|Forum topic by lateralus819||posted 424 days ago||800 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
424 days ago
So i went out to rochester to see my grandfather for his 80th birthday this weekend. Had a big birthday party for him at my aunts. I came back and my aunt grabbed me and asked me how much i love her with a very odd look on her face lol. She dragged me to her car and opened the door and pulled out these.
First one is a pre 1920’s (i think) Union manufacturing #3 plane. In decent shape. This one was my Grandfathers plane. Everything is there, lateral adjuster works great, blade goes in/out fine. The adjustment knob seems to work backwards. clockwise draws the blade in, count clock wise draws it out. Odd.
This one is a sargent #5 i think, says VBM on the lever cap. Not sure of anything more of it, it was my great grandfathers. Its corrugated on the sole.
Next up is a dunlap hand drill which i’ve no clue of. It’s in great shape, i assume its a newer drill.
A SW marking gauge. It’s missing the set screw, I’ll have to figure something out for it. It’s in good shape.
Next is a set of dividers, says WM johnson, newark NJ.
Next is a saw set. No use for it now, but he has a BUNCH of disston saws. Even a few thumbhole ones. He wanted to hold on to them for now but said when i come back down he’ll go through more tools. It was a beautiful saw, almost cried leaving lol. It looks to say chase morril new york, can’t quite depict it. Says apex on one side of it.
Next is some brand of a spokeshave, no markings other than a “B” on one side.
Pair of lufkin measuring sticks.
And finally a profiling device, no markings i can see.
A lot of pictures. Very cool stuff to me. Best part is it was from my grandfather. Turns out he didn’t actually like woodworking, he did it out of necessity to help his father who was very much into it. He would rather have worked on cars.
Anyone know anything about any of these things and could maybe offer some insights?
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