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Special Purpose Plane? 
Can anyone help identify what this plane would or could have been used for, please? I came across it in a toolbox that belonged to my cousin who trained …

Tape-Tule made in South Carolina  
What is it ? I am not sure exactly. Two little saw blades come out when it is squeezed and it can be opened up to make wider cuts. It came out of the basement …

Shipwrights or Carpenters Adze 
Recently purchased in North Island New Zealand (Waitangi. As I am not knowledgeable about such old tools I know it would be a 'standard' tool and would …

Black and Decker No: 2 Electric Hammer  
I have an old Black and Decker No 2 Electric Hammer. It is a well used older unit. When I found it, in the car wreckers, it needed a new power cable. I …

Specialty hand saw ? 
The saw is 15" long. Blade is in center of handle. Teeth are sharp. Pretty certain it is manufactured with remnants of finish on handle and way flush mounted …

Help identifying this tool? possible nail puller? 
This tool is made of cast iron or steel. On the side it says "Made in U.S.A." and on the other side it says "Standard Hardware Co." The small handle …

Antique Wooden Bar Clamp 
Purchased at an estate sale in North Carolina. Previous owner was known to make frequent trips to Thailand. So far, I cannot find any information on this …

Craftsman Plane 
I found this old Craftsman hand plane at an antique store yesterday and picked it up for $9. I took it home and cleaned it and tested it, and it shaves …

Table jig saw 
Not sure what to call this. If you could give me any information on this tool. Received this from a friend who found it in an old home. It does not have …

Rockwell 772 Extra Heavy Duty Fastener Driver 
I work at The Home Depot. Yesterday, a customer brought in a screw gun asking if I could figure out how to get the bit that was in it out. I started looking …

It looks like a saw 
It looks like a saw. It is just under three feet long (33 inches). One has a point on the end, the other is rounded. It has eight teeth on it starting …

Delta Draw Knife 
Well I have a old draw knife with folding handles. It is a Delta. That is all it has on it. It is a large knife. With handles that fold in, but the knife …

Beveling Tool? What is this? 
Unknown beveling tool? Anyone know this is?

Bailey 15 inch Wood Body Plane 
I found this at an antique store in Front Royal Virginia. I intend to restore it and hopefully use it in my shop. The only markings I have found are "Bailey" …

What's this Grinder Used For? 
Hi, this isn't antique, I would just like to know what this grinder is used for. The main shaft doesn't turn, just the small arbor & stone. the grinder …

Walker- Turner 6" Jointer 
Need to know what the Walker-Turner part # is for the cutter head bearings for the P908 + P910. The bearing is a SKF with I 70336 AZ stamped on it. I …

Anyone know what this is? 
My father-in-law found this in a box of old production moulding planes. I assume it some sort of jig or measuring gage, but don't know for sure. It has …

1850's tongue and groove plane? 
I was given this by a 95 year old man who told me that his grandfather used it in construction of my house. I just restored the house in Georgia and am …

Unknown - Can you help Identify? 
Can anyone help me identify this tool? Blade is about 11.5 inches long. Both edges appear to be cutting edges, and, as you can see, it has two handles …

W.F. & J Barnes Drill Press 
This is antique drill press that was given to me and I no longer have room for it so I am trying to get a value and sell it. I believe it to be mid teen …

"C" Clamp, 19th Century 
I have acquired an "C" clamp with an odd mechanism/operating system. Hopefully the images will tell the story. The adjustable shaft has horizontal edges …

Wood and Metal Double Handled Drill Press  
This is an early double handled drill press. A latch at the top of the drill press is released and the drill press is allowed to travel down the support …

The Star Foot Operated Jig Saw 
This Is a foot operated saw. On the main frame of the saw is the name "THE STAR". I have enclosed a couple of photos.

