Share your favorites on Show & Tell


In Tools and Hardware > Chisels > Show & Tell.
Recent comments13991 of 133071Victorian Peloton glass miniature rose bowlI bought this 10 years ago and I'm almost sure this is a Flemish still life from the 17 th century
Love it
Like it

ho2cultchaho2cultcha loves this.
wonderfulstuffwonderfulstuff loves this.
nonknonk likes this.
VestaswindVestaswind loves this.
areliczoneareliczone loves this.
hoosierpickerhoosierpicker likes this.
See 4 more
Add to collection

Please create an account, or Log in here

If you don't have an account, create one here.

Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate

Posted 7 years ago


(650 items)

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, 7 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?

Want to post a comment?

Create an account or login in order to post a comment.