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Forum topic by kolwdwrkr posted 03-18-2010 04:54 AM 1155 views 0 times favorited 16 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2010 04:54 AM

Well we’ve been cleaning up the shop over the last couple of days while the new jobs are getting lined out. My boss had us pull everything out of the cabinets so he can go through them and he started putting things aside he didn’t want. Obviously being a total lumberjock I had to say that I’d take whatever he didn’t want. So he put together a box of miscellaneous stuff. The stuff isn’t the best stuff on the planet, but a lot of it is usable and it was all free. So I’m happy about it. Some of the items I’m not sure of their use or what they are. Any help with them is appreciated.


Here are the things I’m unsure of…

The items in the box are a variety of alan wrenches, a few countersink bits, punches, and stone carving tools. Anyhow, I like free stuff, especially free tools. Even if I don’t know what they are or will never use them. LOL

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#1 posted 03-18-2010 04:58 AM

Nice find.

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#2 posted 03-18-2010 05:00 AM

the first pic with the handle is used to remove tile grout. The second reminds me of the tool my gramps used to reshape his grinding stone on the bench grinder.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#3 posted 03-18-2010 05:00 AM

nice haul
things are always better when they’re free

-- dannymac

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#4 posted 03-18-2010 05:01 AM

great find, have fun cleaning them up if your gonna.

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop,

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#5 posted 03-18-2010 05:09 AM

I agree with Jim. I think the two bottom tools are wheel dressers for a bench grinder.
That moulding plane looks cool…
Have fun!

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 03-18-2010 06:52 AM

Keith, those long metal things with the handle on them and teeth on the bottom of the metal are called hand saws. They were around before table saws. Hope this helps!!!! lol

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#7 posted 03-18-2010 07:49 AM

LOL, thanks Gary. How about a link to a tutorial on how to use them so they don’t just sit around. hehe

-- ~ Inspiring those who inspire me ~

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#8 posted 03-18-2010 01:26 PM

Those old Rabbeting planes look like a plane collectors delight.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#9 posted 03-18-2010 02:33 PM

I have a few of those old tools that my Dad had I just keep them for souvenir.
I have those large scissors I don’t know what you call them but the ones I have were forge by hand I use them sometime they can cut heavy gauge tin.
You have quite a collection.

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#10 posted 03-18-2010 02:55 PM

I cant turn away any tools either….looks like you made a good catch.

-- Wayne - Plymouth MN

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#11 posted 03-18-2010 03:13 PM

Bottom two are wheel dressers for a grinding stone, I have one myself though I don’t know how to use it, bought it at an auction with a box of other tools.

GMAN how about “tin snips”, Terminology I have always heard.

-- Pat - Worker of Wood, Collector of Tools, Father of one

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#12 posted 03-18-2010 03:25 PM

Appreciate your post with myriad detailed pics. Very nice.

Presented with a seemingly array of a treasure chest of tools from your shop, as a “total lumberjock” who could resist temptation to whatever not wanted, even if it meant duplicates and junk upon junk.

Only problem: regualr LJ, not a “total” LJ, may have clearly seen through the offering.

Yes, gather it all and spend valuable time on CL and eBay, which is your and our wonderful choice.

We absolutely love the old tools, no doubt. Rich in history, completely satisfying restos.

Give credit where due, your boss was extremely and selectively smart, he perhaps unknowingly has subscribed and joined many of us in the beautiful 5S theory.


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#13 posted 03-18-2010 03:32 PM

It looks like that long backsaw might be a henry disston … you can date those saws from the small circular emblem. I aquired a handful of old disston saws from my grandfather when he passed. There is a website Disston Institure, that can aid in dating those old handsaws.\

Great score … i love the old tools!!

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#14 posted 03-19-2010 01:20 AM

Is that a Woodpecker Perforating Tool?

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#15 posted 03-19-2010 06:08 AM

That drawing knlfe looks to be in great shape. I have a woodshop full of electric tools but when I need to replace a handle in an axe or sledge hammer I use my drawing knife and shave horse. does a faster and better job. good find.

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