Hand-me-down tools!!

3 Dec

This weekend I scored some nice hand me down tools! My grandmother was holding on to my grandfather’s tools for quite some time it seems! I had no idea, and was ever so delighted to receive the “treasure”.

The new to me tools even came in a tool chest. It was too heavy for one person to lift!

The new to me tools even came in a tool chest. It was too heavy for one person to lift!

What goodies live in here?!

What goodies live in here?!

Some rasps and files in pretty good condition.

Some rasps and files in pretty good condition.

The tins are full of drill bits.

Some tins full of drill bits.

Not as handy for woodworking, but pleased to have these none the less.

Some nice hammers and wrenches.

I have a spoke shave from my dad, but this one has much less rust and will need less tuning

This spoke shave which is in better condition than the one I got from my dad.

hoo boy I will need to tune these up quite a bit, but I look forward to finding out if they keep an edge well!

hoo boy I will need to tune these up quite a bit, but I look forward to finding out if they keep an edge well!

For measuring and tapping holes with threads.

For my fine measuring and hole tapping needs.

Super pleased with the sliding t-bevel as I only had a cheapo plastic one from my dad. The tightening lever isn't optimal but I can live with it.

Super pleased with the sliding t-bevel as I only had a cheapo plastic one from my dad. The tightening lever isn’t optimal but I can live with it.

I'll need to tune the drill but it came with a wide assortment of bits- very interested to see how well it works when it's tuned.

I’ll need to tune the drill but it came with a wide assortment of bits- very interested to see how well it works when it’s tuned.

I really needed these!

I really needed these!

I've been wanting the rebate plane below for a while- who knew my grandfather had one! I feel like it was meant to be! I have to buy a knicker for it but it seems to have the other parts

I’ve been wanting a rebate plane like this for a while- who knew my grandfather had one! I feel like it was meant to be! I have to buy a knicker for it but it seems to have the other parts

I hear all three of these lovelies. I had a broken heart over my aunt getting the other saw that went with this one.

I heart all three of these lovelies. My aunt had dibs on the other saw that went with this one- I wish I could have kept them both!

My grandfather kept a bag of something in the tool box that prevents rust, so I’m pleased that most of the tools are in good  condition especially for having spent years/decades  out in a humid/unheated  shed. I feel like a kid in a candy store. I don’t prefer tool chests, but I will probably find a place to keep this one simply because it was my grandfathers and it’s instantly sentimental for me. Who knows maybe the tool chest idea will grow on me as I use this one.

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3 Responses to “Hand-me-down tools!!”

  1. Serge December 3, 2012 at 10:25 am #

    I agree, a real treasure, in many ways. No wonder feeling that you are blessed!

    Best,

  2. Megan Rain December 3, 2012 at 3:51 pm #

    What a treasure! Please inform this novice what a rebate plane is…

    • Warped Boards December 4, 2012 at 12:32 am #

      the recess in the back of a picture frame- that is a rebate, and this plane can do that procedure- without a power tool!

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