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Blog entry by mafe posted 12-06-2016 08:49 PM 1742 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Hook tools for pole lathe
museum tools back to life

Part two.

The summer 2015 I was at a marked with some friends, there were a guy selling tools, he had gotten his hands on a museum that was closing down and so he had some interesting things, I bought a few, just the once I needed…


What I did not mention last was that I also got the old Stanley that day, this one only got a worm treatment and then a serious restore.


Here they are again, the old museum tools.
Spoon auger, reamer and two old pole lathe turning tools hooks.
In part two I restore the hook tools that I will use with my pole lathe once it is finished (work in progress for two years now…).


Here a typical pole lathe, mine will be a different version, a add on to my shaving horse.


Here some old finds, it looks like the iron was short and the handle long, mine are with long irons and short handles. I will guess the iron was rare and expensive in the Viking age and that’s why the iron are short).


In front are the two irons from the museum, behind is a new forged hook iron I bought from England and made a modern handle for some time back, if I had known I got these, I would probably had made this one same style.
From now I will make my own after getting an anvil and a forge, this have become a new reality.


Open hook and closed hook, nice that the new one is different diameter, like this I have a fine set.


Had some beech wood from a trashed wine rack, always happy when I can recycle.
A fast rough out.


Then fitting the old ferule.
(Notice the old museum numbers).


A tight fit, so a hammer is needed.


Handles drilled and irons fitted.


I kind of go backwards now, since I wanted the original shape and this was not a turned surface.
So a little love with a spoke shave, here a Japanese one.


Once again a dye and oil.


Plenty of oil and a day of soaking.


First linseed oil, then Danish oil.


Since I was not all happy with the color, I gave the wood a quick tour in my forge and then re-oiled.
(This is a picture from next blog part).


Then finally some of my home made wax, I kind of love the smell.
I will blog about making wax another day.


A handful of handles. ;-)
Now I really like the color and aging.


My MaFe stamp are added to the handles.


Hooks are sharpened and wrapped in leather for protection.


Really fine to hold, so I look forward to get to use them.


And finally here they are, calling to get back in use.

A few links:

How to turn a bowl on pole a lathe:
http://benandloisorford.com/videos/how-to-turn-a-bowl-on-the-pole-lathe/

Forging a hook tool:
https://woodenway.wordpress.com/2013/10/15/forging-hook-tools/

History:
http://www.chipstone.org/article.php/142/American-Furniture-2002/Manuscripts,-Marks,-and-Material-Culture:-Sources-for-Understanding-the-Joiner's-Trade-in-Seventeenth-Century-America-

Hope it could inspire others to bring back life to old tools.

Best thoughts,

Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.



8 comments so far

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Jim Rowe

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 09:24 PM

Mafe,
You’ve given these tools a new lease of life! I hope you will go on to use them and show us the fruits of your labour.
Thanks
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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icemanhank

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 11:42 PM

Fantastic work Mads. Seventh pic from the top show a true tradesman’s hands, love it.

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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Jim Jakosh

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 11:52 PM

Wow, such original looking handles. You know all the tricks.
Some day they will have the MADS Museum in Copenhagen…a tribute to a fine restorer we all know here on Lumberjocks!!

Cheers, my friend!!!!!.....Jim

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

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Druid

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#4 posted 12-06-2016 11:53 PM

Interesting aging technique Mads, and your stamp is a nice detail. As usual, another clearly explained tutorial.
Well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Woodwrecker

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 02:13 AM

You are absolutely positively one of my favorite posters on LJ’s my friend.
You have never let us down with your most excellent offerings.
I think if I lived closer to you we would be very good shop companions.

-- Eric, central Florida / Utor praemia operibus duris

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swirt

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 03:22 AM

Really nice restorations Mafe. A fun read and visual journey to follow along with.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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lew

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 04:46 AM

I am in awe as to how you can take a new piece of wood and make it look hundreds of years old!

You are the Master!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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bushmaster

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#8 posted 12-07-2016 04:52 AM

Nice work and great pictures. Have always wanted to make a hook tool. inspires me.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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