Some of them are very valuable in the world of antique tools both because of their rarity and the type of materials that were used on them.Any of the following may be of special interest to collectors: A plumb bob is a weight that is suspended from a line.Perhaps because they are thought to have been made only by Record, they seem to be regarded as a budget Record plane.This could have been quite near the truth around 1964, when Record were preparing to dis-continue the brand after the takeover of Woden Tools Ltd. However, the Woden plane story starts around 1953/54 when the Steel Nut & Joseph Hampton Ltd.The Woden hand plane is not a common tool when compared with the numbers still around from other vintage makers such as Stanley and Record.Indeed, not much real detail appears to be known about them.
And in the layer with the artifacts were burned bits of willow, poplar, and pine, which were themselves dated between 10,000 and 12,500 years ago.
Old nails were handmade, square and often had beaten heads and were generally uneven in appearance; whilst modern nails (post circa 1880) are mass produced and uniform.
Look for a blackened area of wood around corroded iron nails.
They are used to hold a chisel stationary so that the woodworker can thin or shape boards of wood.
Until planes were mass produced, many carpenters made their planes themselves, bought blades from blacksmiths, and carved decorations or initials into the plane. In addition, collectors may want to watch for these details as well: There are numerous styles of vintage saws that may be of interest to collectors.