|Project by mafe||posted 12-08-2016 04:24 PM||1631 views||1 time favorited||9 comments|
Collapsible forged reamer auger
museum tools back to life
You can read more in the blog: http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/98242
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.
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.
-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.