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Spoon and reamer augers
museum tools back to life

The summer 2015 I bought some old museum tools on a marked.
Also I bought the beautiful reamer from France.
In the blog I bring back life to these old tools.

You can read more in the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/97954


The old Danish museum spade auger


Pictures:
1. The French reamer auger.
2. The old handle, worms and all.
3. Turning a new.
4. Dye and oil.
5. Fitting the irons.
6. Fitting the irons.

Hope this can inspire others to bring back life to old tools.

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





12 comments so far

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bobasaurus

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 09:19 PM

Those are some neat old tools.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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CFrye

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 09:48 PM

Wonderful, Mads!

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 11:01 PM

Great job!

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 11:47 PM

Very nice restoration, Mads. You could open your own museum!!

Cheers, Jim

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

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shipwright

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#5 posted 12-06-2016 03:36 AM

They could not have fallen into better hands!

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/

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#6 posted 12-06-2016 04:21 AM

Totally love those old tools. I know you’ll give them a good home!

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 04:56 AM

Beautiful restauration. I have also some tools to restore ’’sometime’’ in my workshop.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Druid

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#8 posted 12-06-2016 08:14 AM

Interesting to see these tools Mads, and your blog on the restoration is very well done.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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GerardoArg1

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#9 posted 12-06-2016 10:17 AM

Beatiful. Love this, like all your works Mads!

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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Brit

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#10 posted 12-06-2016 02:21 PM

You’re an inspiration Mads.

-- Andy -- Old Chinese proverb say: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrrupt man who is doing it."

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Ron Aylor

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#11 posted 12-06-2016 02:58 PM

Great job, Mads!

True Story: Several years ago while browsing the various tables at a country flea market, I spotted a Cooper’s bung hole borer very similar to your French reamer auger. It was very old, yet in exceptionally good shape. I could see it was heavily tarnished, yet there appeared to be sharp edges. Knowing that I only had fifty dollars in my wallet, I reached for it just to see the price. To my surprise there was no price tag. Still curious, I asked the dear old lady behind the table, “How much for this?”

She grabbed it out of my hand and turned to her husband asking, “How much for this cork screw?”

He replied, “Two dollars!”

I actually tore the pocket off my jeans grabbing for my wallet to retrieve the two dollars. I am now the proud owner of a Cooper’s bung hole borer.

-- Ron in Lilburn, Georgia.  Knowing how to use a tool is more important than the tool in and of itself.

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peteg

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#12 posted 12-06-2016 08:30 PM

I’ve never seen any of these before mads, we always learn something from your posts, :-)
very nice restore job
Cheers
Pete

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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