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    Ohhhh,..... you just had to go there didn’t you Bruce.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    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..............
    Iím not often jealous on these threads because I have a fair start on my collection of museum tools that I still use, but Iím jealous of that set Ned! Iíd be lining up for that raffle.
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    Jim, yes, that was a most special gift from Oleís son Art Olsen. Artís brother John Olsen stayed on to continue the boat building business and yard. It was this yard that I got my boat from four years ago. Sadly, John passed away a year and a half ago. Art gave his dadís tool chest to me this past winter.
    I had the year wrong, ole came here in 1946. The chest still has the shipping labels on it from Denmark.
    I have gone through, sharpened and gently cleaned everything. I had to make some new handles and knobs for the planes. I also made replacement dividers for the inside of the chest.

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    Bruce,.... Iíll see your angle grinders and raise you.
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    And Iíll throw in a few of these.
    ......... and just realized I have a few more vintage ones stashed away.
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    And just to prove I donít have a problem with tools,..........
    yep,.... no problem here!!!!!! (I found a couple more too)

    (And,.... can you believe I donít own a single cordless (battery operated) tool. ...seriously.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nedL View Post
    Nice! I like your horsing iron. I have an old bettle, but no iron to go with it.
    That iron and nettle were used to build the canal barges on the C&D Canal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by navydog View Post
    That iron and nettle were used to build the canal barges on the C&D Canal.

    Nice piece of history!

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