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
Thoughts on Vintage Hand Planes
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
Sharpening and Setting an Early Ohio Tools Hand Plane
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.
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.
REFURBISHING AND TUNING HAND PLANES THE “WEBSTER METHOD”
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
Sargent #415 Restored
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
Sharpening Crosscut Saws (1922)
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
THE SANDUSKY TOOL COMPANY A BRIEF HISTORY (PART 4)
By David W. Babcock OTHER TOOLS MADE BY THE SANDUSKY TOOL COMPANY Parts 2 and part 3 of this article summarized the planes listed in […]Continue reading
PART 10 Refinish The Knob & Tote
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