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Blog entry by degoose posted 11-27-2010 09:27 AM 1016 reads 0 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 8: Value adding. Part 9 of Tasmanian Woodworking... series Part 10: The Morning After.. »

Of old hand tools.
There was an excellent display of older tools for working with wood…

This last photo is of an army of rabbits.. these rabbits were cut on a scroll saw and the smallest is only 1/8 inch tall..[3 mm]

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ lazylarrywoodworks.com.au For lovers of all things timber...



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 11-27-2010 10:15 AM

I thought they were reindeer until I read it :-)) Who is the little guy at the back? Can’t be Santa looking for his sleigh is they are rabbits, unless…..........

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 11-27-2010 11:46 AM

Thanks Larry.

Topamax I thought they were cookies. :)

-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#3 posted 11-27-2010 01:00 PM

I can imagine Mads salivating as we speak. Good post, Larry. I wonder if I could do the rabbits thing with boxes. Probably if I started with one a mile wide,lol.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging. http://www.theartofboxes.com

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#4 posted 11-27-2010 01:33 PM

A lot of those old tools looked like they were for dressing logs and cutting then to boards and /or building heavy timber buildings. It’s a great piece of woodworking culture from the past and it also gives us an appreciation for the machines which do the heavy work for us today.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 11-27-2010 02:31 PM

Those Rabbits have been busy, as rabbits are!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#6 posted 11-27-2010 04:58 PM

Those are some nice hand tools.

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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#7 posted 11-27-2010 06:23 PM

Here a fact, did you know that the old expression ” Coping with the situation” come from using the coping saw…BC

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#8 posted 11-28-2010 06:30 AM

Very interesting tools. I can relate to few only.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#9 posted 11-28-2010 07:11 AM

I can’t help but wonder what the fence pliers are doing iin there? Are loggers using barbed wire to fence out the tree huggers :-))

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#10 posted 11-30-2010 12:12 AM

It was always said that the rabbits could multiply. Now they are doing is in wood!!

That is a real neat collection of old tools. I’ll bet that all still do the job, too!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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