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Posted 7 years ago


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If you recognize what some of these hand tools are, shout out. Some are obvious, others are not.


  1. hoosierpicker, 7 years ago
    On the picture on the far left, the center screwdriver. Can you tell me how long it is?
  2. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    It matches the center one in the last picture. Both have flat spots ,front and back, rather than being totally round handles. The first is 5 & 1/2 inches the second is 5 & 3/4 inches.
  3. wonderfulstuff wonderfulstuff, 7 years ago
    I love old tools so it is a pleasure to see your collection. You have so much stuff, how nice. Jan
  4. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    In the first picture, #2 from the top I think is for cleaning oysters from the shell. I have one that I use once in a while for shaping epoxy filler, like clay.
  5. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    In picture #3 I recognize the soldering iron, but I can't see what the tip of the tool above it looks like.
  6. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    In picture # 1 the bottom tool I think is a scratch awl, and the # 3 down I beleive is an excessory for a stanley molding plane. Don't quote me on that.
  7. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    5 1/4 inches over all, the blade is deeply cross hatched for 1 1/2 inches and smooth the last inch. The tip looks like it has been ground at home because it is non symetrical.
  8. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    When you say cross hatched, is it like a file?
  9. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Yes, or a rasp. I dont know if it was intended as part of the use of the tool or decorative.
  10. areliczone areliczone, 7 years ago
    Find a need and fill it. Probably a special need tool.
  11. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    True. He had 8 or 10 handles ready to receive a file or rasp or whatever he needed and in whatever size ! One handle is actually just a whittled piece of wood !
  12. tony, 7 years ago
    in the first picture there is an awl and what appers to be an old icepick i dont know the others in that photo but the second photo is lath tools used for shaping wood to make things like a baceballbat ot a table leg the 3rd pict is all screwdrivers thats all i can toll you cept they look like they come from the early 30's
  13. nonk nonk, 7 years ago
    Picture #1 second from botom looks like a "perfect handle" screwdriver if you wonna know more look here
  14. Savoychina1 Savoychina1, 7 years ago
    Thanks, nonk, I think you nailed it.
  15. nonk nonk, 7 years ago
    pic 2 top= socket chisel the other is a gouge (chisel with a round shape)
  16. drunkintiger, 6 months ago
    I just picked one of those up at an estate sale The one with cross hatched center.Did you ever find any more details on its intended purpose?

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