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Blog entry by devann posted 1161 days ago 4538 reads 0 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Every once in a while somebody gives me an antique tool. Today was another one of those days. Today I was given a Stanley No. 62 1/2”x 24” folding wood ruler. It seems to be in fairly good shape and I was tickled to receive it.


In the past I have arrived to the shop and found some old tools left in a box outside my shop door. Here are a couple examples.

The top one is about 9” overall. And the bottom one is 13” overall. They both have the word Ward and a makers mark stamped on them.

This wood bodied plane is 8” long with a 2” blade. The blade has Ohio Tool Co. stamped on it.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with



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WayneC

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#1 posted 1161 days ago

All of them look usable. Looks like you should put them back to work.

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

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patron

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#2 posted 1161 days ago

what great gifts

some body loves you

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#3 posted 1161 days ago

Not me; I would have kept them ;-)) Do those chisels have swivels on them? Or, what are those?

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

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devann

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#4 posted 1161 days ago

The ruler looks to me like it can be used and I may use it someday.

Those chisels don’t have any swivels on them Bob. The top one is turned so that you’re looking at it from the top of the chisel. The big one on bottom is turned so what you’re seeing is a side view. It’s only about 3/8” wide. Sometimes I think it might be better suited for lathe work.

The hand plane blade could be restored. I was saving it for a ol’ friend that collects old hand planes. He has a 10” Skil worm gear saw that he’s been telling me I can have for the last couple years. Even has the steel case for it. It was made in the 1930s. I wanted to give him somthing in return for it when I get back down to Logo Vista to see him. So, that’s why I save the hand plan and don’t want to do anything to it to mess it up.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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WayneC

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#5 posted 1161 days ago

The lower chisel is a very nice mortice chisel….

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

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Bluepine38

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#6 posted 1161 days ago

Those chisels look like the vintage French bedanes (mortise chisels) that Mafe did a project on restoring.
Those tools just need a little tlc and they will be producing shavings and spinters with no trouble at all.
Devann, if you do get that 10” Skil worm gear saw, be careful, those things were hard to handle back
when I was just a little younger and stronger.

-- As ever, Gus-the 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 1161 days ago

In case you get too many I can PM you my address…

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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#8 posted 1161 days ago

Wish I had some elves like found you ! Nice !

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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HorstPeter

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#9 posted 1161 days ago

The lower chisel is actually a oval bolstered mortice chisel, sometimes also referred to as pigsticker. As far as I know it’s an english style and I recently won a bid on ebay and should get it in the mail soon. They are rather sought after by people who know them it seems and I was glad to score one for cheap. Still on the lookout for some more(been buying some old tools recently).

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#10 posted 1160 days ago

the lower cheissel IS A MORTISSECHEISSEL CALLED A PIGSTICKER
and make mortissework very quickly Swartz have made a blog about them
and how to use them
Thomas (napoleon) told me the other day the the Ward tools he has used had very hard steel
and hold an edge very well
they is made so the can take some big heavy punch from a carpentermallet
you can make the mortisse faster with those than a mortissemaschine not over a fullday but it wuold still
have to run for the money :-)
and if you make a big cabinet with many tenon and mortisse joinery it will still be very sharpe when done
where other mortissecheissel like firmerchissels or sashcheissels wuold have been around
the sharpeningstation several times before you are finished

I have just bought 6 of them my self and you can see them in my latest gloat with other jewlry´s :-)

congrat´s for being such a lucky man :-)

take care
Dennis

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Bertha

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#11 posted 1160 days ago

Scoundrel! Pigsticker and a gorgeous rule. You’re a lucky man.

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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devann

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#12 posted 1160 days ago

Thank you all for the chisel education. Bet y’all can’t tell I’m a power tool guy ;^)

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 1160 days ago

Ha!! Ha!! Ha!! I see now, they are hanging on finish nails ;-)) The monitor must have been fuzzy the other night ;-)

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

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#14 posted 1160 days ago

I picked up one of those no 62’s at an estate sale. Paid a couple bucks for it. I actually started to collect old Stanley tools because of that find. Found a few more stanley 750 chisels for a good price recently. It is something fun to do.

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#15 posted 1160 days ago

I have that same ruler from my dad’s stash…one of the few tools that I got after he died

-- Scott "Some days you are the big dog, some days you are the fire hydrant"

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