Rare antique 18th century William Madox (1748-1775) carpenter’s beechwood sash fillister plane in fair condition for age. This isn’t a plane you will find easily and highly unappreciated with many collectors for what it actually is, there are certain types of planes that shouldn’t be confused with other types such as moulding planes baring the same name. Rarely will you find 18th century plough planes let alone a sash fillister with such an early design with the iron emphasising on the inner side of the sole. When you consider how other planes are valued for their rarity this plane will certainly make them look rather common.
Note: Probably been cleaned up in the past and the reason it’s light colour in appearance, age related cracks in the stems due to rust expansion from the pins that connect them to the guide, which is to be expected. Guide wedges also replaced by user at some point and body dowel inserts.
For all its imperfections this plane is highly rated and once the wider growing audience of tool collectors start to fully appreciate and understand the importance early planes, owning one will but a distant dream.
We sell collectable and old usable tools that are lightly cleaned before being offered for sale. Used tools are not perfect and may have minor flaws due to wear and tear. Any major defects will be pointed out in the description. All items are sold in an “as is” condition and have not been tested; some reconditioning may be required according to buyer’s standards which can vary wildly. Whilst best reasonable efforts are made to ensure usable items are brought to a good standard, those expecting perfection from a used tools should consider buying new. Items described as ‘Antique’ or ‘Collectable’ are not sold for the purpose of use, if the buyer uses them we regard the item as sold or intends to use them it is their responsibility for additional costs to upgrade. If in doubt please ask as we are more than happy to help.
Prior to selling online we used the web as a buyers for quite some time and although there was a hiccup or two by other sellers we found them all to be helpful when they were made aware, I aim to be the same. Whilst I would like to think i’m perfect my wife would always say I had perfect intentions and was honest enough to hold my hands up when i get it wrong. So if on the rare occasion I do get it wrong it’s not intentional and i will do my utmost to put it right for you.
Postage: As you can appreciate there is a lot of work needed to bring these tools back to life as a result I do get quite dirty when working in the workshop. I do have to allocate a whole day to postage as a different operation because of this so I pack all orders every Monday and order the collection from Hermes which generally takes 1-2 days to collect. So depending on what day you order it will vary the delivery time. please allow 5 – 10 days for delivery for the UK.