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ramair02

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02-09-2020 03:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: drill-driver jointer plane try square stanley sargent clamps square

Found a guy locally who sells antiques out of his home and at flea markets. He acquired a bunch of hand tools from a carpenter who recently passed on. I picked through piles and shelves of tools for about an hour. This is what I ended up with. Nothing super valuable, nothing I’d consider a gem, but these tools will get a lot of use from me and I’m happy to have found them! Prices were very reasonable too and you can tell these were readily used…the plane blades are super sharp!

  • Wood Jointer Plane (27 1/2” L x 3 1/2” W)
  • Wood Clamps
  • 2 Stanley Try Squares
  • The LSS Co. Combination Square (Athol, Mass—it’s a Starrett, but not sure what era)
  • Bit Brace (no brand)
  • Millers Falls Egg Beater Drill
  • Stanley 110 Block Plane (Made in England)
  • Norvell Shapleigh Diamond Edge (#4 size—I’m not familiar with the brand, has a Stanley Sweetheart blade)
  • Sargent 414
  • Unbranded Plane w/ Diamond Edge Blade (15” L x 2 11/16” W—not sure what size this is?—seems like a 5 1/2—it’s longer and wider than the Sargent 414)

If anyone knows anything about these tools, would love to hear from you! Thanks for checking out my hand tool grab :) I can take more pics if there’s anything else you’d like to see.


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splintergroup

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#1 posted 02-09-2020 03:54 PM

Look like a few weekends of fun cleaning and refurbishing while you examine your new treasures!

Old tools are a pleasure to use.

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#2 posted 02-09-2020 06:21 PM

That’s a good basic set of hand tools. If you add a rip saw crosscut saw. A few decent chisels and sharpening station.
You could build most anything.
You’ll need a can of elbow grease too. :)

Good Luck

-- Aj

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ramair02

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#3 posted 02-09-2020 07:01 PM



Look like a few weekends of fun cleaning and refurbishing while you examine your new treasures!

Old tools are a pleasure to use.

- splintergroup

Oh yeah, that’s the fun part! I enjoy the process. Never restored a hand drill before though.

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ramair02

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#4 posted 02-09-2020 07:03 PM



That’s a good basic set of hand tools. If you add a rip saw crosscut saw. A few decent chisels and sharpening station.
You could build most anything.
You’ll need a can of elbow grease too. :)

Good Luck

- Aj2

I have some of that stuff :) Workshop is a mess though. I need to build a saw till & plane till.

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#5 posted 02-09-2020 07:30 PM

Looks like your well on your way.

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#6 posted 02-10-2020 02:21 AM

It’s great that you’ll give a second life to those tools. Looks like they have been used and not abused. Enjoy tuning them up and using them.

I’ve got to say that I love a nice egg-beater drill. I use the one I have all the time. The rosewood handle on mine screws apart to store several bits. They really are handy. Mine only needed a tiny drop of oil and it’s smooth and efficient. More people should have them. I like the handle shape on yours. I’ve never seen one like it.

-- I love the smell of sawdust in the morning.

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ramair02

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#7 posted 02-10-2020 02:42 AM



Looks like your well on your way.

Good Luck

- Aj2

Thanks!


It s great that you ll give a second life to those tools. Looks like they have been used and not abused. Enjoy tuning them up and using them.

I ve got to say that I love a nice egg-beater drill. I use the one I have all the time. The rosewood handle on mine screws apart to store several bits. They really are handy. Mine only needed a tiny drop of oil and it s smooth and efficient. More people should have them. I like the handle shape on yours. I ve never seen one like it.

- PBWilson1970

Thanks. It’s a Millers Falls 980. It’s in pretty great shape, so after inspecting it a bit further I’m gonna use it as is (with a drop of oil, of course!) and see how she works.

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#8 posted 02-10-2020 02:44 AM

I actually have a brace just like that and like the chuck, holds on like a rabid pitbull.

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#9 posted 02-10-2020 04:40 AM

Looks like a Lion chuck, could be a Millers Falls.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#10 posted 02-10-2020 05:10 AM


Looks like a Lion chuck, could be a Millers Falls.

- theoldfart

Yeah mine is a Miller Falls 771-12 and looks very similar. On mine the stamp is barely legible.

Also looks like the head of the square has been replaced with a lighter one, possibly Union? Does it lock tight? As long as it locks you should be able to tune it square.

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#11 posted 02-11-2020 01:13 AM

That Diamond Edge 5 1/2 is a keeper. The other two bench lanes are nice too. Looks like a Sargent No 4 with a Stanley blade. Nice haul.

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#12 posted 02-11-2020 01:37 AM

Nice shopping spree! And a good first post! Welcome to LJ’s!

-- "You know, I'm such a great driver, it's incomprehensible that they took my license away." --Vince Ricardo

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#13 posted 02-11-2020 03:25 AM


Looks like a Lion chuck, could be a Millers Falls.

- theoldfart

Yeah mine is a Miller Falls 771-12 and looks very similar. On mine the stamp is barely legible.

Also looks like the head of the square has been replaced with a lighter one, possibly Union? Does it lock tight? As long as it locks you should be able to tune it square.

- SMP

Where is the 771-12 stamp on your brace? I haven’t been able to find any markings on mine, but maybe I’m missing it.

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ramair02

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#14 posted 02-11-2020 03:28 AM



That Diamond Edge 5 1/2 is a keeper. The other two bench lanes are nice too. Looks like a Sargent No 4 with a Stanley blade. Nice haul.

- mvflaim

The # 5 1/2 is totally unmarked. The blade is Diamond Edge… maybe the plane is too? The #4 is a Shapleigh Norvell Diamond Edge. It has the twisted adjustment lever, which I think is a sign that it could be made by Union? From some reading, it seems Sargent, Stanley and Union all made planes that were sold as Diamond Edge.

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#15 posted 02-11-2020 03:29 AM



Nice shopping spree! And a good first post! Welcome to LJ s!

- Ripper70

Thanks, Ripper! Happy to be here.

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