|Forum topic by Tim||posted 133 days ago||858 views||0 times favorited||21 replies|
133 days ago
I’ve been wanting to get into hand tool woodworking and I found a good deal on a tool chest that had most of the tools on my minimal hand tool list in it for under $200. I literally saved the tools from being sent along with the chest to an interior decorator to be desecrated as the guy I bought it from put it. Now that I have it I’ve got lots of questions on how best to restore and or care for the chest and the tools. The chest is in fairly rough shape and has sheet metal covering parts of it and metal brackets on the edges. It seems to be painted silver where there isn’t sheet metal. I’d be surprised if it’s worth much by itself or was even very old. The sheet metal has some rust, but mostly surface. Is the chest worth doing much to, or can someone recommend a simple treatment to keep it from deteriorating? Lacking any other ideas I think I’d throw some paste wax on the outside to slow down further rust.
Now for the tools. There’s 2 Disston & Sons saws, but they aren’t in great shape. The brace is in very good shape except for the fairly stable oxidation coating on the metal. It’s a Fulton, looks a lot like the one here. Various of the tools are in need of de-rusting, such as the plane irons and the brace bits. Is there anything in there that jumps out as valuable that I shouldn’t proceed with setting up an electrolysis tank?
side view and inside
The tools that were in it and the tills:
Finally some oddball tools I wasn’t quite sure what they were I put below. I also didn’t know what the plane on the long handle with the rotating head above was called or used for.
Thanks for looking, I’m excited to get these cleaned up and in top shape, so any ideas and links on how to proceed doing that the right way would be great. Like the Humble Hand Brace Guide but for everything. :)