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Shop Tools #9: Today's Finds - Oct 12 2007

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Blog entry by WayneC posted 10-13-2007 05:22 AM 3051 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Today I visited a few antique stores in a couple of small towns near Sacramento. I thought I would share what I found. In addition to a few tools I found some woodworking books including a copy of Graham Blackburn’s “Illustrated Encyclopedia of Woodworking Handtools Instruments and Devices”.

Without further adieu here are the tools….

Today's finds

A craftsman backsaw, two bronze spokeshaves, and a buck brothers chisel.

Craftsman Backsaw

I belive these are bronze and may be home made. The larger shave has a Stanley sweet heart blade. The smaller one appears to have a home made blade. They may be instrument making tools. Anyone have any insight?

Spokeshaves

Bottom of the shaves

Larger Shave

Chisel

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



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mot

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#1 posted 10-13-2007 05:23 AM

Nice finds!

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

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#2 posted 10-13-2007 05:36 AM

Nice finds. I need a better back saw. It appears that the blade on the shave with the up swept handles is curved. In the saddle shop we use heel shaves and spoke shaves to work on the leather ground work on saddles. I’ve seen some of the old timers take a Snell and Atherton heelshave and bend the handles up like that so they could scoop out the dish in the cantle. This may be some one’s answer to the problem of finding a heel shave. It looks like it would work. The ground work in a saddle is the layered leather that you sit on under the seat that you can see. How’s that for confusing?
Tom

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#3 posted 10-13-2007 05:39 AM

Thanks. Yes the blade is curved. I think I would need to see a saddle to follow you.

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

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#4 posted 10-13-2007 06:09 AM

They look like violin makers shaves to me. I only saw some up close many years ago as one of my neighbours was a maker.
Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#5 posted 10-13-2007 12:55 PM

Bob, you could be more correct than I am.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#6 posted 10-13-2007 01:43 PM

Nice find.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#7 posted 10-13-2007 01:47 PM

these guys are really cute. What would you use them for?

(tool selection: based on cuteness factor hahaha)

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#8 posted 10-13-2007 03:24 PM

Hi Wayne…..........that chisel has me a bit intrigued. I like the worn handle.

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#9 posted 10-13-2007 03:47 PM

Thanks Karson.

Bob, I was thinking Luthier as well. These are a bit bigger than than the ones on the web site. They are 5 1/2 inches long. Kind of in between.

Debbie, not sure yet, but I’m sure a task will jump out at me where they will be perfect.

Neal, the handle looks hand carved on the chisel. It has a rustic feel to it. For $5 it had to come home with me.

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

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#10 posted 10-13-2007 08:08 PM

Wayne:
I was at Lee Valley today and they have a bunch of these in various sizes in one of the display cabinets.
Take a peek on their website and they may have additional inof for you.

bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#11 posted 10-13-2007 09:05 PM

Wayne
Could the larger shave be a travisher, for dishing out seats?
Nice haul, by the way :)
Phil

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