Off Topic The Hand Tool thread

Discussion in 'Axe, Tomahawk, & Hatchet Forum' started by phantomknives, Jul 19, 2018.

  1. rjdankert

    rjdankert

    Mar 10, 2011
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  2. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
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    now i know this forum has split opinions on mr. smith here but i'v been with him since he had 700 subscribers and have sent him various things over the years. I figure since youtube has been spotty about releasing silver play buttons i'd make him his own. the issue was, my engraving chisel wouldnt cut the steel so i had to put a nice edge on a masonry nail and just stipple the crap out of it, hopefully by the time i wire brush it to blend it all together, it'll look much better, as this isnt an incredibly flattering picture.

    I figured you guys would like to see this, dont worry it's a no-name ohio pattern
     
  3. Yankee Josh

    Yankee Josh Gold Member Gold Member

    Mar 31, 2018
    You don't have to agree with everything someone says to like them! I don't watch many of his videos but he seems like a nice guy.
    What you did must've taken forever!! I say well done man I think it's cool! Please share a photo of it all finished?
    And maybe link his video where he opens it? That's one I'd love to see. He really does seem to appreciate kind things people do for him!
     
  4. Square_peg

    Square_peg Basic Member Basic Member

    Feb 1, 2012
    Scrimshaw axe!
     
  5. phantomknives

    phantomknives

    Mar 31, 2016
    nah it only took about an hour, i'll @ you in the members thread when it gets there
     
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  6. junkenstien

    junkenstien Gold Member Gold Member

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    Feb 15, 2017
    Cant watch to awful much of anything but what I've seen of him i like.Reminds me alot how he works of my pa in law,jumping in headfirst not worried about anything and getting tore up all the time.Trimming trees is not just dropping them and leaving them there dont see much of the chipping,dragging,stacking wrestling tires in the mud crap that aint no fun and im glad he has found a way to make some more money.
     
  7. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I recently found these pliers hiding in a drawer in the basement where they have resided for 15 or 20 years. I'm a cutlery collector, so I never bothered to research the markings.
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    It just so happens that about 12 years ago I acquired a leather worker's head knife with the same markings, and, yes, I did research that. What a surprise it was to discover that, for many years, I have owned two two rare tools by the same maker!
    20200119_215845.jpg J. ENGLISH & HUBERS/SHEFFIELD WORKS made in the early 1830s. T-A
     

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  8. garry3

    garry3

    Sep 11, 2012
    Cobblers pliers I think. Fast forward to 26:20.
     
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  9. the-accumulator

    the-accumulator Gold Member Gold Member

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    Jan 24, 2008
    I assumed, when I studied the tool, that it had built-in tack hammer. What I read, however, was that what looked like a hammer head was actually there just to create a notch so the tool could grab the edge of something like a saddle tree permitting the user to use leverage to stretch the leather tightly in place. Obviously someone else had the idea of using the tool as a tack hammer as well as a leather stretcher. Great video! Thanks for posting the link. T-A
     
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  10. Hickory n steel

    Hickory n steel Gold Member Gold Member

    Feb 11, 2016
    His opinions on axes don't exactly match mine, but I enjoy his videos from time to time and he seems like one of the nicest people out there.

    This should be very cool, I'd say he deserves something and this is better than one of those dumb silver thingies they give to the more hip trendy type YouTubers.
     
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  11. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    These are my cobblers pliers, well made but not marked.

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    They are for stretching leather & the protrusion is to pull against & it IS a tack hammer as well, mine has the remains of cross hatching on it.

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    Some cobblers hammers, note the wear on the top handle!
     
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  12. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Vaughan & Bushnell, Utica, M. Klein & Sons nothing mind blowing but a good assortment all in one bucket.
    Yup, found some cool pliers. But Post Image is refusing my connection.
     
  13. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
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    Ha HA! Loop hole
     
  14. ithinkverydeeply

    ithinkverydeeply

    Dec 17, 2018
    I love that hammer! Are you selling it?
     
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  15. I'mSoSharp

    I'mSoSharp

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    Mar 8, 2011
    No, sorry.....
     
  16. Meek1

    Meek1

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    Aug 11, 2019
    Found a neat little sale on Sunday. Apparently there was some football game or something, so there was only one other guy there. And he didn't like cool stuff.
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    Not sure the last couple count as "tools". But they are still pretty cool.
     
  17. gben

    gben

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    Nov 26, 2014
    I would like to find out something about this toolbox and it's former owner. It appears to be an early "hammer drill" for making holes in stone or masonry, but it must have been for a specific job or craft because most of the bits are all the same size. It must have been important to the worker because of the trouble he went to in making the box and decorating it.

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  18. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    What a lucky dog.
     
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  19. npace

    npace

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    Oct 24, 2019
    https://www.fs.fed.us/t-d/pubs/htmlpubs/htm84232602/page06.htm
    Pretty cool find. Looks like it could be an early drill used for blasting.
     
  20. npace

    npace

    171
    Oct 24, 2019
    The man holding the steel was often called a shaker. Took some balls to hold that all day while 2 men ran sledge hammers.
     
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