I had the pleasure of meeting a gentleman yesterday who was selling some tools left by his father. Judging by the excellent quality of the tools and the outstanding condition his father had kept them in, he was a man who respected the tools and appreciated their quality.
We were able to agree a deal which we both felt was fair and I came home with some very good items.
If anyone has info on ‘S.Willson’, (the skewed rebate plane), please let me know. This was my favourite find of the day. With a perfect skew blade, (and another used one), a nice boxed edge, depth stop and lovely overall patination, it’s a pleasure to behold.
With that, a nice E.C Atkins ‘Stanley’ mitre-box saw is stunning condition and plenty of fine carving chisels. The roll of the smaller chisels feels like a surgeons kit, such are the fineness of the blades. I also found a great toothing plane by Moseley with a body and blade in a condition that made it look hardly used.
A great day with a lovely chap and some great knowledge learned along the way.
The maker of the skewed Badger plane is actually Arnold, as ‘HandMadeInWood’ makes clear in his post below. If anyone has more details than he has kindly supplied, I would love to know more about this maker.