My goal with the tools I am selling is to provide instant users with only sharpening required or light tuning. No dirty/rusty tools that will dirty your hands, just clean out the box users.
First for sale is a Stanley 140 skew block plane, Type 1, that I cleaned and de-rusted myself. The plane was missing the side plate screws so I purchased replacements from St. James Tool Bay Co. The plane was found in terrible condition so I used electrolytic rust removal and shined the lever cap because it wasn't patina anymore, it was pure neglect. The plane has about 50% of japanning, rust destroyed a lot of it. I buffed out the rosewood knob so that it is clean and pleasant to the touch, but all the marks of time intact. The knob is in excellent shape. All in all, I feel the cleaning job/restoration was tastefully done and the plane is beautiful and ready with some sharpening and possible sole truing.
125$ plus shipping.
IMG_2390 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2393 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2391 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
Next for sale, a type 1 Stanley 48 tongue and groove plane in beautiful shape. The plane has 80% of its japanning and I de-rusted/cleaned/polished the areas that are important for function. I purchased a replacement blade from St. James Tool Bay Co. so all the blades are there, the plane works beautifully and all gliding surfaces are polished. The fence holds firmly and swivels smoothly. Just sharpen the blades up and put it to work. The handle was buffed out, I did not polish the brass because that is not essential to function and will leave it up to the next owner to decide how he wishes to preserve the plane.
75 dollars plus shipping.
IMG_2385 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2387 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2388 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
Next for sale, a restored Stanley 921 6" brace w/ rosewood handle and pad. The brace was just neglected and a mess, beyond the point of patina, so I decided to go down the restoration route with the brace. The pads have been totally re-sanded and buffed/waxed. The pads are now flawless and gorgeous. The brace has been totally de-rusted and shined up. The chuck ratchets smooth and freely, the jaws have a bit of minor deformation from gripping circular bits, but grip as good as the day they were made. The brace really spins wonderfully and comes in one of the handiest/rarer sizes for cabinet building, 6". The brace does have initials in it as you can see in the picture below of the ratchet mechanism, but the initials "W.John" are very tastefully placed and beautiful ( why can't all initials on all tools look so nice?)
85$ plus shipping.
IMG_2371 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2374 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2372 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2373 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
Next for sale, A Miller Falls 2a drill with side handle and most of the finish on the handle in shape. The completely cleaned the drill and de-rusted/polished the metal surfaces, the handles have been cleaned and this drill is ready for business. It spins and turns freely and the jaws engage/retract smoothly.
35$ plus shipping for a drill that is ready to be used and not dirty your hands.
IMG_2377 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2378 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
Irwin pattern Auger bits, a near-complete set of various makes but missing 11/16 and 16/16. I de-rusted all the bits and polished them up so that they are ready to be sharpened with no fuss and become instant users. They come complete in a canvas pouch which I washed for the next owner. The number 9 bit is a NOS bit so you can get an idea of how sharp the bit should be when aiming for a goal while sharpening the rest of them.
45$ plus shipping.
IMG_2370 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
Pexto 12" wing dividers that have been de-rusted/restored. The dividers had bent legs, I hammered them straight, then cleaned and shined them up a bit since they were in a sad and neglected state. I then sharpened the tips up so that they are needle pointy and sprayed them with boeshield. They are ready for your layout duties with no further work and come stuck in a champagne cork for safety reasons. Clean, wonderful dividers with great tension in the spring and friction at the joint.
35$ plus shipping.
IMG_2384 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr
IMG_2383 by Christian Castillo1, on Flickr