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old tools box restoration #1: The tool box

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Blog entry by bern92 posted 01-27-2010 07:32 PM 3706 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I juste want to share with you Jocks my little hand tools collection. It was a gift from a old judge who got the tool box of his great grand father who use to build home in 1875 to 1905. He was from Quebec Canada and he participated in building the great resorts in Banff, Lakelouise and all those places in the Rockies. Most of the tools came from that tool box and some i got from friends and garage sale…...here’s the metal plane part a the my tools and one wooden plane. I will post the wooden plane later.









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Dennisgrosen

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#1 posted 01-31-2010 08:16 PM

Nice colection
you got there
Drool I wish it
was mine
I´m looking
forward to
see them
in action

Dennis

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Alonso

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#2 posted 01-31-2010 08:22 PM

This is quite a great collection of hand tool, most seem pretty old, I really like the one on the last couple of pictures, is there any marking that can identify the maker of that plane?

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#3 posted 01-31-2010 08:35 PM

Nice collection. What are the markings on the metal plow plane? Some of them are quite collectable.

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

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bern92

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#4 posted 01-31-2010 09:11 PM

Thanks guys

WayaneC: here’s the info, Metallic Plane Co./Auburn, N. Y. : Cast Iron Filletster Metallic Plane. there is one on www.mjdtools.com that has been sold for $3,650.00….......it’s a keeper for me.

Alonso: There is a name on the end: E.Cantin, this type of plane was made by 2 brothers, Édouard et Léon Cantin, in Quebec, Canada between 1850-1890. There is a web page of an old tools collector who put a lot of info on old wooden plane but it’s in french so if you want i can give you the link but….....it’s in french.

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WayneC

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#5 posted 01-31-2010 10:45 PM

It looked like a good one Bern. Wanted to be sure you knew it might have some signifcant value.

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

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Alonso

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#6 posted 01-31-2010 11:43 PM

Sure give us the link, I can translate that pretty quickly.

-- The things I make may be for others, but how I make them is for me.

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#7 posted 01-31-2010 11:45 PM

Drool is right. What a great collection. The box alone is quite an item.

-- ~Just A Guy With A Hammer~

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bern92

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#8 posted 02-01-2010 12:31 AM

OK here is the link to a small web site but full of info about tool maker in Quebec. Hope you can understand it…...
http://sites.rapidus.net/jacherou/index.html

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#9 posted 02-10-2010 05:52 PM

super collection I would do nothing to it except remove the dust and some light oil on the planes,

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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#10 posted 02-10-2010 05:59 PM

Definately leave it alone don’t mess with it. you can restore less valuable tools to work with. Give them a place of honor, Box & all.

Can you say Mine!! all Mine!!! :)

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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