Tyzack router, an exact copy of the Preston 1399 is fast becoming a popular substitute for the much sought after Preston. Even though the Tyzack is a rare beast than the Preston it can be purchased for less than 2/3 of the price. A good example of the Preston fetching £300-£350 where a Tyzack will cost under £200. Having said that the price for them is on the up.
Marking & mortise gauges.
Assorted marking gauges, 6 by Mathieson
Below is my small collection of Mathieson saws:
This Mathieson boxwood pad saw must be one of my most treasured pieces in my entire collection. The boxwood is golden yellow and the item is so tactile. It always amazes me that even with something as basic as a pad saw that Alex Mathieson still produced items of such high quality, Also seen in the photograph is a rosewood version of the pad saw.
This is my token collection of Norris of London Planes. The only reason I bought these planes was that to be seen as a true collector, I felt that I should have at least some Norris in my collection.
Often described: with having a Norris type adjuster, one of my favourite display planes the GTL, Guaranteed Tools Limited of London who operated in the 1920s and 30s. ( I’m told that as a user plane they are rubbish, they do make a nice display item.)