My Patternmaker's Tool collection consists of the following:
- Recast Tools
- A brass copy of a Stanley 71 Router (type 8)
- An aluminum copy of a Stanley 271 Router
- A bronze four inch wide router that looks like a one half scale
Stanley 71 1/2! It's a copy of the original owned by
St. James Bay Tool Company.
It has the the name Andy cast into it with drafted
- A bronze copy of a Stanley #49 adjustable bit gauge
- A bronze recast of a type two
Stanley 45 This piece is very interesting as the entire body is
a single piece- including the skate! Also notable, the two knobs
on the fence that hold the rods in place have different threads and
therefore cannot be interchanged.
- Antique Patterns
- A chess set pattern!
- A 6" anvil pattern
- A mahogany pattern makers plane pattern
- A Fire Hydrant pattern. Description:
Patternmaker's model of a fire hydrant. I believe this one hails
from Watertown, NY. Very nicely made example of what it was
patternmakers did all day -- and most unusual.
Update: The hydrant pattern is more likely a single cylinder, 2-cycle marine engine pattern!
- A pattern that looks suspiciously like a lathe
- A two sided pattern board for something looking like a plumbing fitting
- A Cylindrical shaped something or other complete with following board
- Books and Ephemera
- Gates and Risers for Castings by Pat Dwyer
- Elementary Foundry Technology Edited by Lawrence A. Hartley
Second edition revised by Pat Dwyer and Edwin Bremer 1937
- Tales from the Gangway: Random Stories from the casting
shop that have entertained readers of The Foundry by Pat Dwyer
- Modern Shop Practive 1941 8 volume set. Volumn 2 contains a section
on Pattern making, volumn 3 contains a section on foundry work.
- Pattern Making by G. H. Willard (1910 text book on pattern making)
- Pattern Making by Ritchey and Monroe (1923).
- Foundry Work part 1 and 2 American School Chicago by William Stimpson
- Exploring Patternmaking and Foundry Harvey D. Miner and John G. Miller 1939
- Emmert catalog reprint
- 1891 Pattern maker's publication: "Journal of Proceedings of the
Pattern Makers' National League of North America. Fourth Regular
Session Held at Chicago, Feb 2 to 6, 1891"
- Fine Woodworking issue 26
- Cast Iron Fittings for Iron and Steel Pipe. Kuhns Brothers Company
Dayton, Ohio Catalog No. 18 1949
- Traverse City fire hydrants and gate valves Traverse City Iron Works
No. 17 (not sure of the year but their phone number is listed as WA 2-4714!)
- The Complete Metalsmith by Tim McCreight 1991
- Constructing & using Wood Patterns by C. W. Ammen
- Foundrywork for the Amateur by B. Terry Aspin
- The Backyard Foundry by B. Terry Aspin
- Foundry Practice- Boy Scout Merrit Badge Series 1940
- Bellfounding; Shire Album 212, by Trevor S. Jennings.
Available at Martin
J Donnelley Antique Tools
- reprints of pattern making books most from
Update: it looks like Lindsay is not carrying many of these pattern making books
- Advanced Patternmaking by The International Correspondence Schools
- Core Making 1940 by Elmer F. Scott
- The Pattern Makers Assistant by Joshua Rose
- Practical Wood Patternmaking by J. Robert Hall
- Wood Pattern Making by Herbert J. McCaslin
- Pattern making 1905 "Lost Technology" Series. Reprinted
from "Modern Engineering Practice"
- US Navy Foundry manual
- Making Crucibles by Vince Gingery
- Uncle Dave Gingery's Shop Note Book 1
- How I Pour Babbitt Bearings by Vince Gingery
- Lathe work for beginners by Raymond Francis Yates
- Secrets of Green Sand Casting
- Booklets by
Lionel Oliver II
- The Flowerpot Crucible Furnace
- Making Pulleys with hand tools... and casting them in metal
- Pattern Supply Catalogs
- White Metal & Brass Pattern Letters & Figures H W Kinght &
Son Catalogue No. 26
- Adams & Nelson Company Chicago Catalogue 19
Catalog L (circa 1940)
- Freeman Supply Company
Catalog No. 9 (1949)
- Fillet Tools
- Other Pattern Makers Tools
- A core box making machine
- A bronze planer for a drill press.
- A wooden handled round over tool. It has
seven different tips marked with different radi.
- 12" Starrett combination square with centering head and protractor
- A pattern makers tool box with key (auction catalog said sans key!)
- Sissor calipers - niclel plated brass
- A set of Starrett radius gages no. S167D
- A small aluminum spoke shave (shown with the fillet plane above)
- An aluminum bodied pattern maker's plane with 8 Stanley SW blades and
8 soles (rounds)
- A brass bodied pattern maker's plane with 2
soles (one hollow, one round) and pattern for the plane body!
- A set of pattern makers gouges
- A small craftsman made aluminum core box plane
- A Superior Works
- A Stanely tape measure Not necessarily a
pattern makers tool but still cool. It says "Charter Member
- Shrink rules:
- A 1 foot Brown and Sharpe metal shrink rule 3/16" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Starrett no. 370 metal shrink rule 1/8" shrink per foot
- A 2 foot Starrett no. 370 metal shrink rule 1/8" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Starrett no. 377 metal shrink rule 1/4" shrink per foot
- A 2 foot Starrett no. 377 metal shrink rule 1/4" shrink per foot
- A 2 foot Starrett no. 389 metal shrink rule 5/32" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Starrett no. 393 metal shrink rule 7/16" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Lufkin no. C-83A metal shrink rule 1/16" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Lufkin no. 83C metal shrink rule 1/10" shrink per foot
- A 1 foot Lufkin no. 83F metal shrink rule 3/16" shrink per foot
- A 2 foot Lufkin no. 83F metal shrink rule 3/16" shrink per foot
- A 2 foot Stanley 30 1/2 E wooden shrink rule (S.W. Logo!) 1/8" shrink per foot
- Three bronze tool for cutting gates
in the sand.
- Lifters and other foundry tools
Castings from my own patterns:
Castings from Rob Kempinski's patterns:
- A 51 like shooting board plane I had cast in iron
- A 112 like scraper plane I had cast in bronze
- Type II of the scraper plane! (cast iron this time)
- A Man in the Moon cradle stop- see the cradle
in issue 11 of Home Furniture or click here.
There is more on the cradle I made here.
- A small flask cast at the iron foundry for the
guy at the bronze foundry who casts all my parts.
- A 289 fence- click here for a picture of
the pattern and castings!
- The logo of a foundy where I had stuff cast (sadly no longer in business).
- A 97 like chisel
plane in iron
- A 52 like shooting board, hold down and
quadrant cast in iron
- Be sure to check out David Sawyer's
pattern making tool page. His great grandfather was a pattern maker.
(Some guys have all the luck :-)
See also his new
Update: Neither link seems to be working.