|Forum topic by derosa||posted 01-02-2013 03:21 AM||1098 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
01-02-2013 03:21 AM
I spend some time chatting over Christmas dinner with a friend of the family’s who did a little woodworking before getting into small boat motor repair. So he decided to throw this stuff my way, yup; free.
The one with the narrower screws has some minor thread damage in a couple spots, the larger one has no real damage at all. All screws are a little tight but turn. I’m thinking long BLO/Turpentine soak to free them up?
Has some sort of a marking and then the numbers 44 on one end, a previous owner’s initials at the other, no maker I can find. Has the chip breaker but missing the blade, not too bad a shape overall.
All I can read on this is made in the USA, other wise it turns nicely and opens and closes fine though it only has 2 jaws, I assume this means it is an earlier design.
Nice little grinder, has a sticker on the back that says Luther and the bottom of the sticker says Milwaukee. Turns just fine, looks like it just needs a stone and a tool rest. Kind of sad to be missing the tool rest.
Pruning shears? Seen these things at antique stores but they always seemed silly to me.
My favorite tool in the batch. I’m guessing this was for installing cedar shake or shingles. Very sharp hatchet, the back is clearly meant for both hammering and nail pulling. Has a good weight but no brand I can determine.
Screwdrivers, the nicer looking one is reversible and has a brand name on it that I can’t recall, the other didn’t that I noticed. Both work but could use some lube to make them work smoothly.
Also got a sickle which I don’t know what to do with and these oddities. The scewdriver seems to be a throw together and no clue what the other two things are. Maybe used for making holes in heavy leather? Threaded screw ends going into a curved hollow shaft, they don’t seem strong enough for wood.
Now if only I could get a better cell phone camera.
-- --Rev. Russ in NY-- A posse ad esse