Dad's chisels
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These were my father's Stanley Handyman chisels, he died a few years ago 

Many years ago, my mother bought him this set of chisels one at a time as she could afford them over the course of a year.
She gave them to dad for Christmas .

Dad was a great man but he was  not a woodworker 
Over the years they were used for who knows what all besides woodworking , including opening cans of paint but he never lost any.

I found them scattered in various drawers and tool boxes.
They have been rescued and properly sharpened for the first time ever.

They are now my bench chisels.
Not the fanciest ones out there but priceless to me  Yes

I made  a chisel holder from quartersawn white oak to hold the set of chisels.
Keeps them close at hand and protects them.
Dad taught me a lot over the years but I will teach him how to properly  care for and use his  bench chisels   Smirk



   

   
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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  Re: Dad's chisels by 2beast ([color=#1a1917][size...)
I think you did  a nice job with the chisel holder,  I think your Dad would be very proud.
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  Re: Dad's chisels by 2beast ([color=#1a1917][size...)
I'm cleaning out my fathers place after he passed this summer and trying to unravel 74 years of collecting, gems like your fathers chisels are the holy grail that I'm sifting through.
I, like you want to make dad proud to use the very tools he used. I know your dad is smiling down on you.
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  Re: Dad's chisels by 2beast ([color=#1a1917][size...)
Hi, Greg.  Good to hear from you.  I'm curious about the one chisel that looks almost unused.  Did it fall into some hiding place for all those years?
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  Re: RE: Dad's chisels by Mike Brady (Hi, Greg.  Good to h...)
(01-30-2018, 09:42 PM)Mike Brady Wrote:   I'm curious about the one chisel that looks almost unused.  Did it fall into some hiding place for all those years?

+1
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  Re: Dad's chisels by 2beast ([color=#1a1917][size...)
Great story and heirlooms.  Yes
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  Re: RE: Dad's chisels by Cian (Great story and heir...)
(01-31-2018, 12:55 AM)Cian Wrote: Great story and heirlooms.  Yes

Yup.

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  Re: RE: Dad's chisels by Mike Brady (Hi, Greg.  Good to h...)
(01-30-2018, 09:42 PM)Mike Brady Wrote: Hi, Greg.  Good to hear from you.  I'm curious about the one chisel that looks almost unused.  Did it fall into some hiding place for all those years?

Hey Mike,

Some years ago, I had posted about trying to locate the full set of chisels but could not find the last one.
A generous Woodnetter graciously filled the gap with that chisel.

Ironically, The missing chisel was actually found a few months ago deep in a weird hiding place.
Unfortunately, it had been broken back nearly an inch.

I have yet to try to make it usable once again.

So I do have them all but that one for now is the user.
Greg

It's better to burn out than it is to rust

Danchris Nursery
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  Re: Dad's chisels by 2beast ([color=#1a1917][size...)
Awesome job on the holder and the chisel rehab!
Cool
See ya around,
Dominic
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  Re: RE: Dad's chisels by Blacky's Boy (Awesome job on the h...)
(01-31-2018, 10:12 AM)Blacky Wrote: Awesome job on the holder and the chisel rehab!
Cool

You're super lucky to have those.  Thanks for sharing.
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