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Collapsible forged reamer auger - museum tools back to life

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Project by mafe posted 12-08-2016 04:24 PM 1953 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Collapsible forged reamer auger
museum tools back to life

You can read more in the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/98242


Pictures:
1. The reamer auger.
2. The old handle, museum tag, worms and all.
3. Time to go.
4. Shaping a new handle.
5. Fitting the metal.
6. Forcing patina.

Part three.
Acually this should have been part one since it was the first af the tools I restored… Hmmm life ain’t logic, so why should my blog be so…
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…

One of these tools were a wonderful old hand forged reamer, it was actually this one that caught my eyes, I liked the simplicity and the way it was held in place. Less is more than enough.

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

Best thoughts,

MaFe

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





9 comments so far

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Raymond Thomas

189 posts in 1913 days


#1 posted 12-08-2016 05:42 PM

You did a great job revitalizing an old tool, Mafe. Great job!

-- Raymond, Charlotte, NC -------- Demonstrate the difference!

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Joe Lyddon

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#2 posted 12-08-2016 06:22 PM

COOL work…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Brit

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#3 posted 12-08-2016 06:39 PM

Did you not have to sharpen it Mads?

-- https://www.clickasnap.com/Andy61 - "The hand speaks to the brain as surely as the brain speaks to the hand." Frank R. Wilson

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Druid

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#4 posted 12-08-2016 06:45 PM

Another winner Mads. I’m also curious about how sharp this was when you bought it?
Nice restoration.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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Redoak49

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#5 posted 12-08-2016 07:59 PM

Enjoying your tool restoration….want to see the old tools in action

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majuvla

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#6 posted 12-09-2016 07:06 AM

You are on very good mission,just keep on refurbishing them.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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mafe

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#7 posted 12-09-2016 01:33 PM

Hi,
First of all Merry Christmads.
majula, sometimes I feel it is a never ending mission, then I try to remind my self that this is what it is all about; to enjoy the road and not to focus on the meaning. When I look at the wall, I always find that the time was spend well.
Redoak49, me too! LAugh, the reamer have already been in use and it works really fine. The spade auger are still waiting for a project.
Brit & Druid, it was not sharp at all when I bought it, it ven had a few dings in the edge. So I spend a good time bringing the edge bact to glory. Here it was imortant not to sharpen on the outside, just to burnish there and make it shine a wee, all the sharpening had to be done on the inside and this is not as easy but doable. It cuts really fine now and will probably just need a hone from time to time, for a long time.
(If you sharpen on the outside, the cutting edge will be behind the outside diameter and so it will not cut, just twist).
Joe, freezing… Smiles.
Raymond, thanks, I have to admit it really brings me joy, sometimes more joy than making things, perhaps the feeling of giving life, now that our own lives are with a short time limit…
Thanks you for the comments, it do make a difference to get a word or two.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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mafe

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#8 posted 12-09-2016 02:23 PM

Brit and Druid, if you look at the first picture you can see it is before sharpening, then on the one in the text where it hangs on the wall, you can see how the cutting edge shines and I have waxed the metal to prevent rust.

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

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Jim Jakosh

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#9 posted 12-09-2016 08:43 PM

Very nice addition to the MAFE museum of restored tools. Nice work , Mads!!

cheers, Jim

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

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