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Old Tool Chest
« on: February 03, 2014, 09:40:58 PM »

Everything looks OK.....but why do you have four width marking gauges?....

Three appear to be the same length & the fourth has an fine adjustment knob on the end :o

1. Question for Neil.......I cannot see a chuck key....... {-) ...
2. Can anyone name each tool?

I am having a little difficulty with the brass disks  to our right of the fourth jack plane.......or above the Masonic symbol......... Derek
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2014, 10:27:41 PM »

Hi
The smaller gauge you mention is a mortise gauge, I think ?
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2014, 10:34:24 PM »

Thanks Ken....

1. there is also a 5th width gauge lying in the horizontal p[lane .....just below two of the medium sized jack planes.......
2. another question....what is the curved brass plate located just above the chuck end on the breast drill?..............could it be a divider & marked in degrees?
3. the wooden chisel handle ends look like they have never been used..... %)

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2014, 10:45:23 PM »

Hi Derek
Could it be an external divider, marking gauge? For measuring spindles etc?
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2014, 12:34:25 AM »

Hi
The smaller gauge you mention is a mortise gauge, I think ?
Ken
I concur with Ken on this one.



A really impressive tool cabinet. Who's is it?


Looking at your questions
All 4 gauges appear to have a different scribing tool. A better resolution pic might help.
The brass thing above the brace chuck does look like a set of calipers, for measuring diameter. There are other calipers made of steel in the box, but these look like that they may have a gauge attached for taking direct readings; but this is only a guess.
As for the disks, I cannot even guess, a better resolution picture might help.
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2014, 12:36:27 AM »

Hi
The smaller gauge you mention is a mortise gauge, I think ?
Ken

Correct the "wheel" on the mortice gauge adjusts the size, (thickens) of the mortice or tennon.
Also there are Five marking gauges one is horizontal in the left leaf with the planes.
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2014, 01:02:18 AM »

OK.....what is the number of wood planes........of all types shown....block, sole, jack, fly,....+?  {-) ....
Interestingly I cannot see a spoke shave.....but they could be in one of the draws......

TT...this image turned up in an e-mail.........I have no idea of the origin........Derek
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2014, 01:07:00 AM »

Gents,

That famous tool chest belonged to Henry O. Studley, a piano maker from Massachusetts.  Here are some links to information about it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henry_O._Studley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGNT-RSkEU


If you google his name you will get a few thousand hits.

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« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2014, 01:10:07 AM »

Guys.....here is a link......brilliant work.............Derek

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6cGNT-RSkEU

Thanks Pete ...you beat me by a few minutes..................... :-))
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2014, 02:15:33 AM »

Guys....I know it's a little off topic & not model boating related but couldn't resist  :clap......Derek

https://www.youtube.com/watch_popup?v=1yWmqbltB-c

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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2014, 06:01:28 AM »

Pete,
 
Interesting youtube link, shows Derek's spokeshaves, also guessed they were specialist tools and not your normal cabinet making set up
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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2014, 01:18:58 PM »


Click to enlarge a bit more...






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Re: Old Tool Chest
« Reply #12 on: February 04, 2014, 01:38:34 PM »

Nice woodworking effect Derek, but don't fancy his chances leaning over the headstock of an open belted lathe with even a short sleeved shirt.  >>:-(
 
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« Reply #13 on: February 04, 2014, 02:49:42 PM »

Nice woodworking effect Derek, but don't fancy his chances leaning over the headstock of an open belted lathe with even a short sleeved shirt.  >>:-(
 
  Regards   Ian.
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« Reply #14 on: February 04, 2014, 08:07:36 PM »

Is the brass wheels similar to those devices for measuring distance, like a pizza cutter? you see surveyors wheeling them and one rev equals etc, just a thought
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« Reply #15 on: February 04, 2014, 08:32:33 PM »

I think they're for treppaing.  %%
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« Reply #16 on: February 04, 2014, 08:32:51 PM »

The link below is from tailUK........on PD's........the article details all of the components starting at the top left hand corner
We clearly see & understand the nomination of the four rose wood handled awls Item 39...... :-))...........but lower down refers to three centre punches?  <*<

http://www.phoenixmasonry.org/masonicmuseum/studley_1993_tool_chest_article.htm
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« Reply #17 on: February 04, 2014, 09:12:20 PM »

must admit I would love one of these But alas no way could I afford one
 
 
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« Reply #18 on: February 04, 2014, 11:55:33 PM »

Post number 7's youtube link shows the many other items beneath the clearly visible ones.
 
A very well thought out and crafted tool box.
 
Magnificent collection of hand tools.
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2014, 10:17:11 AM »

Hows this for a little tool box  :-))
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« Reply #20 on: May 15, 2014, 12:44:59 PM »

maybe the rotary objects are for inlaying marquetry stripes into a groove, in different widths for different width inlays?
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« Reply #21 on: May 15, 2014, 01:44:31 PM »

The brass discs are piano tuning tools which apparently work in a manner akin to a simple torque wrench.
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« Reply #22 on: May 15, 2014, 11:13:13 PM »

Where do you plug it in?  :}


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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2014, 08:46:18 AM »

There's a compartment on the back for all the power cords.  %% %% {-)
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