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Pic003toolsonthewall.JPGwall of tools335 viewsA shot of the wall behind my work bench. john krau
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Pic068__bs_setup.JPGtraveling blacksmiths280 viewsThis is my demo' blacksmithing setup. I built the toolbox with inspiration from the ToolBox Book, quench barrel supports the leg vise, forge, Fisher anvil. This is on the grounds of Arbor Lodge, Nebr. City.john krau
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sept__2011_last_018.JPGWoodworker tool roll268 viewsThis is a World War II bring back. Japanese woodworkers tool roll. 4 spoon bits, chisels, T handle in wood, 4 hammers, one steel punch, blacksmith tongs, flat scraper?, 2 long handled needle tools. 2 tiny triangular needle scrapers? Never been used, only 3 loops unfilled. Any ideas?john krau
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100_0610watch2.JPGWatch repair tools194 viewsTools from a friends auction, he attended watch repair school in 1929.john krau
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100_0852tools_display_rdy.JPGtool collection191 viewsSnapped this at a farm days event. Part of them for sale, owner has been collecting for over 40 years, have gotten some interesting things from him, display boards go on for about 50 feet.john krau
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100_0730Yankee1530.JPGyankee 1530 no.2190 viewsAfter reassembling the drill, found it had good tooth contact, made a user out of a junker, put in coarse teeth, vs. original fine threads, due to softness of white metal body. threads gone was reason for condemned tag.john krau
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100_0748june_07_auction,_saws.JPGJune 07 auction results182 viewsSpent a little time and less money at a retired farmers sale. 8 handsaws, mostly disston, 3 meat saws, 6 hacksaws, one new handsaw handle, marked $.75. 2 scythes, actually 3, two cornknives, one drawknife, and felloe drill for wheelmaking. came to .85 cents each.john krau
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100_0810_two_feloe_drills.JPGfeloe drills182 viewsThese are a matched pair of feloe drills I acquired ten years apart. I built the fitted box for the lower one for transport. Sometimes used by a wheelwright to drill straight spoke holes. Very useful where heavy drilling is necessary. john krau
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100_0849BS_shop_2.JPGThe Blacksmith Shop169 viewsThis is me working in the blacksmithshop, on Carstens Farmstead, Iowa. Doing the farm days living history in Sept. john krau
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07_1_sbitbox.jpgtool roll163 viewsThis auger bit holder came thru the electronic place long ago. Had a dozen auger bits on a canvas roll. The brass plate originally had a carry handle. Home made?john krau
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100_0574sunday_haul.JPGFall of '06 auction items162 viewsThings won at auction of old acquaintance, adze and shaping axe head, roll of bits, 3 brace drills, blacksmith turning hammer, very nice jointer plane, toolbox with 8 saws, including a split nut Disston. john krau
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100_0845_Olmstead_mitre_box.JPGOlmstead's patent mitre box161 viewsL.H. Olmsted's mitre box, cast iron, patent Apr. 1886, the tiny feet, have stars cast on them. Index lock is very positive. john krau
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