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UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique

UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique

UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
From my personal collection. This is an absolutely UNBELIEVABLE set of early James Swan diamond back timber framing chisels! American Dogwood handles with the center of the branch going straight down the center of the handle. Patterned precisely after the original design. The largest slick(3 wide) has a curly hard maple handle, also in the original pattern. A little more on Dogwood. It is not commercially available and not well known, but it is my first choice for a tough and beautiful handle material. It is MUCH harder and tougher than even hickory! It also has a very fine grain and a milky, cream color that is even more gorgeous that in the pictures. It Is similar to English boxwood in grain and texture, but whiter in color. You will love this wood! Laminated steel blades(all but the 1/4 inch). Flattened and sharpened on water stones. Scary – shaving – sharp! Some pitting on some, hardly any on others. Sizes(approximately): 3 wide by 31 1/2 overall! 2, 1 3/4, 1, 1/2, 3/4, 1/2, and 1/4. These are the finest timber framers that you are ever likely to see. Do a Google or Pinterest search and see if you can even find a photo of a comparable set. The laminated steel is nothing short of legendary, and there is no finer maker than Mr. I assure you that they will put a big childish grin on your face every time you pick one up! The item “UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique” is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels”. The seller is “505staci” and is located in Midland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: James Swan
  • Featured Refinements: Vintage Chisel

UNBELIEVABLE JAMES SWAN SET! Chisel Timber Framing Laminated Steel Antique
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AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket

AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket

AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
From my personal collection, sadly. I truly love this set of chisels, but it is time to move on. These are a real treasure and I know that you will love and cherish them as I have. This is an absolutely EPIC set of early James Swan chisels! The markings on this set lead me to believe it is one of the earliest sets offered by the James Swan Company. The handles are not original. I made them out of applewood, which was the high end handle material offered by James Swan at the time. I made them to the original specifications, so they are exactly the handles that the set would have had new. They are individually hand fitted to the chisel sockets for a perfect, tight fit. The blades have some pitting. They have been flattened and sharpened with water stones and are absolutely Scary – Shaving – Sharp! I should note here that these chisels have a slight bow. This is not a defect! They were made that way so that fine paring work can be performed without the handle hitting the wood surface. I have restored many antique chisel sets by many old makers and they were all made this way. It is so very rare to find a set in the original box with the interior labeling. Even a search in the mighty GOOGLE engine will not reveal the existence of a finer set of James Swan Chisels. I can personally vouch to the quality of Mr. This is a set that will bring you joy every time you pick them up, and that you will be proud to pass down through the generations. The item “AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket” is in sale since Friday, June 7, 2019. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Tools, Hardware & Locks\Tools\Carpentry, Woodworking\Chisels”. The seller is “505staci” and is located in Midland, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.
  • Brand: James Swan
  • Featured Refinements: Vintage Chisel

AWESOME JAMES SWAN SET! Woodworking Chisels Cast Steel Antique Vintage Socket
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Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster

Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster

Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster
The unusual, dark chip-carved oak case is stylistically a bit of a holdover from the previous century. The case has more of a 17th century look, not only by material and decoration but because of the slim waist and comparatively narrow hood and face. The working eight-day weight-driven movement is original to the case and strikes a bell on the hour. There is a functional calendar dial and a seconds bit as well. Fortunately the lovely old case still retains the rich black patina that only a couple hundred years can impart. An interesting unmodified transitional element is the curious carved crown treatment on the hood which seems to foreshadow the “broken arch” pediment which started appearing about 1750. This fine grandfather clock measures 7’9″ tall and is 20″ wide at the hood. Just big enough to be authoritative but not imposing. It will fit in a modern 8′ ceiling house without any alterations. The movement has been recently overhauled and it keeps good time on one winding a week. The item “Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster” is in sale since Sunday, May 6, 2018. This item is in the category “Collectibles\Clocks\Antique (Pre-1930)\Grandfather”. The seller is “beeki” and is located in Richmond, Virginia. This item can’t be shipped, the buyer must pick up the item.
Antique English Tall Case Grandfather clock C. 1740, James Webster