Wednesday, March 9, 2011
After chatting with the store owner a bit she informed me that all of the molding planes, there must have been fifty of them or so, had been stored inside this chest. She purchased the chest at auction for an undisclosed amount. Man, what a find that would be! The store owner graciously allowed me to take all of the chest drawers out and photograph it.
Inside the chest there is a till along the front and three sliding drawers of slightly different widths that run on a stepped board at each side of the chest. I didn't get a photo of this, but I beleive there was also a board under the till with holes in it that appeared to be for storage of chisels etc.
I drove by the same antique store a couple of weeks ago and intended to stop and see if the chest was sold and to add once again to my molding plane collection but lo and behold the store had either gone out of business or relocated. I'm heading back to the island next week, perhaps I'll find another treasure!