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    Default Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools

    This is in Waleska, Georgia on the campus of Reinhardt College. The Funk Heritage Center also has exhibits on frontier life and Southeastern native Americans.

    http://www.reinhardt.edu/funkheritag...ool collection


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    Dont you hate it when you go to a museum and see things that you use every day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    Dont you hate it when you go to a museum and see things that you use every day!

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    If it ain't broke don't fix it.

    A lot of European style axes on that wall.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by john welsford View Post
    Dont you hate it when you go to a museum and see things that you use every day!

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    or worse still... a picture of yourself
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    I hate going to a museum and seeing tools I wish I had! What a waste of good steel and wood, assembled into practical, ergonomic, beautiful packages.

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    Default Re: Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools

    Check out the Mercer Museum and Fonthill Castle:



    Each separate room is dedicated to a different trade. It's really fascinating and the tools are inspiring.

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    Default Re: Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimmy W View Post
    This is in Waleska, Georgia on the campus of Reinhardt College. The Funk Heritage Center also has exhibits on frontier life and Southeastern native Americans.

    http://www.reinhardt.edu/funkheritag...ool collection

    There's enough tools there to build a country!

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    Default Re: Sellars Gallery of Historic Hand Tools

    In the 1980's when the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was preparing its street-front window as a replica of a 1910-era ship's chandlery, they were stumped at how to get authentic oilskins, dory-bailers, longline reels, etc. from the dory-fishing era. They eventually came to the Lahave Outfitting Company in Lunenburg County and bought them, retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mmd View Post
    In the 1980's when the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic was preparing its street-front window as a replica of a 1910-era ship's chandlery, they were stumped at how to get authentic oilskins, dory-bailers, longline reels, etc. from the dory-fishing era. They eventually came to the Lahave Outfitting Company in Lunenburg County and bought them, retail.
    I like that story.

    My offereing for "most unusual (and useless) tool that I possess is a coppering hammer.
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    Someday, I'm going to settle down and be a grumpy old man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P.I. Stazzer-Newt View Post
    Yup, I'll take a picture and post it, over the weekend.

    Considering that coppering nails are not that big, typically only an inch or so, and not a huge gauge either, one wonders at the dimensions, but I think the explanation is that thousands upon thousands of such nails have to be driven, and the heavy head probably drives the nail faster.
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