Toggle navigation Swingley Development. I just picked up a couple of nice old bench chisels. One a Buck Brothers and the other apparently by just one Buck. I am slowly amassing a useful library on planes, but have essentially nothing on chisels. McConnell a I don’t own the general books on collecting and tool values by Barlow or Kean, so maybe they have some of this kind of information? However, when it comes to Buck Bros. When Ken Roberts reprinted the Buck Bros. Price List in , he included a brief history of the firm in an essay entitled: “Commentary Concerning the Buck Bros. Charles and John arrived in and were associated with D.
Hand Tool School #20: My Favorite Chisel
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Everlast everlasting Stanley 1/8” #20 chisel early dates pre SW. ILS 3 LARGE ANTIQUE BUCK BROS CHISELS. ILS
To view all auction items in our Web Albums, click here. To see all photos in order, select All Photos in blue in the image above. Clicking on individual photos reveals full description and the ability to zoom in. FTJ Auction The absentee auction below ended Sunday, September 13, Patented in and manufactured by the Winn Co. Consists of a frame quadrant and two sector blades all in the original flat wooden box with veneer coming off.
Includes the original 28 page instruction book with lots of tables and you will need it. Never seen another. Good plus SGN6 Handmade dividers. Large wing-style with brass hinge brass and iron decorative inlays brass wingnut and tips. Appear to be old with some wear and staining on wood but overall very beautiful and unique. Good plus SPM Carving set in box.
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For this history of the Buck Brothers, I’ve gone back to many of their original sources, and, during the Kinda makes it hard to figure out the age of your tools if the same catalog drawings are being used Charles then married Maria Kendall.
I was recently asked by a Hand Tool School member to provide a list of good chisel brands to aid him in buying. That’s actually a pretty tough question to answer seeing as I don’t have more than 5 minutes of fiddle time with more than a couple brands. So I started to think about what I like about my favorite chisels, and for that matter which one is my favorite chisel. My favorite chisel isn’t pretty, it’s beat up pretty badly and has lots of patina on the socket handle and the blade.
The handle has a ratty leather washer on top, and I don’t think I can even free it from the socket any longer. It is a Buck Bros. Here’s the thing, this chisel fits my hand like a glove. The edge, while not as durable as some of the modern alchemy, can be honed razor sharp. The bevel is set at 20 degrees with a slight microbevel.
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The usual brands are represented- Disston, Stanley, Starrett, Buck Brothers, as well as It post-dates the VBM era and has Sargent’s full line of planes, both the.
Wood chisels are used for so many different steps in making wood joints. This brief buying guide is designed to help you save money and avoid the mistakes of buying the wrong woodworking chisels. In these buying guides I focus mostly on basic woodworking hand tools. Here are the basic three types of wood chisels:. Bench chisels can be shaped as bevel edge, firmer, or registered. Paring chisels are more delicate chisels used for paring, or careful slicing of the wood.
Paring chisels have thinner steel and are usually sharpened with a low angle to aid in paring end-grain and other difficult grain.
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Unlike the mysterious personal life of fellow Millbury, MA edge tool maker T. For this history of the Buck Brothers, I’ve gone back to many of their original sources, and, during the course of my own research, I have uncovered a few more that help to fill in some gaps. Especially noteworthy are an catalog and Richard Buck’s diary which is owned by the Massachusetts Historical Society. One of the most interesting things that I have uncovered is where the Buck Brothers got their start.
On the cover of the catalog, they point out that they are “Formerly of Sheffield, England,” which means a whole lot in the world of tools. But on the catalog cover which looks remarkably similar to the catalog , they state “Formerly in the employ of Messrs. Spear and Jacksons, Wm. Ash and Co. Also interesting to note is that many of the original etchings from are still in use in the catalog! Kinda makes it hard to figure out the age of your tools if the same catalog drawings are being used 25 years after they were drawn.
For thirty years he was the manager of the Newbold factory in Sheffield. He spends his life working in various Sheffield edge tool and cutlery manufacturers.
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This is what I believe to be my opinion in most cases, but often taken from some other source. Use the information as such. Pine Knot and Bluegrass were house brands of Belknap. Belknap started in Louisville, Kentucky in twenty years before the start of the Civil War;it was started by William Burke Belknap. They had several tiers of tools the first one is the highly recognized name of Bluegrass followed by Pine Knot, Crusader and Cyclone tools.
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