Favorite Old Tool(s) #7: Grandfathers' Tools

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Blog entry by Paul posted 09-07-2007 05:10 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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A Stanley 5 Jack plane
A Board Scribe
A Draw Knife

Each is marked with my Paternal Grandfather’s initials. A neat side note is that I have the die stamps that he used to mark these tools!

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A Monster Mallet
A Smith-made draw knife
Eggbeater Drill

These belonged to my Maternal Grandfather

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A Stanley 5 jack plane
A Stanley 4 smooth plane
A Revenoc transitional smooth plane

These also belong to my Maternal Grandfather

When I get a lull in projects, I need to spend about a week cleaning up these and many other old tools.

-- Paul, Texas

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#1 posted 09-07-2007 05:17 AM

Very nice. They will clean up nice. The tote on your #4 is a wonderful color. It is great that you can keep them in the family.

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

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#2 posted 09-07-2007 05:18 AM

Wow! nice collection of tools. Your Grandfathers took really good care of them. Im jellous. especially the #5 Stanley.

-- bryano

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Thos. Angle

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#3 posted 09-07-2007 02:31 PM

Love ‘em. Those old boys did.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#4 posted 09-07-2007 03:40 PM

Great collection!

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#5 posted 09-07-2007 05:26 PM

A nice collection Paul. I am looking forward to seeing your projects made with these.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#6 posted 09-07-2007 10:29 PM

how wonderful!!! Makes me smile. I love the history and the stories that come with old family tools

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#7 posted 09-08-2007 06:23 AM

Very, very nice. I think about my Dad and Grandfather every time I use one of their tools. I make sure I find places to use them. Especially when I’m building something for a family member.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker

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#8 posted 09-13-2007 05:21 AM

Not sure about your lull theory…

Thanks for sharing photos of the tools!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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