|Orvil and birds|
|Wall cabinet with Orvil's birds|
After speaking with Jhea about my interest in hand tool woodworking, I think he sensed that I would take good care of these tools. Through a huge act of generosity, I've become the new caretaker of many of Orvil's tools.
When I got home, I laid out the tools.
|Workbench completely covered|
|Drawknife (unknown maker) and two hand drills|
Upper hand drill is a Craftsman No. 9-4230, lower is only stamped "Made in Germany")
|An old John S. Fray 12" sweep brace and almost complete set of Irwin auger bits|
|Odd 'n' ends - tiny Stubs hand vise, Luther clamp-on vise, beefy C-clamp and nice Stanley scraper|
|Bunch of round rasps and several files, some very fine|
Also two Yankee-type screwdrivers, North Bros. No 30A left and Craftsman 195822 right
|Stanley Surform cheese-grater-style rasps, No. 21-125, No. H 386 round rasp|
|Layout tools: Disston 24" wooden level, Stanley #84 2-foot boxwood folding rule,|
Unknown maker bevel gauge, Peck, Stow and Wilcox (PEXTO) 10" dividers,
Unknown maker calipers, Lufkin No. 543 50' tape measure
|A very interesting unknown maker spokeshave that I'll post about separately|
|Oil stones - some small and some large, some shaped, some rectangular|
|Finally, there was this box ...|
|It contained several Japanese carving tools (lighter handles) and other|
standard carving tools
As the new caretaker of these tools, I'll think of Orvil when I use them, just as he might have thought of prior owners of the older tools in the kit when he used them. I consider it an honor to be able to use them. And I'll always be grateful for Jhea's generosity. May the tools impart the wisdom of prior generations to my hands!