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Old Tool Sleuth: What are these (not gimlets)?

Old Tool Sleuth: These Aren’t Gimlets

I know these aren’t gimlets. But they remind me of gimlets. Could they be an upholsterers tool, or a saddlemakers?

Can you help me identify the tool manufacturer, model, and date range? And can you tell me what it was used for? If so, leave a comment.

Old Tool Sleuth: What are these (not gimlets)?

Old Tool Sleuth: What are these (not gimlets)?

 

 

 

Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Old Tool Sleuth: Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Another tool handed down, but this one is a mystery. It looks like it is made for scooping, or stripping bark from a tree. It’s not a bark spud though.

Can you help me identify this tool manufacturer, model, and date range? If so, leave a comment below.

Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Spud, Scorp, or Something Else?

Rusty Spokeshave

Old Tool Sleuth: The Rusty Spokeshave

This spokeshave was in the batch of old tools given to me by family. It’s very rusty and the handles are cracked. I’m not sure it can be saved, but or if I should even try. I’ll try some Evapo-Rust and if I need knew handles, I’ll either ask a friend to turn them, or make them with┬áthe new spokeshave I bought at Woodworking in America.

Rusty Spokeshave

Rusty Spokeshave

 

Rusty Spokeshave, Alternate View

Rusty Spokeshave, Alternate View

Can you help me identify this spokeshave manufacturer, model, and date range? If so, leave a comment.