Antique All Wooden Vice 
I purchased this vice at an antique mall. It is all wood. It really is beautiful. What I was wondering is the age of this tool and what it was used for? …

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Fulton Spokeshave 
I have a tool that has two handles with 12 inch blade that you draw to yourself.IT says Fulton punched into the top of the blade and the number 12.It …

Unidentified Tool - Do you know what it is? 
Found in an old barn. If you know what it is please help identify this tool. You can email me at rfulnov2003@yahoo.com

Double Edged Curved Hand Saw 
We bought this saw years ago at an art show. One side had a painted New England scene. Length is about 22.5 inches. I plan to sell this saw on Ebay.

Small Hand Drill 
I purchased this little 10" hand drill off ebay. The crank knob was fastened directly to the drive gear, as they were sometimes on hand drills of the late …

Powermatic band saw model 140 
Hello, I have an old Powermatic model 140 band saw with some rust but it works. I was wondering if it is worth anything as an antique or is it just a …

Craftsman Combination Plane, Wood Box & 23 Blades 
This tool set is very similar to the Stanley 45, but may predate it. Anyone have information regarding the tool set?

What is this tool? PAT Date MAY 27, 1902  
We have this tool that was found it has stamped on it PAT D MAY 27,1902. We are trying to find out any information or what it is if anyone can help us …

Antique Montgomery Wards Power-Kraft Radial Arm Saw model# TRT-2313 
I have an antique Radial arm saw that I think is due for a little restoration quite possibly. I wonder if you could help me get as much information on …

McKenzie or Sorby? Jointer Plane 
Hi, I have what I believe to be a jointer plane, wood body 22" long. There is a faint stamp on the leading end of the plane: "McKenzie, warranted, Aberdeen". …

Moran or Morin? 
Can anyone identify this item? It appears to be part of an antique wood working tool, possibly some type of plane accessory. There are several marks including …

What is this tool?  
This tool is small you can see in the picture, the cup is 3/4 inches diameter, the handle rotates and the forked unit must hold the part in the cup? …

Stanley 212 Scraper Plane 
I purchased it about 20 years ago because it looked interesting. I have never used it and i never will, i just dont have a use for it.

Maybe an adze?  
I picked up these two tools at an auction. They looked like they have alot of age onto them and proibably a bit of history. Any help would be appreciated …

All metal brace 
Picked this up recently at a yard sale. I've never seen one like it before and was wondering if anyone else has. There is no name or any other writing …

Phoenix Hand Saws 
I have 3 hand saws with engraved handles. The head of one of the screws holding the handle to the blade has Phoenix, a symbol of a Phoenix, trade mark, …

Rotating Hand Tool - Valve Grinder? 
This tool resembles a drill but the interchangable "bit" is flat and rather thin. The tool has a wooden knob on top and a hand crank on the side. When …

Antique Drill Press - Unknown brand 
I picked this up a few days ago from a neighbor of a friend. I thought it was interesting but I have been able to find very little info about it. You …

Unknown Tool, But Really Cool! 
Looking for an idea of what this was used for. It belonged to my great-grandfather.

Bailey wood plane 
I have a Bailey wood plane.... I think it's a model #35. It has a wood base and "BAILEY" on the front metal part by the wood knob. I'm missing the metal …

What is it? 
This drill(?) Borer(?) was in a box of old tools i bought at an auction.Maybe used in making post and beam barns???

BAILEY NO. 3 9" HAND WOOD PLANE 
JUST PICKED UP AT A YARD SALE. ALSO MARKED ON BASE PLATE UNDER HANDLE "PAT'D MAR25-02 AUG18-02." IT'S IN VERY GOOD, USABLE CONDITION AND THE BLADE IS …

What is this saw? 
16" long saw like teeth on one side knife like edge on other side. Blade tapers from bottom 2" to top 1 1/2" rounded off on top point. Chisel like handle …

Stanley or Bailey wood plane? 
I just aquired a 14" hand plane. It has "BAILEY" across the toe of the frame. It also has patent dates of "MAR-25-02, AUG-19-02, APR-19-10" on the frame. …

Unconquerable 
I pulled this out of a Carpenters tool box, from the very early 1900's. It says "Patent applied for", and Made in Germany. It looks like it may be missing …

I would Like to Know. 
Hi, I got this from an old Carpenters Tool Chest, from around 1900-1920. I Purchased 2 tool boxes from an estate sale. I cannot figure out what this …

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Porter-Cable Speedmatic 10 
As far as I can figure this saw hasn't run the since the late 80s. I'm just wondering if there's any market for such an item. It seems like such a shame …

Band Saw - C.E. Wright 
This saw is in my Father-in-law's estate. It says C.E. Wright Mfg. Co E. Orange NJ- it is cast iron I think, and has a 30" table and a 30" throat and wooden …

Honing Tool Holding Jig 
This is an approximate 3" tool, black with brass ended screws. It is a honing device with a rotating 1/2 center. No markings found.

