These are my last eBay purchases before my US trip. The tenon saw is a Spear & Jackson 8″ dovetail saw with a brass back. Steel backed ones work as well too, but are slightly lighter in weight.
The man who sent this saw took great trouble to bubble wrap it, double box it and then wrap the cardboard box in brown paper.
Thats true of the plane also. I really like that in dealing with people. For any faults people have buying or selling on eBay, I am amazed that the items I have always received have had pristine packaging. I am sure others have had bad experiences, but I love to see how people care for shipping woodworking tools.
The Stanley #4 smoothing plane
The plane is obviously a Stanley #4. Another favourite plane of mine and one I have been espousing as one of the best. With this plane in its most basic form I can do almost anything I need in the workshop where planing is the issue; no matter the wood.