|Forum topic by 7Footer||posted 04-23-2013 06:36 PM||1930 views||1 time favorited||21 replies|
04-23-2013 06:36 PM
So my old man gave me this case of tools that belonged to his Dad, I never met him because he passed away when my Dad was only about 9 years old. My grandpa was quite the wood worker though, and he built this case to carry around when he did little jobs for people, it had some of his hand drills, saws, hand planes and drill bits, and probably the coolest part of all is this huge clamp that came with it.
I find it really interesting looking at how this case was built, his carpentry was damn good for having done it by hand, my pops said it was build sometime in the 1930’s. He made a little thing to hold his saws in place, and the way it opens is cool too so the tools dont fall out… More pics to come but for now take a peek at this old wooden clamp, that is a 2 foot level sitting on top, its a beast! Should I do anything to refinish it, although it has some wear it still looks pretty cool…
I dont really know what to do with the hand drills, I’ve used a couple of them and they actually still work pretty well, and there are a lot of bits that came with them, but there must be 5 drills, and probably 20 or more bits. Maybe I can hang them on the wall for decoration??
There were two hand planes in the box as well, one of them is a Stanley (forgot the # but can update this later) and the other I am not sure if it is a Stanley as well, but they both say build in USA and are made with some very heavy steel. One has a broken handle that I plan on replacing. Hand planes are something that I do not have in my collection of tools and the more that I read the more I realize they are essential for every workshop. I haven’t bought any yet because I want to find some nice one that aren’t super expensive.
Any ideas on what type of wood I should use when I get to restore the hand planes? And will it hurt at all if I sand blast them( i can use plastic or glass media we have 2 blast cabinets at work, but I would probably just use plastic and I dont see it hurting them, but I won’t blast the bottom of the plane that touches the wood ).
I will post a couple more pics of the hand tools when I get home tonight and if anyone has any ideas for them let me know! But this clamp alone is worth a post….