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#1 Chuck_050382 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 02:26 PM

Over the weekend I got my Great Grandpa's tool box. It has 2 wooden planes in it, and 4 saws. 2 of the saws were his, one of them was his dad's and one was my grandpa's.

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One of the planes has "Boston Navy Yard Oct 1870" stamped into the side of it.
The other plane is a Scioto Works plane that from a quick search through the internet looks to have been made between 1893 and 1907.

More pictures and story can be found on my blog

Edited by Chuck_050382, February 27, 2012 - 02:26 PM.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 03:45 PM

That's nice Chuck! It's nice to have and use something with a family history to it.
My wife's great grandfather was a cabinet maker. And I have a simular toolbox with an almost complete set of cutters and a Craftsman shaper plane. I also have and use a wood vise that belonged to Martin Funk.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 04:14 PM

I have actually seen tools of that same vintage being used as decorations in people's home. A friend of mine is a Gen. Contractor and has several planes and saws hanging up in his den. What a great thing you have in owning the same hand tools that your Great Great Grand Dad worked with.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 04:25 PM

Nice tools Chuck.I also have some very similar to those ,those my Grandfather had.I don't remember the names on mine,but they look a lot like those.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 04:44 PM

Thanks guys,

It was mentioned to me on wood working forum to ask my dad for a saw of his to put in the box as well. And for me to put one in also. If I get one from dad there would be 4 generation of tools in the tool box, I would make 5. I also plan on getting brass tags made for each tool to mark who the tool belonged too.
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Posted February 27, 2012 - 05:55 PM

Chuck this is really cool. I really like stories like this and to see tools handed down from generation to generation. Thanks for sharing.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 06:17 PM

Chuck, that's a great legacy set. I like the idea of the brass tags. That is and surely will remain a treasured family heirloom. Thanks for posting those great photographs and sharing the history.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:23 PM

Congrats that will be a Collection. See I love old things since I'm OLD too.

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Posted February 27, 2012 - 07:35 PM

Chuck, that is quite a story and real neat that you have those tools! The brass tags are a great idea! You could find out about and write a story on how each of your ancestors used the tools and what jobs they did with them and include them in the toolbox. What a nice way to remember them by.
I bought my Grandpa's mechanic tools ( mostly vintage craftsman tools) from my Grandma after Grandpa died in 1971. I plan to pass them on to my oldest son who is also a mechanic.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 04:20 PM

Glad you guys enjoyed the pictures and the story.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 06:46 PM

Chuck that is such a wonderful collection of tools to have!! The idea for you and your Dad to each put a saw into the box is a great one too!! Thanks for sharing the pics and story.

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Posted February 28, 2012 - 08:36 PM

Thanks for sharing the history of the tools you have! That's a great piece!

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Posted March 03, 2012 - 07:38 AM

Thanks guys,

It was mentioned to me on wood working forum to ask my dad for a saw of his to put in the box as well. And for me to put one in also. If I get one from dad there would be 4 generation of tools in the tool box, I would make 5. I also plan on getting brass tags made for each tool to mark who the tool belonged too.

How wonderful, to be able to connect with family back 5 generations. We can only imagine how special it all will mean to YOUR G-G-grandkids. IMO, those tools are more special than a piece of family heirloom furniture. Thank you for sharing that with us.

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Posted March 04, 2012 - 06:28 AM

How wonderful, to be able to connect with family back 5 generations.



Yes,that is really something.Not too many could do that.




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