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Forum topic by WayneC posted 06-18-2011 06:23 PM 1526 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WayneC

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06-18-2011 06:23 PM

Topic tags/keywords: humor chisel

These poor tools. Shabby Chic for gods sake….

http://cgi.ebay.com/French-coppers-tools-shabby-chic-loft-deco-/120739356426?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c1ca05f0a

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov


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#1 posted 06-18-2011 06:31 PM

:-)

Dennis

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#2 posted 06-18-2011 06:55 PM

What on earth would an honest “copper” do with those tools? Must be extremely old, back from the time that torture was not as heavily frowned on. ;^))))

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#3 posted 06-18-2011 07:30 PM

Decoration my foot! Those tools have a few good centuries left in them!

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bent

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#4 posted 06-18-2011 07:47 PM

maybe a dumb question, but what’s a “copper’s” tool? i assume it’s just a typo of cooper(barrel maker), is that correct?

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#5 posted 06-18-2011 08:05 PM

That would be my guess, either that or the seller has no idea what a cooper is.

-- ♫♪♪♫♫ Saddletramp, saddletramp, I'm as free as the breeze and I ride where I please, saddletramp ♪♪♪♫♪ ...... Bob W....NW Michigan (Traverse City area)

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#6 posted 06-18-2011 10:41 PM

Well, I suppose you could make a wall box display case for ‘em and let ‘em be conversation pieces.

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#7 posted 06-19-2011 12:10 AM

I would say the seller clearly has no idea what they are. They are old mortice chisels. A bit too costly to buy and rescue them. My reference to Mads is because he restored a set a bit back. If you take a look at his post, you can see how they turned out.

http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23178

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#8 posted 06-19-2011 12:32 AM

Knock the handles off and warm yourself with the fire :-) Square handes? Uh Uh! Ferruled handles? Uh Uh! Not with my mallets.

Now meat cleavers I can use.

French! Uh Uh! Shabby Shabby Shabby indeed

-- Paul Sellers, UK http://paulsellers.com/paul-sellers-blog

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#9 posted 06-19-2011 12:50 AM

: ^ )

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#10 posted 06-19-2011 05:50 AM

Hmmmmmmmmmm!

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#11 posted 06-21-2011 11:07 AM

Auuuchhh
I almost missed this one, for some reason the post ended in my junk mail! Perhaps my computer know me by now!
Plenty of years in these tools yes.
What makes me sick is the sentence ‘Create that French feel within your home – Shipped direct from France’.
May I please….
Yes I’m sick now.
Plenty of French feel here in my home!
Laugh.
A good hours work and you have three fine mortise chisels, that was never used by French barrel makers but a carpenter.
Thank you Wayne, especially for the laugh.
Best thoughts,
Mads

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

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#12 posted 06-21-2011 04:22 PM

Hate to see usable tools go by the wayside.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#13 posted 06-21-2011 04:52 PM

Hmmmm… Who in their right mind would use
Checked out EBAY… with shipping these will run you about $75/$80.
Wouldn’t that make them worth while to someone who knows what they are doing (obviously NOT me!)
to restore them? Heck, look at some of those righteous plane restorals you guys have created.
Just sayin’...
The bottom one looks like a clever I used when I was a butcher.

-- 'I sand, therefore, I am'. Richard. PNW.

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WayneC

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#14 posted 06-21-2011 04:58 PM

The price is too high to buy… Perhaps $10-15 max.

Check out this link to understand the context of the discussion. Mads restored some old french mortice chisels a little while ago

http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/23178

The comment is that it is sad to see restoreable tools being sold as decorations. Also, Paul’s advise above on handle design is good info. I agree, the first thing that would need to go is the handles.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#15 posted 06-23-2011 02:56 AM

I have to make myself an ebay budget. Once spent dont go back to ebay. I bought two vehicles in the last month, ebay budget is nill. Dont do it…...imho

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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