Favorite Old Tool(s) #3: More Stuff

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Blog entry by Paul posted 05-14-2007 03:01 AM 778 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Beautiful Rosewood & Brass Part 3 of Favorite Old Tool(s) series Part 4: Molding Tools »

1. A pair of neat bar clamps I found some time ago. I had not seen clamps like this before and haven’t since. Neat and unique cam action clamping. They work great!

2. Two slicks marked with my grandfather’s intitials – HG – my father married later in life and I never met my father’s father. It’s special to me to be the caretakers of these and other tools marked with his initials.

3. I used to have a collection of these rubber “unbreakable” tote planes made for the Norvell-Shapleigh Hardware company (St. Louis) for a very brief time circa 1917-19. Friends gave me this large size #8 example not knowing that I had sold my collection.

4. A neat wooden sash plane. This plane cuts the sashes for window panes. If I ever build a window from scratch, I’m ready.

5. A pair of tongue and groove planes given to me by a friend. Can you imagine being a carpenter’s apprentice. standing all day pushing these planes and making tongue and groove flooring?

Old Tools #2

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 05-14-2007 01:28 PM

these sure sound special . The initials—wow. Make sure you tell all of your family so they know what a treasure they are..

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#2 posted 05-14-2007 01:45 PM

Some cool tools Paul. I have some really nice tools from my Grandpa. Early Sears Craftsman (30’s-40’s) Also have tools from Craftsman Tool Company , before owned by Sears in 1927. My Dad didn’t know what a tool was I don’t think…He played a trumpet and taught music all his life. Do you have a “Mini-Museum” for tools in your shop? I just keep mine in with the other tools, having them tagged, but figured he would want them this way. I do use them.

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#3 posted 05-14-2007 10:24 PM

Great blog series. I have a nice 1940s Delta lathe in my shop. It still works great.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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