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Shop Tools #6: Today's Finds - June 10 2007

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 06-10-2007 08:15 PM 3056 reads 0 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today was the monthly antique sale here in town. I found a few interesting items today. I’m going to cut to the chase. Here they are.

A set of Millers Falls carving tools

Millers Falls Carving Tools

A pair of Starret Dividers

Starret Dividers

A 1” Chisel for my “Frank’s style greenwood working tool kit”. This is a heavy duty chisel.

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A pair of R. Bliss Mfg Co. Wooden Screw Clamps. These are for the wall of the shop. They are 16” long and the screws are about 20” long. They were $5 each. Cannot beat that with a stick.

Bliss Wooden Screw Clamps

A Stanley Bailey #7 Jointer plane. This one has a 1910 Patent date.

Stanley Bailey #7 Jointer Plane

This is a real strange brace. It is marked Hermes Western Germany. It has a blade installed similar to a hacksaw blade. If you have any clues as to what it is used for let me know.

Strange Brace #1
Strange Brace #2
Strange Brace #3

Thats all folks. Have a great Sunday.

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



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#1 posted 06-10-2007 08:53 PM

That last one looks like a poor man’s jab saw or something. It would probably work quite well with the handle.

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#2 posted 06-10-2007 08:56 PM

Now THAT’s a score, Wayne!

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

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#3 posted 06-11-2007 12:09 AM

Great finds. You will need to expand your shop pretty soon to store or display this great stuff.

-- Fred Childs, Pasadena, CA - - - Law of the Workshop: Any tool, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible corner.

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#4 posted 06-11-2007 06:40 AM

We just do not get tools like that over here – I think the woodworkers must be burried with there tools. – When I go they better dig a “bloody” big hole – I want my unisaw with me!!!!!!

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#5 posted 06-11-2007 11:19 AM

excellent—love those little screwdrivers.

Tony—too funny lol

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#6 posted 06-11-2007 04:11 PM

Nice score Wayne…. That brace /blade combo is weird…you sure they go together? Maybe someone’s attempt at a taper borer. On second thought it might allow for more control when cutting curves. The rear handle is made for holding in your hand…not pressing against something (chest/belly) like a typical brace. You could turn the blade as you saw more easily with it I would think.

-- Bob, Carver Massachusetts, Sawdust Maker http://www.capecodbaychallenge.org

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#7 posted 06-11-2007 05:47 PM

A nice haul Wayne. It looks like it was a good day for tool shopping.

-- Bill, Turlock California, http://www.brookswoodworks.com

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#8 posted 06-11-2007 06:04 PM

Thanks guys. The saw is really strange. You can actually unscrew one half of the rear handle and attach it to the other side. I’ll take a photo of that configuration tonight.

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

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#9 posted 06-15-2007 11:22 PM

Hi Wayne

Did you ever figure out the use of that weird Brace and Saw Blade – or is it just a April 1st special?

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#10 posted 06-15-2007 11:36 PM

I have not. I’ll try to remember to take some more pictures tonight.

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

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#11 posted 06-18-2007 07:11 AM

Here are some more pictures of the brace and saw blade.

Brace/

Handle

Handle

Handle apart

Saw

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

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#12 posted 06-18-2007 03:46 PM

Wayne:

I have searched the internet for this item with the information you gave me ”Hermes Western Germany”, even looked in German. But I found nothing.

I cannot read the inscriptions on the tool, they are a little out of focus – If you would like to pass me the information, I will try again.

I am going to Munich in a couple of weeks – I will take what information I have with me and ask the Deutsche Museum if they can help.

-- Tony - All things are possible, just some things are more difficult than others! - SKYPE: Heron2005 (http://www.poydatjatuolit.fi)

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#13 posted 06-22-2007 04:43 PM

Thanks for doing some Research Tony. I have tried again, but do not appear to be able to get better images of the logo. I belive is says Hermes. It is contained in a Diamond. On the other side it says Western Germany.

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

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