Stanley No. 45 Combination Plane  
My best friends grandfather passed away and they let us have all of his tools. I'm not sure what year this tool is, but I have all of the bits and pieces …

Brass Jack Plane 
Its a rather pretty small brass jack plan with no name present on the body or blade. Front grip and back handle are both satin walnut. Adjustment of the …

WM J Hood -Valley Falls, RI -No22 wood clamp 
This clamp is about 42" long.The threaded handle is about 11" long.I am trying to find out any info on this clamp.

WM J Hood -Valley Falls, RI -No22 wood clamp 
This clamp is about 42" long.The threaded handle is about 11" long.I am trying to find out any info on this clamp.

3/8 Drive Rachet  
My grandfather had a shop down in Fresno. When he passed on my uncle got all his tools. Now I have them. As I am going through this mess I have come across …

Mortice machine 
Hi I have just submitted a query on another page, but found this page where I can also submit a picture of the old cast Iron Mortice machine I found …

Miller Falls 1909 Langdon Mitre Box  
This old mitre box is a Miller Falls iron and steel miter box. It is in rarely used condition. The blade still has the full emblom from Henry Disston …

Unknown Hand Tool 
Came from a chest of old, late 1800,s, woodworking tools: planes, levels, drills. Not sure if it's actually a woodworking tool or used for some other …

Unknown - some type of early hammer or.....? 
Found this while metal detecting an old habitation dating back to 1700's with continued habitation to current times. Many early fur trade items have been …

Hand Drill 
Does anybody know what this is called? If so email me at mygusdog@earthlink.net thanks

Unknown..trying to find info 
Hi,I am trying to find some info about this old tool.I am not sure if it is an antique..but its old I can say that much.As you see in the photo ,it has …

Sligo Seven in One Woodworking machine 
This machine was found lying along a southwest GA ditch waiting to go to the scrap iron pile. It was unassembled. I put it togather with the help of several …

Charles Buss & Sons Makers, Marlboro N H 
The company was starte in 1862 and kept that name until they moved in 1878. It is a wonderful fully functional single sided wood planer. I have owned it …

27 1/2 inch long threaded mystery tool~Ohio Tool Co. 
I am stumped. This is 27 1/2 inches long, made of wood. It is threaded. Best guess of the measurement of the threading is 2 1/4 inch diameter. The …

Hand Saw 
It's a Spear@Jackson (Sheffield). It has a feature that nobody can tell me what it is for. It's the little nubb that sticks up on the back of the saw about …

Stanley No. 45 Combination Plane 
I found this Stanley No. 45 Combination plane in an antique store in Chico, Ca.

Unknown Tool  
My dad gave this to me. I don't have any idea what it is and he has gone to be with the Lord.

Antique Monkey Wrench and Brace Drill 
I would like to know the value of these tools. They belong to my grandfather. I received them when he passed away. Can anyone provide any information?

Rabone Filding Ruler No. 1190 
36" Rabone folding, scaled rule with spirit level & protractor #1190.Can anyone tell me when, or approximately when this rule was made?

