Virginia Toolworks

Virginia Toolworks Sales, Preservation, and Historical Reference for Fine Vintage Hand Tools... with a love of God, country, guns, trucks, and whiskey.
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Founded in 2008, Virginia Toolworks originated as a dealer of fine vintage hand tools (primarily hand planes). Since then it has grown into a repository of information on the history, use, and preservation of hand tools, both vintage and modern. Please visit the main web/blog site at virginiatoolworks.wordpress.com. The Virginia Toolworks page serves to support the blog, build traffic, and provide a place to have a little fun. You'll find not only information and articles about vintage tools and woodworking, but tools of all kinds, as well as topics and posts that I find interesting - anything from vintage aircraft to firearms, and conservative values to bizarre things I've seen. Enjoy!

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05/17/2020

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05/17/2020
This old HSB Revenoc is in pretty rough shape, but I'm pretty sure I can breathe new life into it.
05/17/2020

This old HSB Revenoc is in pretty rough shape, but I'm pretty sure I can breathe new life into it.

05/17/2020
I stopped drinking for good. Now I drink for evil.
05/17/2020

I stopped drinking for good. Now I drink for evil.

Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865 - Image by Ben Stansall
05/16/2020

Hawker Hurricane IIC PZ865 - Image by Ben Stansall

05/16/2020
Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms
05/16/2020

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

This is quite possibly my new favorite photo that we've ever taken. http://ow.ly/hgPx50zFyET

05/16/2020
Throwback Vehement goodness!
05/15/2020

Throwback Vehement goodness!

Smoky Mountain Traders
05/15/2020

Smoky Mountain Traders

Smoky Mountain Traders
05/15/2020

Smoky Mountain Traders

Smoking Hot 1961 Drop Top Cadillac just landed at SmokyMountainTraders.com Tell us where you would like to cruise this Beauty!!

Warbird Lovers
05/15/2020

Warbird Lovers

The Grumman Avenger was nicknamed the "turkey" by its crews, she does look somewhat turkey-esque here! This seemed like a fitting post for today, wishing a Happy Thanksgiving to all my American followers.

Swiss based TBM3 HB-RDG of Charlie's Heavy

Man, this Bed Rock 604C I resurrected back in 2015 was clean!
05/15/2020

Man, this Bed Rock 604C I resurrected back in 2015 was clean!

I don't even know what day it is. Thanks to this Manhattan, I don't care.
05/15/2020

I don't even know what day it is. Thanks to this Manhattan, I don't care.

05/14/2020
1953 Allard J2X Le Mans
05/14/2020

1953 Allard J2X Le Mans

05/14/2020
Archaeology Magazine
05/13/2020

Archaeology Magazine

#OTD in 1607, colonists at Jamestown, Virginia founded the first permanent English settlement in North America. The identification of burials belonging to several of Jamestown's early leaders was one of ARCHAEOLOGY's Top 10 Discoveries of 2015.

archaeology.org/issues/200-1601/features/3959-jamestown-colonial-america-burials

(Photo by Michael Lavin. Courtesy Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation (Preservation Virginia))

Photos from Virginia Toolworks's post
05/13/2020

Photos from Virginia Toolworks's post

05/13/2020
SOLD - Bought this antique Willcox & Gibbs electric sewing machine a year ago with the intent of restoring it. Never got...
05/12/2020

SOLD - Bought this antique Willcox & Gibbs electric sewing machine a year ago with the intent of restoring it. Never got to it and need to move it on out. Best guess is it dates somewhere in the 1905 to 1920 range, but I'm not certain. Plugged it in and it powers on but runs slow. Will need a good cleaning and lubrication. Comes with the foot pedal and wooden carrying case.

Would like to get $230 shipped (Looks like they sell for $200 to $400 on eBay, so could be a good project for someone looking to restore and flip). If anyone is interested before I put it on eBay, PM me. Will ship CONUS only.

Patrick Leach called the Stanley no. 112 Scraper Plane "one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the publi...
05/12/2020

Patrick Leach called the Stanley no. 112 Scraper Plane "one of the finest tools ever to have been unleashed on the public from New Britain, Connecticut." All I know is it sure makes quick and easy work of final scraping before the finish is applied. And it looks damn good in the process!

This Type 1 body style 112 is in mighty fine condition and will be going up for sale soon.

I like my ladies wrapped in leather. Sharp points, a few scars, and a little patina suits me just fine too.
05/12/2020

I like my ladies wrapped in leather. Sharp points, a few scars, and a little patina suits me just fine too.

