Thursday, May 3, 2012

Thursday Challenge - Antique Hand Tools

Here is a machete, and a collection of chisels and screw drivers.

Here is a collection of rasps and files.

The top wrench is an old monkey wrench, on the bottom is a pipe wrench.

These are planes used to smooth flat wood surfaces.

These are draw knives used to shape and smooth wooden boards and curved legs.

These wood working tools belonged to my wife Sue's first husband's grandfather. They were used to make a child's bed that was 100 years old when she acquired it over 40 years ago. More simply put, they are around 150 years old and came from central Illinois just after the Civil War.


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6 comments:

daphne sy said... [Reply to comment]

wow I think its amazing to keep this kind of tools but it looks scary hehe

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Leedslass said... [Reply to comment]

Fascinating photographs. They took me back in time, my father was a carpenter and I recognised the majority of those tools. Thanks for the memories:-)

elleona said... [Reply to comment]

Bonjour

L'attirail complet du parfait menuisier, charpentier...
ce n'est pas si loin, après-tout !
Bisous et caresses à Smokey.

DrillerAA09 said... [Reply to comment]

I've got a few of those tools that have been handed down from my grand father and great uncle. They are very special to me.

Suzy said... [Reply to comment]

wow. an interesting collection of tools. nicely done for the prompt.
Here's mine Photos are Fun - Tools

Genie said... [Reply to comment]

I was trying to get your bridge post to come up but I keep getting the message it does not exist. That is funny considering Linky put up a question mark in the thumbnail square for me. Instead I am looking at your past posts. This collection of old tools is so interesting. I envy you having so many. I have a hammer and a few of my dad’s old ones (he was in WWW!) but that is all. I like the way you placed them on the ground so we could look at each. Now you need to show us the bed. genie