Mystery Hand Tool... Need Help 
Found in an old Maine barn laying next to a vintage farrier's horse tooth rasp. Hand forged iron... 23+" long... wooden grip... flattened end is turned …

1900s JM Marston & Co. Boston MA 20 inch band saw 
I just bought this band saw. I am trying to gain more information about it. The saw is in remarkable condition, has a wooden table and is "plug and …

Bailey Wood Plane 
My husband came across a wood planer with no markings on it whatsoever. From the research he's done, he says the wood on the knob on the front and the …

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mystery machine, any idea what it does? 
Mostly cast iron device, about seven inches long, table mounted, and four inches wide. crank turns two paddles, each in turn, brushes in close proximity …

Unknown three handled tool (draw knife?) 
This tool has no manufacturer markings ... either on the handles or on the metal. End to end length is 19", and the two blades are each 10 1/2" long. …

Hand cranked bench mounted tool with vertical axis collet 
This item stands about 7" tall and is made of cast iron and steel, except for the turned wooden crank handle. The crank turns a large crown gear that engages …

Old Draw Knife 
I have a old type of draw knife , I was wondering what it;s called and used for ? the best I can describe is as follows, it;s about 16 inches long with …

Are these scrapers of some kind? 
I found a couple of these hand tools that I have no idea what they are or what they do. (Photo attached). They have a rounded wooden handle the size …

Timberman's Scribe 
Can you verify the identification of the pictures below? If it is a timber man's scribe, can you describe exactly how the tool would have been used? …

Small bench Vice well made # 82 stamped under slide 
This is a Neat little Vise its total lengh with the board is aprox 10". The jaws are 1 7/8" wide and opens to 2 3/4". Its an extremly tight vise such as …

Woodworking Plane? What is this? Not rated yet
Can anyone tell me about this plane? I wonder if the round clamp is for an attachment to a vacuum to suck up the shavings? Mike@MikeCarrick.com

Unknown Riffloidish Tool Not rated yet
Same format as a riffler file, only different. It has the #43 on it, no maker, a puzzler. Provenance is from a carpenter/cabinetmaker estate sale, …

Press? Not rated yet
Appears to be a press with ropes that increase tension on the two faces. Veneer press? What else would it be used for?

Vintage Post Drill Press Not rated yet
Was in an old barn that was falling down - the owners great grandfather was a blacksmith. It has D5 on the side of it, but not sure of the Manufacture …

I dont know what it is! Not rated yet
Recently bought this at auction - can anyone tell me what it is?

Hand Saw Not rated yet
See picture. Old style bow saw.

*ROY-BEST Not rated yet
I have no idea what this hand tool is. It was my Dad’s from the 40’s or 50’s. It is about 9” long. When you screw the attached part down tightly on the …

Roy Best Not rated yet
I have no idea what this hand tool is. It was my Dad’s from the 40’s or 50’s. It is about 9” long. When you screw the attached part down tightly on the …

Craftsman Tap & Die Set Not rated yet
Does anyone know how old this tap and die set might be or when Craftsman made it? It is in the original wooden box. The box used to be a light green color …

Unique Grafting Tool Not rated yet
I thought this was a grafting tool (like for fruit trees) because it was owned by a German botonist but I have been told that is incorrect. Now I am wondering …

Delta Unisaw Not rated yet
This was Dad's pride and joy-it has sat in the basement ever since I've been alive. I'm looking to pass it on to the next craftsman. What I need is someone …

Hand Crank Bench Grinder Circa 1900 Not rated yet
Made by the Empire Implement Manufacturing Company of Albany NY. "Patent Pending 1900" is stamped on it. I found this in my father-in-law's basement …

Hand Saw Not rated yet
This saw has been in my family for many years. I tried "restoring" it but the blade was so badly rusted/corroded that I couldn't raise any kind of identifying …

Hand saw Not rated yet
This saw has been in my family for many years. I tried "restoring" it but the blade was so badly rusted/corroded that I couldn't raise any kind of identifying …

Worth 8 inch #V2 handplane Not rated yet
A fellow I know is from an old Seattle family that owned "Seattle Hardware". Knowing I love old tools he broght me a Worth brand 8 inch #V2 unused handplane …

Stanley #2c Bench Plane ? Not rated yet
Recently acquire this plane at a flea market. There are no pat.dates or any model numbers on the body. It does have the (b)casting letter under the frog. …

Quick Acting Vise Not rated yet
It is fast acting and clamps up and releases with a quarter turn of the handle. It is hard to tell how it works from the photos. When the handle is turned …

