured by this firm.
The following is an outline (sorry a little cryptic) from a 2-part presentation I made recently on the Facebook page A Plane Life https://www.facebook.com/APlaneLife.us/ The two “informal” sessions are included in the posted videos. They are long, but if you have the patience I cover all of what is in this outline.Continue reading
This was originally posted on February 1, 2015. The Sargent #415. The Sargent# 415 is like the Stanley #5 1/2 size. Here are the before […]Continue reading
Setting or sharpening crosscut saws is a job for an expert, but in some isolated regions experienced filers are not available. Saws must, however, be kept in good repair.Continue reading