Recently my girlfriend's mum invited me to look through her shed for any tools that might be of use in my new woodworking hobby. A lot of the tools I found were suffering from rust and have not been used (or even touched) for around 18 years.
Here are a few of the tools I am either in the process of cleaning up or have cleaned up and pressed back into service once again.
- Roll of 12 Auger bits
- Ridgway Large Expanding Bit Set 3/8" - 3"
- Large Yankee Push Screwdriver
- Small Ratchet Screwdriver
- Marking Gauge
- Small Hammer
- Stanley 102 Block Plane
- Rapier Spokeshave
- 2 x Egg Beater Drills (One Stanley the other a Millers Falls?)
- Spinney Bailey No#4 Bench Plane - I may set this up as a 'Scrub Plane'
- 2 x Sureform (Straight & Curved) Planes
- Wooden (Shoulder?) Plane.
There were also three 'Warranted Superior' Panel saws which I counted as: 5tpi, 8tpi & 10tpi all filed rip. I de-rusted the blades, sanded and oiled the wooden handles and have sent them off along with my own 10tpi panel saw for re-sharpening and should get them back next week.
I have requested the 5tpi to be filed rip, the 8tpi to be filed crosscut and the other two 10tpi saws rip and crosscut. At some point in the near future, I would like get the required saw files and tools and be responsible for sharpening my own saws.
Cleaning, de-rusting, oiling, servicing and sharpening all these tools is helping me better understand how they work and what's required to keep them functioning properly - all the more important in the hand tool world.
It's certainly a steep learning curve!