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General discussion => Shop Made Tools => Topic started by: David R. Pennington on March 07, 2021, 05:34:49 PM

Title: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: David R. Pennington on March 07, 2021, 05:34:49 PM
Here are some of my favorite tools. Not necessarily the best or prettiest, but the ones I go to most often. Many are antique, and many home made.


(https://i.ibb.co/X4jSwDp/0-D7-A941-B-9-FD0-425-D-9-CB0-EDC50594-F291.jpg) (https://ibb.co/YWPprX8)

(https://i.ibb.co/bPvLcjz/614-C5-E6-B-EC80-48-CE-9924-4727-A42196-BF.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Y3d8H4p)

(https://i.ibb.co/1vqFnMm/6125-F42-D-2-AB8-46-BC-8-CEF-2676-C615-B0-D3.jpg) (https://ibb.co/cgF4vwr)

(https://i.ibb.co/JmQcdtt/27-CE4-D8-B-8064-425-A-A9-F4-F0-D94-F76-CD71.jpg) (https://ibb.co/n6Cw0mm)

(https://i.ibb.co/LQ0Gs8c/A816-F017-8-AC3-46-A0-816-B-A556886-C55-AA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/XyWwGbK)

(https://i.ibb.co/ZMFSCmt/1695-ADAC-5-E9-F-46-B9-9-CD4-BE075-AA694-EA.jpg) (https://ibb.co/mc20781)

(https://i.ibb.co/TMjswmb/81-AE5186-F00-A-4-E99-A161-3295-E12-C6517.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5hpP1Bn)

(https://i.ibb.co/k032pnN/0-A422-BF9-8-D44-48-BF-94-C1-4713-F48-BEE12.jpg) (https://ibb.co/jGVkdKn)
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: James Wilson Everett on March 10, 2021, 09:34:39 PM
Here are some of my favorites:

Tumbler Mill
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/New%20Tumbler%20Mill/IMG_0147aa_zpsf2cf194e.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/6e53790f-813f-4f4d-8ec9-430599bb4f80/p/195cfafc-0dd0-4e2e-9dd6-3d30b5156522)

Pan Grinder
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/Pan%20Grinder/.highres/SANY1082a_zpsdqjbfcbs.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/ba35121f-9bd3-45e0-96b0-8b39c6c8eefe/p/27e11638-367f-4f3a-b3a9-0ec4b67768a0)

Screw Plate for machine screws
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/Screw%20Plate/100_4892a.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/217fa38d-f198-4333-b5cb-544cfef6cc65/p/80496f24-6342-4027-b46d-2afc4911af93)

Rifling Bench
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/Rifle%20Machine/RM1_zps1f1adbfb.jpg) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/4be6733f-631b-4d09-aff2-5517d4bd8648/p/adf82ddd-ad0f-49ed-858c-31dd0bf2af64)

Boring Bench
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/Boring%20Bench/SANY0001c_zpswva4kdfl.jpg) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/b9461b57-904a-481b-bba8-985d980f0658/p/cb13bd4d-9f00-4963-826b-2efc44368c24)

Freshing Bench
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/Tools/Freshing%20Bench/.highres/SANY0018_zpsa7eju9eb.jpg) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/a/fae31914-9ae3-4989-95fc-1d997c881cce/p/4eae50d2-798d-443b-aef3-15d6c1ce01e3)

Screw Plate for Wood Screws
(https://hosting.photobucket.com/albums/n514/JamesEverett/100_4646a.jpg?width=1920&height=1080&fit=bounds) (https://app.photobucket.com/u/JamesEverett/p/e9c67895-dca2-42f5-ba1f-897ce20a8db2)
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: David R. Pennington on March 11, 2021, 02:59:58 PM
James, there are some treasures. I aim to build a tumbler mill someday. Thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your posts on traditional gun work.
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: davebozell on March 13, 2021, 05:30:01 PM
Some of my favorite tools.  Some are users, and some I just enjoy.

Bullet cherries, a couple unusual spoon bits (flat tang), and a depth gage.
(https://i.ibb.co/xG9YP5W/5-ACCCFD2-3091-4-B58-B52-A-2491-CA3-C2-BA0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/5vpktcm)


Some tools stamped “J.P. Willey”.  He was a gunsmith from Maine.  Unknown timeframe, but very cool tools.  I found these all at once and have never found others.
(https://i.ibb.co/72rRVQL/29-DEB6-D8-8585-449-A-85-DE-AB9-F518-AFBF0.jpg) (https://ibb.co/86Pd2bt)


A close-up:
(https://i.ibb.co/hKbXtVD/AB2-FA84-B-E869-4-B09-81-E4-98-F2-F4676-DC8.jpg) (https://ibb.co/Xz1yvtS)

Screw plates.  The two smaller ones are probably watchmaker tools.
(https://i.ibb.co/r0H88g6/CAD11795-001-A-4437-9352-4-CAB51-CE594-F.jpg) (https://ibb.co/pwdVVgz)

Chisels purchased together as a gunmakers set.  I really like octagonal handles.  I use them all the time.
(https://i.ibb.co/GQ5d0Gk/336698-B4-4144-4-D3-E-9667-659-BCA794-DFD.jpg) (https://ibb.co/B2Cftvj)

Another set of tools from a gunmaker.  This set is more modern, with mostly Swedish tools.  I bought them all together and want to keep them that way.
(https://i.ibb.co/S32gxTD/F5-E82051-1-B6-D-4859-82-E3-9-DFFDF7-BC268.jpg) (https://ibb.co/qrz8nGL)
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: Maineshops on March 14, 2021, 04:54:23 PM
🧠 my favorite tool😁
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: Clint on March 16, 2021, 03:44:09 AM
I started making chisels in the 1980's, mostly bigger ship building stuff. I still make carving chisels and have gotten a pretty big collection. (https://i.ibb.co/wsLyMy0/chisel-box.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8cBM6MK)
This is one of the chisel boxes.

 (https://i.ibb.co/RS9q1d0/chisel-drawer.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MhsmbQV)
and this is one of the drawers. The box was made, years ago from some old table leaves that were thrown out with someones trash.
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: David R. Pennington on March 18, 2021, 03:35:07 AM
Neat little cabinet. At first glance I thought it was larger until I scaled it to gun a lock on shelf.
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: alyce-james on March 18, 2021, 04:01:09 AM
davebozel. Sir, great collection of old tools. I have a great 18th century cherry wood brace that uses flat tang tools. I'm always looking for flat tang tools. I do some blacksmithing so I have converted some old cherry to flat tang tooling for show. Cherries are easy to find. Thanks for sharing. Have a good evening. AJ.
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: thecapgunkid on May 03, 2021, 01:33:16 PM
Hope this post grows...there is some inspirational, great stuff in here!!!
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: aaronc on May 11, 2021, 04:58:18 AM
I started making chisels in the 1980's, mostly bigger ship building stuff. I still make carving chisels and have gotten a pretty big collection. (https://i.ibb.co/wsLyMy0/chisel-box.jpg) (https://ibb.co/8cBM6MK)
This is one of the chisel boxes.

 (https://i.ibb.co/RS9q1d0/chisel-drawer.jpg) (https://ibb.co/MhsmbQV)
and this is one of the drawers. The box was made, years ago from some old table leaves that were thrown out with someones trash.

Beautiful chest,...hinges are really nice. Do you make chisels to sell ?
Title: Re: Lets See Your Favorite Tools
Post by: Not English on May 15, 2021, 08:44:12 AM
Clint, That's a nice chest! Might you be the same Clint that I've run across on the various wooden boat forums?

Dave