I’d like to share these with everyone. I was able to snap some quick pictures today of my great grandfather’s tool chests. Both of these haven’t been touched much in the 50 years since he died, if it all. Judging by the layer of dust on the one with the two saws in the lid, i’d go with “not at all”. He sharpened handsaws in his older age. When he was younger, during the 20’s I believe, he worked at a shipyard in the Hudson Valley and as a house builder. Someday, I hope to inventory the contents fully.
there is approximately 100 saw files in a large bundle underneath the sledge. The canvas roll, which I had hoped were chisels, in fact were auger bits.
wentworth improved pattern saw vise
either rosewood or lignum vitae pulley, probably from an old sailing ship.
Additional Saws elsewhere in his old shop
moulding planes that were stuffed in the attic for some reason… they followed me home 3 years ago :)