Anyody collect Antique tools?

Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: WNY On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:04 pm

Heres an older Sargent plane I picked up at yard sale for $5 since it was all rusted. cleaned it up on wire wheel, a little paint and cuts perfectly!
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Paperboy On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:38 pm

Both my father and grandfather were carpenters , so I have several older tools; some similar to those pictured in the previous posts. (planes, braces, automatic screwdrivers, etc. ) Also have an old Maxsaw brand circular saw. It takes a blade with a 1/2" Square hole in the center. Not the diamond or round holes that are the standard today. Anybody know where blades like that could be found today?? Internet searches in the past have been unsuccessful, although I haven't looked recently.
Like the others mentioned, its very heavy and has the old, ungrounded 2 prong plug.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: OldAA130 On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 10:57 pm

Richard S. wrote:There's somethings I wouldn't get rid of like arm breaking 1/2 drill


I remember as a kid, my dad rewired old houses and I went along "to help". He was drilling through a hewn beam one day with his 1/2" aluminum case craftsman when it wound up and wrapped up his arms. He was screaming for me to pull the plug... but for a second I froze... It nearly broke both of his arms!

(I eventually came to and jerked the plug from the wall!)

Richard, you can keep that one as far as I'm concerned! I'd just have nightmares if I put that in the garage.

Tom
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:05 pm

I have quite a collection, maybe I can get some photos when I "have time".

I just remembered this thread, there's a few photos here, the quality is not very good, they were taken with my first digital camera.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:12 pm

OldAA130 wrote:
Richard S. wrote:There's somethings I wouldn't get rid of like arm breaking 1/2 drill


I remember as a kid, my dad rewired old houses and I went along "to help". He was drilling through a hewn beam one day with his 1/2" aluminum case craftsman when it wound up and wrapped up his arms. He was screaming for me to pull the plug... but for a second I froze... It nearly broke both of his arms!

(I eventually came to and jerked the plug from the wall!)

Richard, you can keep that one as far as I'm concerned! I'd just have nightmares if I put that in the garage.

Tom



My old man was drilling a stump with out in front of the house the one day it caught something and sent him for ride. He had the button in so it kept going until it pulled he plug out of the socket. :lol:

I was using newer one to drill some metal that was flat on the ground and I was bracing it with my leg, that caught and sent me flying... almost broke my damn leg.

I'd imagine there is a lot of people with broken bones from those size drills.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Wood'nCoal On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:17 pm

The Milwaukee 1/2" drill in one of the photos in the link I posted has almost broken my wrist several times. :D
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Cap On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:38 pm

I was using newer one to drill some metal that was flat on the ground and I was bracing it with my leg, that caught and sent me flying... almost broke my damn leg.

I'd imagine there is a lot of people with broken bones from those size drills.


I have an old hammer/drill Metabo 1/2" drill which twisted my wrist once or twice. I got smart & started using a Dewalt adjustable leverage/handle on the Metabo makes it very manageable.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Thu Jan 20, 2011 11:49 pm

OUTSTANDING :)
heartofcoal wrote:If it was your grandfather's, it's a antique.
And probably very well built.
I still have a bit brace and two yankee screwdrivers I bought brand new!

I'm old :(
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:19 am

Great rehab on that plane!
I'll bet some long gone carpenter is smilin' :D
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 7:52 am

Cap wrote:I have an old hammer/drill Metabo 1/2" drill which twisted my wrist once or twice. I got smart & started using a Dewalt adjustable leverage/handle on the Metabo makes it very manageable.


The one that sent me sailing was actually configured more like a grinder with handle going the other way. Same thing with my old mans with extra handle... more like a jackhammer configuration. Both are really unstoppable if they get caught. I'm pretty sure even if you're Conan you won't hold onto it.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: OldAA130 On: Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:03 pm

This discussion is taking me back to my younger days when I spent a lot of time working with my dad. His union went on strike in 1980 and he set out wiring houses to pay the bills. I was too young to drill the wall studs but I spent most of the time crawing through basements and climbing in the rafters.

Old timers that I've talked to call these big old drills "drill motors".

Richard, what's the story behind yours? If I had my dad's, I'd probably keep it (risking sleepless nights) just for the memories and the stories I could tell. I see it as a great conversation piece for guys hanging out in the shop.

Tom
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 12:59 am

OldAA130 wrote:Richard, what's the story behind yours?


Well my Dad always did stuff himself so he always had a lot of tools, same thing with my Grandfather. That particular drill was probabaly purchased after Agnes. I know he was doing a lot of electric work after that. We had huge woodshop set up before the fire, this was one side of the house, most of it is my Brothers stuff:

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There was still the other side with back room for metal work, furnace and my dad had smaller work area set up. A lot of those tools are pretty screwed up from the water because there was a foot or more of water in the basement. They all work but lots of rust. My brother is in the middle of putting up small barn to house them.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:04 pm

Shame about the water. Everything looks to be in good shape though.
That's quite an investment sitting there!
I noticed the clamp rack at the back. You can never own enough clamps.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: Richard S. On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:13 pm

heartofcoal wrote:Shame about the water. Everything looks to be in good shape though.
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That was the before picture. ;) Nothing but 6 foot of dirt there now. Tools are in storage except a few I have here in the garage I needed like the planer and jointer.
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Re: Anyody collect Antique tools?

PostBy: heartofcoal On: Sat Jan 22, 2011 5:36 pm

Really sorry to hear that.
If it was me, I'd be on my knees crying like a baby.
I hope everything works out for ya.

Ray
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