Antique chisels? Hand forged?

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Antique chisels? Hand forged?

Post by TripleF » Sun Nov 05, 2017 11:37 am

Found these at the estate sale yesterday and I had to buy them.
There are no visible markings I can see...

Any help in use, name, etc would be appreciated!!
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Re: Antique chisels? Hand forged?

Post by Eustace » Sun Nov 05, 2017 2:24 pm

Old bakery?
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Post by kootenay joe » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:35 pm

The look like spuds for peeling logs back in the old days before mechanical de-barkers.
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Post by Old Folder » Sun Nov 05, 2017 9:54 pm

TripleF wrote:Found these at the estate sale yesterday and I had to buy them.
There are no visible markings I can see...

Any help in use, name, etc would be appreciated!!
I"ll have to agree with "kj" Scott.
I immediately went to my old Antique Tools book and visually scanned through the pages. I found a couple similar tools on page 58 & 59 and snapped a couple pictures for you.
The "curvature" at the end of your tools appear to be a give-away to its function. The books author lists them: early to mid 1800 tools.
I do not know what else your tools could be used for. They are too large for my dentist. ::teary_eyes::
The books first printing is dated 1979, but the accompanying listed prices are updated to my book edition of 1993.
I also added a current picture and price of the above mentioned book currently available through Amazon for $4.99. Being the tool and axe man that you are, this book would probably fit well within your interest. ::nod::
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Post by TripleF » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:04 pm

A google image search seems to agree Roland! Thanks!!

EDIT: Thanks Dan!!!

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Post by americanedgetech » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:13 pm

They are both "Firmer gouges" used in timber frame construction.
The solid shafted one is for an air powered hammer, and the second fits on a tapered shaft for hand use.
I think your pair is less than 10 years old because I have used them, and they will look like yours in a month of use.

Here is a new one...
They are used mainly to clean up chinking channels between timbers or logs, and the smaller ones are used to clean up the showing surface for pin holes/dowel holes.

They should be GREAT steel for a knife maker. Place the end on a grinding wheel, and it should flare up like the 4th of July. ::tu::
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Post by TripleF » Sun Nov 05, 2017 10:57 pm

Hard to find any that look like mine Ken.....on google image search

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Post by americanedgetech » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:04 am

The one I posted is exactly the same... minus the handle (unless I am missing something)

Look up Log home Firmer gouge or Log home Framing gouge
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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:17 am

What about size ?
The ones in OP i think are larger and used with longer handles. I think the ones Ken has posted are scaled down versions for a different job. Unless both are same size !
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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:19 am

There are at least to lines of Words on the Bark Peeler , Mid way down on top , A Damp Cloth Should Raise them for a Who -What -Where ::tu:: Jerry

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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:20 am

KleenCut61 wrote:There are at least to lines of Words on the Bark Peeler , Mid way down on top , A Damp Cloth Should Raise them for a Who -What -Where ::tu:: Scott

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Post by kootenay joe » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:27 am

KleenCut61, am i loosing it ? I can't understand your post, what it is referring to or what it means. Can you 'splain it some for us older gentlemen please ?
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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:54 am

Scott op stated there were no Visable markings he could see , Well from the angle of the 3rd Photo I can see the Impressions of atleast 4 Stamped Letters ,, :lol:

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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:01 am

Could Be Maker -Yes There Old . Got to Get Scott to Wet the Rust :lol: ::nod::

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Post by KleenCut61 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 2:05 am

To much Info < I don't Now , I Think he 's got something there < I would be Wise to let him Know .. That's all.. ::woot::

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