Hand & Power Tools

My new set of Blue Spruce Paring Chisels.

My new Blue Spruce Butt Chisel Set
After waiting since early October when I first emailed Dave Jeske I’ve finally got them to play with. Dave Jeske has certainly come up with something special and well worth the wait. 🙂

So as yet unused and needing their first honing here they are 🙂

A Close up of the Blue Spruce Logo

Largest in the set

Smallest in the set


Some tools I had for Christmas 2007

Veritas #22 of 300 Limited Edition

A limited edition plane from Veritas #22 of 300 superbly manufactured from stainless steel

I’ve got two Record 044’s 😀
An old friend gave me a Record 044 (the one on the left)

That brings my plough collection to ten in number, consisting of 2 Record 044’s. 1 Record 050. one Record 050C. 2 Record 43’s. 1 Record 405. 1 Stanley 71. 1 Stanley 78. and 1 Stanley 45. 😀

New Lie Nielsen & Veritas tools

Lie Nielsen #98 & #99 Planes. Left & right 1/2″ skew chisels. 1″ Bevel edge chisel. Spoke shave. Veritas hold down.

Well this finishes the bevel edged chisel cabinet, added are the 1″ chisel third in from right, and the last two on the right which are a left and right handed 1/2″ skew chisels.

With my new Stanley cabinet finished this is the renovated #5 1/2 thats going in it

Here it is full up 😀

Stanley #5 #6 #7
All with new japaning

But first a little gloat, this is a pic of my Lie Nielsen Bevel Edged Chisel Set.

A New Tool Cabinet

I built is cos I got no room left for all the Stanleys 🙂

Here’s a close up of the dovetails

I done some mods to an old chisel, made it in to a marking/striking knife

This is my tool cupboard, it made entirely from scraps of leftover hardwoods, Utile, Sappele, Iroko, Oak.
Here are some close ups, sorry about the distorsions, blame the photographer 🙂

I couldn’t be arsed to list this lot, but here’s a pic

Here are some Jigs and more odd planes

Leigh Dovetail Jig and on the shelf behind are all the chargers for cordless drills etc etc…

Some hand made mallets

Stanley 10 1/2

Lie Nielsen 10 1/4

Stanley #5 #6 #7

Clifton 4 1/2

Lie Nielsen #73 shoulder plane

Lie Nielsen Rabbet Block Plane

When I was building my new tool cabinet I had to empty the old ones, I couldn’t resist taking this pic 🙂

Yes two new Lie Nielsen tools. Bought them on Ebay, the seller said they were mint condition. They are too, they’ve never been used. 🙂

I think I better update this page as the tool cabinet in the earlier pics no longer exists 🙂

You may have seen this cabinet on other pages but this is how my hand tool cabinet looks today (10th June 2009)

Tool Cabinet Remodel
Adding the Blue Spruce Butt Chisels I needed to alter the storage, here’s a pic of the cabinet now

I’ve also added a pair of these 🙂


11 Responses to Hand & Power Tools

  1. jeff holtzman says:

    Your photos of the Blue Spruce paring chisels are better than their photos. I am more excited than ever in anticipation of receiving the set that I ordered. I had recently ordered their dovetail paring chisels and I have not put them to work yet. I just missed out on buying a machinist tool chest( today) at an antique store, so I thought that I may make one myself . I am not only a woodworker, but, I must confess, a tool junky. I was unable to “see” all the stuff that you had posted, probably due to my computer. I have all kinds of Lie-Neilson planes and stuff. I am thinking of buying their bench chisel set. I have read alot of blogs about O-1 steel and A-2. Me thinks that I should have bought an O-1 set of paring chisels and an A-2 set of bench chisels rather than the way that I did. Your thoughts?

  2. Dean says:

    The tool cabinet is so attractive with all the tools on… just makes sure the kids will not have any access to those tools. I think my father would envy you if he sees your tools. His collection is totally nothing compared to yours.

  3. Naresh says:

    I love power tools and would like to learn how to use them better. I am a little nervous with circular saws and really have to gather courage! Thanks for the info.

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  5. Josh says:

    Wow you have quite the collection! Nice work – great pics.

  6. noahrob143 says:

    Woah. That’s a lot of tools there. I also love using power tools and I’m very envious of your collection.

  7. Those vintage tools look really cool! Id love to have them in my collection room !

  8. john tu says:

    ohh, I liked your collection !

  9. johny evan says:

    Your collection is great, it is very valuable

  10. oh! I admire your collection

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