Photos from Virginia Toolworks's post
05/11/2020

Photos from Virginia Toolworks's post

05/11/2020
Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

The embellishment on these 18th and 19th century antique firearms are true works of art. Some of the finest artisans were working in firearms to ply their trades in carving, engraving, and inlay using some of the most luxurious materials available.

Here we detail not just the artwork, but also examine the changes and similarities between these European and American hunting guns as they evolve across both time and continents. These grouping offers numerous exquisite hunting scenes that every outdoorsman will enjoy!

05/10/2020
Just listed, this spectacular and infrequently found E. C. Stearns No. 13 flexible sole spokeshave.  The flexible bottom...
05/10/2020

Just listed, this spectacular and infrequently found E. C. Stearns No. 13 flexible sole spokeshave. The flexible bottom of this patented design makes this spokeshave quite unique. Patented by Herbert Coe on March 27, 1900, this "universal spokeshave" features a flexible spring-like steel bed that can be adjusted to shave flat surfaces, convex curves, and concave curves.

The Vintage Aviation Echo
05/10/2020

The Vintage Aviation Echo

18.04.2020 - The Vintage Aviation Echo marks its 3rd birthday! We'll be publishing a new feature at midday (UK time) today, so do stay tuned in.

Massive thanks to those who've read our articles over the last three years, and particular thanks to the operators, pilots, photographers and writers we've worked with along the way. The Echo has been a labour of love and we're excited to lift the curtain on the articles and projects we've been working on.

If you're new to us, do take a look at https://vintageaviationecho.com/introducing-the-vintage-aviation-echo/ for a bit of background on who we are and what we do. You'll find almost 100 articles on the website, from huge feature interviews to airshow reviews.

To all - keep safe. Before long, the day will come when we can get back out and enjoy life to the fullest once more, and that will be the sweetest feeling. Thoughts of happy days spent enjoying aviation with amazing people have been keeping me going.

Until next time,
Elliott (Editor)

Image copyright John Dibbs - The Plane Picture Company, who we have had the pleasure of working alongside since day one.

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms
05/09/2020

Rock Island Auction - Collector Firearms

This stunning, consecutively serialized pair of Gold plated and Gustave Young factory engraved Smith & Wesson No. 3 revolvers were once a gift from the Prince of Wales to famed marksman Captain Leon Martin. Available this June at Rock Island Auction. http://ow.ly/iytS50zAWfb

Jay Fleming, Photographer
05/09/2020

Jay Fleming, Photographer

Northern Puffers are common in the Chesapeake Bay from the mouth of the bay north to Tilghman Island during the spring, summer and fall. These small fish migrate into the the bay to spawn in the shallows as the water temperatures warm. Like other pufferfish, they have the ability to inflate a chamber of their stomach with water or air as a defense mechanism to deter predators. Their prickly skin is lined with small spines, giving it a sandpaper like texture.

Unlike many pufferfish, the Northern Puffer is not poisonous to eat. A small commercial fishery in the bay exists for them, watermen target them by 'toad potting' and they are caught as a by-catch in pound nets. Northern Puffers are marketed as Sugar Toads and Sea Squab.

I photographed this fish while out snorkeling yesterday afternoon in Tangier Sound near the mouth of the Annamasex River.

www.JayFlemingPhotography.com

Beautiful 1920s vintage Stanley 12-1/2 Veneer Scraper from the Virginia Toolworks collection
05/09/2020

Beautiful 1920s vintage Stanley 12-1/2 Veneer Scraper from the Virginia Toolworks collection

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Founded in 2008, Virginia Toolworks originated as a dealer of fine vintage hand tools (primarily hand planes). Since then it has grown into a repository of information on the history, use, and preservation of hand tools, both vintage and modern. Please visit the main web/blog site at virginiatoolworks.com. The Virginia Toolworks page serves to support the blog, build traffic, and provide a place to have a little fun. You'll find not only information and articles about vintage tools and woodworking, but tools of all kinds, as well as topics and posts that I find interesting - anything from vintage aircraft to firearms, and conservative values to bizarre things I've seen. Enjoy!

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So apparently I am one of y'all's top fans. I didn't do it. Y'all did! Best posts ever! Kimberly Clarke Gully, Britt Gully
Didja see this bad boy?
Sig P210 Target and Standard.
What's in your underwear drawer? 😁
did we talk about a Rig last week , was in Hospital ?
Went on this site to look at one item and spent an hour looking at past posts. Simply amazing pictures. Thank you for sharing.
I found some other ones!
Beautiful images