My first acquisition from Patrick Leach


On Monday my first tools bought from Patrick Leach arrived safe and sound. You will find all his details on the library page of this site. Patrick has singlehandedly solved my problems with regards to accessing quality old world tools.

Here you can see 3 x Imhoff & Lange wood screw box and tap sets.


This Irwin Auger set were made well and truly before 1900, but is soooo much better than anything you can buy today. Even the lid of the original wooden box is built with breadboard ends. There are 9 augers ranging from 4/16″ to 1″



This Miller’s Falls #88 jointer gauge will first be subjected to my usual rehab and then put into action for many years to come, hopefully.

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