Buckeye Saw Vise Co., Cleveland, 1900-16

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Forum topic by jrbayer3 posted 05-12-2021 11:19 AM 338 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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05-12-2021 11:19 AM

Hey Jocks,

My Great-Grandfather (and namesake), John W. Gaede, was the Founder and General Mgr for Buckeye Saw Vise Co. in Cleveland, circa 1900-1916.

I’m searching for tools other than the Buckeye Saw Vise, Sawset… any help is appreciated. Looking for especially a bench vise.

Thanks in advance,

John Bayer

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#1 posted 05-12-2021 02:24 PM

A lot of tools will just say(US) Buckeye SV Co, so have to keep an eye on that. The problem with vises is most people don’t want to ship so are usually local pickup only, so most are probably on Craigslist. Saw vises can be found on eBay since smaller lighter.

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#2 posted 05-12-2021 02:27 PM

Good points all, thanks!


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#3 posted 05-12-2021 04:09 PM

I’ll check my collection when I get a chance—I recall having at least one BSV tool (though it won’t be for sale)

Meanwhile, here’s an old ad:

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#5 posted 06-19-2021 03:47 PM

ok, so I joined here just to reply to this thread…

Went antique malling in Olathe KS yesterday to look for an old plane to rig up specifically for shooting end grain. The only 2 that looked like they could be fixed up well enough were a newish looking post 60’s stanley number 4 and an unmarked plane with a blade marked BUCKEYE on the top of the flat side with CLEVELAND.O. under it. No other engravings or stampings or other discernible markings on any other part. Yes, the Veritas shooting plane is very attractive, but was rather outside my peanutbutter sized budget.

Once i got it home I removed the lever cap, unscrewed the chipbreaker from the blade and start lapping the flat of the blade while Google-ing buckeye planes. This brought up a link to worthpoint with a picture of this plane, a couple of number 4-ish looking planes and a couple of old ad pages. And this discussion on Lumberjocks.

So I have stopped work, because if you want one of these planes you probably would rather I not butcher it any further. To make it useable the chip breaker needs to be flattened on the blade side to function properly. Actually when i found it, the chip breaker was extended beyond the blade and the edge of the chipbreaker was partially sharpened like someone was going to use it as the blade… The body of the plane was apparently dropped some time and has a ding on the tail edge that caused a bur that stands out maybe a 64th of an inch that will have to be ground and polished for the bed to sit flat. And the tote has been glued back together at some unknown point in history, so you may not want this item at all… I paid all of 10 bucks for it so shipping would probably be more than the price.

I was going to message you directly but being new i could not. Don’t have photobucket, could send pictures directly somewhere if desired.

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#6 posted 06-20-2021 03:36 PM

Thanks for the info, Defrosted!

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