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Brill88

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My copy of my grandfarther carpenters toolbox I can’t imagine chaps taking these on the trains and buses back in the day be nice to know what tools people used back then my grandads were taken by a relative for eBaying sadly
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when i looked at the first pic i thought" why has he got a car towball fixed to the bench" ..............!
 

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when i looked at the first pic i thought" why has he got a car towball fixed to the bench" ..............!
Couldn’t get on with that went back to a more normal metal one
 

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Looks great authentic black paint too!

What are the dimensions btw?

Cheers James
 

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Nice one!
That's the standard C&G box, as made by thousands of trainees including myself (40 years ago).
Various variations according to the trade. Mine had one drawer and was painted red.
Dimensions worked out to fit the biggest tools - 26" handsaw for the length, Record 5 1/2 and oil stone in box side by side for the width.
Suitcase style very practical if you are coming and going, carrying with one hand, especially up and down stairs, buses, trains, and takes up least floor space when you are grovelling about in small rooms etc.
Here's the list: what you took home with you if you passed the course:
1 toolbox - made week 5
5 1/2 Record jack plane
Good quality Sanderson & Kayser saws:
26" hand saw 6tpi
22" panel saw 10tpi
14" tenon saw 14tpi
3 Marples firmer chisels 1" 3/4" 1/2"
Rabone Combination square
Whitehill 16oz claw hammer
Nail pullers (Footprint?)
sliding bevel (poor quality)
double sided oil stone - box made week 6
big screwdriver
small screwdriver
2 ft boxwood rule
nail punch
brace & bit (one 32mm bit for yale locks
mallet
S&J carpenters axe
marking gauge
bradawl
brass face marples spirit level
plumb bob

PS still got the box and nearly all the tools.
 
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Nicely done Brill88, a great shame your grandad's tools were vandalised as I'm sure you would have treasured and used them. Sadly it's what happens these days, it's nice to see someone young appreciating a bit of family history. :)
 

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Nicely done Brill88, a great shame your grandad's tools were vandalised as I'm sure you would have treasured and used them. Sadly it's what happens these days, it's nice to see someone young appreciating a bit of family history. :)
Well his nephew took everything that wasn’t bolted down and then some all that’s left is this box as it wasn’t eBay material lol
 

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Nice one!
That's the standard C&G box, as made by thousands of trainees including myself (40 years ago).
Various variations according to the trade. Mine had one drawer and was painted red.
Dimensions worked out to fit the biggest tools - 26" handsaw for the length, Record 5 1/2 and oil stone in box side by side for the width.
Suitcase style very practical if you are coming and going, carrying with one hand, especially up and down stairs, buses, trains, and takes up least floor space when you are grovelling about in small rooms etc.
Here's the list: what you took home with you if you passed the course:
1 toolbox - made week 5
5 1/2 Record jack plane
Good quality Sanderson & Kayser saws:
26" hand saw 6tpi
22" panel saw 10tpi
14" tenon saw 14tpi
3 Marples firmer chisels 1" 3/4" 1/2"
Rabone Combination square
Whitehill 16oz claw hammer
Nail pullers (Footprint?)
sliding bevel (poor quality)
double sided oil stone - box made week 6
big screwdriver
small screwdriver
2 ft boxwood rule
nail punch
brace & bit (one 32mm bit for yale locks
mallet
S&J carpenters axe
marking gauge
bradawl
brass face marples spirit level
plumb bob

PS still got the box and nearly all the tools.
Interesting that a 5 1/2 plane was given rather than a no4 plane?

Why was this? Do you find it the most useful size?

What's a carpenters axe like?

Cheers James
 

Brill88

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I was thinking that about the axe and plane you can do more with that size I imagine it’s good all around until you get more specialist I imagine but w carpenters axe I think they’d use it when they did skirting the old school way I bet there’s a few on here who know about that safe to say there wasn’t much filler needed
 

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Interesting that a 5 1/2 plane was given rather than a no4 plane?

Why was this? Do you find it the most useful size?
If you only had one the 5 1/2 is probably the most useful size for joinery in general.
What's a carpenters axe like?

Cheers James
Just a small hatchet with a normal but narrowish head. Used a lot for joinery esp site work - scribing boards mainly and making other things fit - often easier to hack the edge off something rather than sawing it.
 

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Nice toolbox. As mentioned by others, I made one during my apprenticeship. I think I have it somewhere.

I like the ammo box on the floor.(y)
 

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Is it the head of a froe (for splitting logs etc) ?View attachment 107758

here's a maul to be hitting it with
Top left corner ha well spotted yes it’s a large froe made from an old leaf spring heavy old brute but does the job I at times have made axe handles and use it to split the blanks
 
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