Antique plow plane with just the number 23 has brass thumb screws . Not rated yet
Very early looking plow plane with brass thumb screws similar to a Stanley 45 but not as ornate as the early models and is different how the handle is …

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Winchester Hand Plane Not rated yet
Grandfather in-law acquired it approximately 1938. Was passed to my wife. It is a Winchester hand p lane. The numbers found under blade blade adjuster …

Sargent Plow Plane  Not rated yet
This plane belonged to my wife's grandfather, who was a builder in the early teens into the forties. He completely built the house my mother-in-law was …

Barrel Don & Co? Not rated yet
I recently acquired a couple of bar clamps, I'm guessing for cabinet making. They are possibly from the early 1900's or older. I am wondering if anyone …

Millers Falls No. 18 Breast Drill Not rated yet
I bought this drill on Ebay for $3.+ $3.shipping. The actual postage was $10. A $4. loss for the seller. Go figure. The drill had surface rust and was …

Buffalo Forge Post Drill No. 146 Not rated yet
A friend had this drill mounted on a wall in his garage. He has owned that garage for 30+ years, and the drill was there when he bought the property. I …

Chicago Barrel Don & Co. Bar Clamps ? Not rated yet
I recently acquired these old clamps. From the information I got, I'm guessing they could be at least 100 years old or more. I am just wondering if any …

Corner Brace - Used with brace and bit Not rated yet
Can't find any identification on it, am going to look closer however, sometimes they're hard to find. Don't know the age, my dad, born 1896, had many, …

Langdon Miter Box #124 Not rated yet
Not much to know other than a Langdon miter box #124, Millers Falls, Greenfield, Mass.

Antique Wheaton Plane Not rated yet
Antique Plane Info Sought -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I picked up this plane this weekend at …

Millers Falls Langdon Miter Box Not rated yet
The Langdon miter boxes manufactured by the Northampton Pegging Machine Company were sold with either “ordinary” or “first quality” saws.(7) Most surviving …

Hand Block Planes - What is value? Not rated yet
We have 23 wood hand planes that are obviously extremely old. They are stamped on the ends with H. SECOR and a stmped bird also. They have other names …

Stanley Planer Not rated yet
Bought these throughout the years, here are a few I was trying to sell due to some hard times.

Log cutter? Not rated yet
I don't know anything about this piece of equipment. I am trying to find out what it is called and if it an antique?

Cast Iron Panel Clamp Not rated yet
I have come into possession of three old cast iron panel clamps. They are about 4-5 feet long and have a turning tightening mechanism like a modern pipe …

Iron Pick of Some Sort - Toom Maker's Mark? Not rated yet
Does anyone recognize this tool maker's mark on an old pick of some sort?

Rocket Master Saw-matic 8 inch Tilt Arbor Saw Not rated yet
This is an 8 inch cast iron tilt arbor saw model 400 patent number 2704560 Rocket Master Saw-matic Rocket Hi-power Tool Co. Jersey City

What is this tool? Not rated yet
I would like to know what this is. thanks

Antique Woodworking Vise Not rated yet
My great-grandfather built this in 1898, it was used to hold the piece of wood while shaping it. They used it to make whippletrees, handles for implements, …

Hi Test Needle File SET 12 assorted 5 1/2"L # 2 cut made in Italy Not rated yet
My Grandfather had these tools that came out of his dads tool box.He used them on ironwood.What is there worth? I couldn't find them on the internet.It …

What is this tool? Not rated yet
This, and many other old tools, were donated to the school I work at, no one in my department knows what it is though. Does anyone have any idea? The …

Hand Operated Drill Press - Questions Not rated yet
This hand operated drill press has been in the family for decades. I moved recently and found it tucked away in the basement. I have no information …

Two Tone Block Plane Model OH20 Not rated yet
The Stanley Two-Tone planes were promotional items made in 1940 & 41 and again in 1950 & 51, NOT as has been reported by some sources 1941 to 1943. This …

RGL Co. Pipe Wrench Not rated yet
Hi. I would like any info available on the tool shown. It is pretty rough, and the only legible markings are: RGL Co. Thanks

