The Store

Periodically, I will post items that I have for sale.  The list changes frequently as I also sell on eBay under the handle nicmk.  This COVID thing has really messed with my ability to acquire inventory and consequently I am running very low on the most popular sizes and brands. I still have a few and if you have a particular need, holler out to me and I'll see what I can do to help you out.


If you see something that interests you, you may contact me at and I will 1. Answer questions, 2. Send more photos, or 3. Be happy to sell you something. 

Unless otherwise noted, each of my items is user ready, tuned, sharp and ready to go to work.  If you happen to be a perfectionist you will likely want to fine tune your new plane to meet your own personal specifications.  I will do as much work on the item as is practical but understand that it isn't a perfect specimen, never was probably even when new.  If  you're looking for perfection, design one and have it made.  Let me know as I've never seen a perfect plane before.  Generally these planes are at least 60 years old and will have typical usage marks, perhaps some pitting, bare metal staining, tool box dings and other work related injuries. 

If any look interesting, feel free to contact me directly for additional details.

If the item shows that it's been SOLD no worries.  I've got more in the queue so check back again soon. It takes some time to get them ready.  If you are interested you can contact me through this website contact page: or via my facebook page:

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Inventory Reduction Sale

Classic Stanley Bailey No 4 type 19 c1948-1961 Unused or near so w/ Original Box SOLD

I finally came to the realization that my collection needs to be slimmed down. The listed planes are in great condition and any would look great in yours, on a shelf or in your hands doing what it is designed to do. Photos available on request or look for one on the "Bench Planes" page. Contact me directly for more details.

In near flawless condition this No 4 type 19 would be a perfect beginning to a great collection of Bailey bench planes. 


Standard Rule No 2 size 7" smoothing plane Extremely rare

Manufactured c1883-1887, this is the rarest of all sizes of Standard Rule planes and one of the rarest most desirable collectable planes. It was produced for only 4 years until 1887 when Standard Rule merged with the Upson Nut Company. Stanley bought the plane manufacturing part of Upson Nut in 1893. This one has been in my collection for years and now it's time to share. Contact me directly for pricing and other details.

Stanley No 110 Block Plane c1920s SW Clean Sharp Ready to Use SOLD

A very common block plane but this one is uncommonly clean, sharp and ready to use. For the price, you can't go wrong with this one.


Unused Stanley Bailey No 3 type 16 c1933-1941 With Original Box SOLD

A beautiful unused type 16 Bailey No 3 with the original box in near mint condition. Doesn't get any better than this. Perfect for the shelf.

"A Beginner's Guide to Bench Planes 
The Pocket Guide"

Just bought your first plane? This guide will help you set it up and keep it maintained in a "ready to use" condition.  Filled to the brim with helpful pointers on sharpening, basic tuning and maintenance of you new bench plane.  A "must have" smaller pocket size guide for the new or learning user.  Order direct from the author. Contact me for details.


Classic Stanley Bailey No 8 First Lateral Type 5 c1885-1887 SOLD

One of the best examples of an early Bailey I've encountered. Type 5 planes are scarce and this one would be perfect for the collection or a cautious user/collector.


Stanley Bailey No 5 post WWII type 18 Beautiful Example with Original Box SOLD

One of the nicest post WWII era example of a No 5 jack I've seen, near unused and with the original box. An amazing representation of a type 18 made only between about 1946 and 1948.