|Project by BTKS||posted 08-16-2011 05:23 PM||1681 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I came across these items while buying some blacksmith anvils. They were thrown in to sweeten the deal instead of taking less money.
The hoe, I’m guessing is about 100 years old. It is now my wife’s newest garden tool. The handle is oak, turned to a friction fit. I don’t want to put screws or rivets through because they may make a rough spot. If it stays in, great. If not, I’ll peen in a rivet tight to the surface and sand it smooth.
The draw knife isn’t all that old but it’s in great shape and now almost sharp. Cuts okay but could be sharper.
The beam brace is a tool I’ve never seen before. I’m told the chain is wrapped around an beam and the collar pulls the bit into the wood as you rotate the brace. I can’t decide if I should replace the belly block or leave it, leaning toward keeping it. Think I’ll split a blank and make a new rotary handle.
Not much, but at least a little something to post.
Thanks for looking, have a great week.
-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)