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Forum topic by darnes posted 10-02-2017 11:53 PM 3673 views 0 times favorited 43 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2017 11:53 PM

Going to start posting some pictures here in a minute. Here is the back story:

I was at an estate sale on Saturday and they had a large carpenters toolbox upstairs claiming to be Civil War era and selling for $1500. Way way….WAY to rich for my blood and they only wanted to sell as a whole lot no pick and choose. That being the case I decided to show up the last day and hour (Sunday afternoon) and see if I could talk them out of a piece or two if they hadn’t sold the group.

When I showed up a guy and his partner where trying to figure out what to pay because they loved the tool chest. We got to talking and they had no interest in the tools at all…they were just gonna throw them away if they got the box. That being the case I made a deal that I would go in on the box and help negotiate if I got all the contents of the box. We managed to talk them down to $400 and my share was $100 to get the contents. Wasn’t really keen on spending the money but couldn’t bear to see some of the history get dropped in a dumpster!

Any help identifying some of the pieces is very welcome :)


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#1 posted 10-02-2017 11:55 PM

Here is an overhead view of all the bits and pieces that came out of the box. 23 hand planes, 4 levels, 4 saws bunch of marking gauges, carving tools and oddball stuff. More pics to come

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#2 posted 10-02-2017 11:56 PM

A couple of saw sets. I figured out how the lever type Stillman one works but not 100 sure on the other one. Most of the ones I have seen have a wheel you dial in but this just has an anvil and adjusting face. The ruler being used for scale came with the group as well. Very cool but oddly the numbers always start with 1” on the RIGHT side

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#3 posted 10-03-2017 12:00 AM

A couple of braces. I think the one with the wignut and screw is German

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#4 posted 10-03-2017 12:01 AM

Not sure exactly what these are called but I believe for making wooden screws. Stamped “Hilger & Sons”

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#5 posted 10-03-2017 12:02 AM

25ft Linen and Brass tape measure. No markings I can find

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#6 posted 10-03-2017 12:03 AM

Ok not sure what the maker is on this yet…I think it is for putting in the brace and making tenons though

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#7 posted 10-03-2017 12:03 AM

Saw vise!

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#8 posted 10-03-2017 12:04 AM

The handles are not in great shape but the Brass on the spine is HEAVY

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#9 posted 10-03-2017 12:05 AM

Ohio Tool Co. Plow plane. It actually has 7 irons that are still with it..actually every plane in the group has the original iron

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#10 posted 10-03-2017 12:06 AM

No idea WTF this is….it looks like it is for removing fingers. No markings that I can find.

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#11 posted 10-03-2017 12:06 AM

Handle for….something? Another WTF is it

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#12 posted 10-03-2017 12:09 AM

I believe the folding rule is a very early “Righty”’ which would be held in the left hand so the user would be right handed and scribe or mark with his/her right hand and measure form right to left for the mark or cut. What say ye, LJ’s?

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#13 posted 10-03-2017 12:10 AM

Gouges and carving tools stamped “S.J. Addis London”

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#14 posted 10-03-2017 12:10 AM

Thread things = thread box

tenon thing = Hollow tenon auger

Me = green with envy!

BTW I woulda smacked those two guys for even hinting at throwing those treasures out.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#15 posted 10-03-2017 12:11 AM

These are WTF’s….the silver thing that looks like a divider has rough diamonds in the hinge end that are almost like a rasp or file

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