J.A.Gaapman or D.A. Gaapman? Brace Not rated yet
Hi, I have a brace by either J.A, or D.A. Gaapman of Sheffield Eng. I would like to know which name is correct, and the age of the tool if possible thanks …

Craftsman, Drill, Jig Saw & Orbital Sander Not rated yet
Please tell me the value of these. mscoleman@cox.net

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Maybe an adze? What are these REALLY old tools or origin? Not rated yet
I picked up these two tools at an auction. They looked like they have alot of age onto them and probably a bit of history. Any help would be appreciated …

Maybe an adze? What are these REALLY old tools or origin? Not rated yet
I picked up these two tools at an auction. They looked like they have alot of age onto them and proibably a bit of history. Any help would be appreciated …

Maybe an adze? What are these REALLY old tools or origin? Not rated yet
I picked up these two tools at an auction. They looked like they have alot of age onto them and proibably a bit of history. Any help would be appreciated …

Maybe an adze? What are these REALLY old tools or origin? Not rated yet
I picked up these two tools at an auction. They looked like they have alot of age onto them and proibably a bit of history. Any help would be appreciated …

Circular Saw - circa 1959 Not rated yet
I have a 1959 circular saw in excellent condition - in original box with original paperwork. Would anyone happen to know the value of these two items …

Craftsman Smooth Plane-sirca 1951 Not rated yet
Wood planer is in excellent condition...just a tiny spot of surface rust. Tool is in its original box with original paperwork. Would anyone happen to …

Official name of old antique handsaw. Not rated yet
We came upon an old antique handsaw that has teeth on all three sides (top, bottom, and front). Any idea what this saw is called and who might have made …

Very old hand press drill Not rated yet
I have a really old post drill which belonged to my grandfather but I don't know what is the manfacturer. I include some pictures and maybe you as an expert …

Wood moulding planes Not rated yet
I have a set of four which bear no less than 9 identifying names and I want to try to identify them. The names are:D.Orr,Melville Excelsior,Watson,R.Samson,Robertson, …

Rabone and Sons Leather Tape Measure Not rated yet
I was interested to know what value to put on my Grandfathers tape measure. Any help would be greately appreciated. John Rabone and Sons Birmingham …

Spirit Level Not rated yet
I found this level in amongst my deceased father's tools. It has brass top and bottom plates, and the wood is a rich red colour. The tool is about 10" …

Wood Vise Not rated yet
Would like to value this in US$. Greatly appreciated if you can help. Don't have much info except I purchased it at a flea market about 1999 and have …

Stanley No. 5 wood plane? Not rated yet
14" long, has "BAILEY" in raised letters accross the toe of the frame. Also on the frame are patent dates 1902, 1902 and 1910 and "STANLEY R.&L.CO. BED …

Sargent Wood Plane Not rated yet
very rare 1927 No.409 wood plane and its for sale call 540-323-0030

Craftsman Rule, Folding Not rated yet
This is a small Craftsman articulated, folding, 1-foot rule. The rule is made of wood with brass hinges and ends. It folds to about 3.5 inches, so it is …

Draw Knife Not rated yet
Found in old shed. Would like to know where to look on it for a date and possible company name. Also would like to know the best way to clean it up. Thank …

Not sure of the name Not rated yet
Nice old drill press. I would like to know who made it. Know its name or not this old drill will be looking new on my bench do-in what it do best, …

WM J Hood -Valley Falls, RI -No22 wood clamp Not rated yet
This clamp is about 42" long.The threaded handle is about 11" long.I am trying to find out any info on this clamp.

Machinery for making Wood Rain Gutters Not rated yet
Looking for a piece of machinery that could be used for making wooden rain gutters. Should be able to handle at least a 6"x6" piece of wood. Any knowledge …

Mystery Drawknife Not rated yet
The mark on this draw knife is hard to read. For the photo I penciled over the mark so the letters stand out better. I'm not real familiar with old draw …

Eureka Treadle Lathe (unrestored) Not rated yet
I bought this piece some years ago at an estate sale. I love the victorian look of the tool.

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