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Older Queries

Older Queries

This section contains all the queries posted on the old website up to May 2020. There is a vast store of information here so please browse and make use of the search facility to find out more.  

Maarten Sjouw would like to find out more about two planes and a drawknife which have irons marked "Iohn Green".  The front handles are of a shape similar to a plane from 1769.

Philip Lean of Canberra   is interested in finding out about a very old saw he bought in a  secondhand/recycling store in Canberra, Australia. 

Brian Egan bought this beautiful old tool made by Joseph Haywood and Co.

Scott Essen has  found an old hand saw that has no makers mark on it that he can see,

Jerome van der Meulen found this tool in a second hand shop in South Africa. It looks  a bit like like a horse’s hoof pick, but not quite.  Jerome would welcome our help in  identifying this. 

Dan Putnam recently purchased a small lot of shaves that included this particular example. He believes that it is some type of coach router, but despite searching he has been unable to find any other examples of this type.


A fascinating question from Andy Marczewski and an even more fascinating explanation by Jane Rees. 

Robert Lock  was recently given an old (beech) coffin plane fitted with an  original aluminium sole - very badly corroded over the years.

Colin Jordan would be interested to know if any members have information about an Asprey's tool box which he purchased some years ago. There are a few items missing and he is keen to know more about them.  

Ellis Woods has just come into the possession of a pillar drill. After cleaning it up he found it to be made by Tardrew & Sons Bideford.

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