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18TH CENTURY LIVING HISTORY IN AUSTRALIA.

Thursday, 30 May 2013

Period Woodworking Tools.

Diderot.





Brace and bit.

Bucksaw.



The auger and gimlet I made from some old brace bits.

Paring Ladder.


Pump Drill.

Making Rakes.

The stail is the long straight handle used on hoes and rakes. I make mine with a hatchet and drawing knife, but as you can see there is a stail engine.


This tine former can also be used for making wooden pegs for other construction work.


6 comments:

Gorges Smythe said...

Interesting post!

Anthony Vernier said...

The bucksaw is quite good but the blade is for a hacksaw.

Anthony Vernier said...
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PJ Niland said...

Excellent love it pjn irl

NewportDispatch said...

Is there anyway to buy an old-fashioned tine former today? I suppose they are easy enough to make, basically just a pipe.

Keith H. Burgess said...

That's right NewportDispatch. A short length of pipe & a metal file. File one edge until you have the shape of a wad punch.
Regards, Keith.