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Tool Chest of Charles M. Dale, Shipwright by Lou G. Schmidt

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The corners are butt joints and the exterior retains its original gray paint.  The chest measures about 36.5" long X 22" wide X 21" high and weighs around 150 lbs.  The chest is constructed of pine or another soft wood.  The tills fronts are mahogany but not on the saw till (it has 4 tills and a saw till).

The tools are as follows:

  • Shipwrights long rabbet plane
  • Rosewood jack plane w/replacement wedge and tote
  • Wooden jack plane
  • Disston thumbhole rip saw
  • Cross cut saw
  • Handled wooden smoothing plane
  • Wooden Jointer plane
  • Stanley wooden spirit level
  • Large metal framing square
  • Set of 3 bevel edge chisels
  • Copper soldering iron
  • 4 assorted chisels and gouges
  • Eggbeater drill
  • Langdon mitre box and saw (has the original literature)
  • Copper head hammer
  • Shipwright's hammer
  • 3 assorted marking gauges
  • Wooden mallet
  • Wooden chaulking mallet (2 rings missing)
  • 3 assorted chaulking irons
  • Bit brace
  • 12 assorted bits
  • Bit adjustment guide
  • Gimlet
  • 2 iron wrenches
  • Wooden template
  • 3 sharpening stones
  • Wooden turnscrew
  • Wooden folding ruler
  • Plumb bob
  • Wooden spokeshave
  • Wooden line reel (large chip)
  • Rosewood adjustable bevel
  • 3 carpenter's pencils
  • File card
  • 2 files
  • 4 assorted cold chisels and wedge
  • Advertising screwdriver
  • 2 scrapers made from handsaws
  • 2 nail sets
  • 8 assorted bits
  • 2 punches
  • Rosewood try square
  • Long spiral auger with extension shaft
  • Large drawknife
  • Few rolls of lamp wicks(?)
  • Assorted hardware and such

 
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