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    What tool am I missing?


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    Coffe pot

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    That's a start.

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    Great suggestions, thank you.
    The Hand-screw clamp might make most sense. Right behind is the coffee pot.

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    So, on a more serious note, ........ You are wondering what tools you really need to build a boat? That can vary significantly depending on what type of boat you are looking to build. What do you have in mind?

    Lapstrake = no need for caulking tools
    Carvel = no (or lesser) need for planking clamps

    Sheet Plywood = not much need for most of the stuff.

    If I were to go off to build much of a traditionally built boat I would want a band saw, table saw, jointer, planer, a number of decent hand planes, some decent chisels & mallet, drill & drill bits, Yankee screwdriver, hand saw (ok, & circular saw) and not necessarily a whole lot more.

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    I am actually trying to make something like this:

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    Moaning chair & error eliminator:

    Hope for the best, but plan for the worst.

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    NedL,

    That's a nice collection.
    I've always liked the look of an adze.

    Never had a need to get one, but I would just 'cuse I like them.

    Marc

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    Bearded Hatchet+Adze: This girl is pretty, you might 'need' this one.

    https://www.etsy.com/listing/5495459...ed-with-curved


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    I think Ned's just showin' off....

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    I though we we're going to have a contest to see who had the most unique tool set.

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    I'm OK with people showing off - IF I like the subject.

    That is a pretty hachet/adze but I'd want the adze bigger.
    The price was not as high as I expected.
    I wonder about the steel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post


    One of the neighbor kids stole my mallet about 1995 that looked just like to one on top. I think it was made from ebony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by willin woodworks View Post
    I think Ned's just showin' off....

    Mmmmm, ......... Maybe (just a little)



    However, ....... This brought up something that I do wonder about. At some point I'm going to have to 'pass on' all these tools and I don't have anyone in the family interested. I've at times thought about finding some young stranger who is really showing an interest in woodworking and making a donation to their interest, ............ Still thinking.


    Oh, ........... and what I showed above is really just the beginning..

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    A bit more...........








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    These are just the ones worthy of a picture.










    The dividers have a really pretty hand forged wing nut. Mid 19th century I think.



    A couple of rabbet planes, a compass plane and others.





    The jointers here are a good 24" long.


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    Some early back saws. (and an early keyhole saw)



    Pretty much everything is sharp and ready to use. Not pretty, but some decent tools I think.


    Maybe some day I'll have a big WBF give-away raffle.

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    And that doesn't even touch this tool chest,........... brought to America in 1947 by Ole Olsen of Keyport N.J., one of the premier builders of Jersey sea skiffs from 1947 to the early 1990's. Ole's tool chest was given to me this past winter by the family, ........ I'm keeping this intact as one single collection.

    This is where it say for 70+ years, in the corner of Olsen's boat works Keyport New Jersey.


















    No, I don't have a problem with tools, ........ nope, no problem here, .......... and you can just keep moving along..............

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    Addicted.
    That's too many chisels to practically choose from.

    Pretty is not necessary. But I would prefer them not dry and rusty.

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    The ship augers and plane irons are shown “as found” in Ole’s tool chest, I have since cleaned them up and oiled them.
    Last edited by nedL; 08-03-2018 at 02:40 PM.

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    Damn Ned. Can I be in your will!?

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    Well , I wuz lookin fer a pic of my disc sander collection, but this came up first

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Well , I wuz lookin fer a pic of my disc sander collection, but this came up first
    Works for me. I don't want to be using all my tools anymore. I'd much rather use those cans on my boat.

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    Be wary of your critics, at peace with your decisions, and work hard to be a better man.

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    Here's a few different tools most folks won't have.
    Ship deck caulking iron and mallet
    Several different shaped irons and thicknesses.
    Hand forged reefing hook.
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    Every boat builder should have one of these.
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    I envy you guys not in the middle of Texas.

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    Nice! I like your horsing iron. I have an old bettle, but no iron to go with it.

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    ...gonna build a boat or open a museum?


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    [QUOTE=Ted Hoppe;5639859]Mine... /QUOTE] I was going to post a 4Lt West System kit and my 4" angle Wood Eraser. Maybe I should change my signature to: "Putty and paint will make it look like what it ain't".
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    I'd love to learn to us an enx


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    Quote Originally Posted by wizbang 13 View Post
    Seconded plus
    '' You ain't gonna learn what you don't want to know. ''
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