Anyone know what these tools are?!?!?!

Discussion in 'Wooden Boat Building and Restoration' started by jrbackus, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Ja Mr. Wanderer, Petros must not tell me how to use a sanding block......

    The rounded edges just don´t make sense. If these were sanding blocks for round surfaces, which seems plausible only at the first glimpse, then it would be better to have the round surface with a sharp edge! If it was for flat surface sanding the edges are not "round" enough.
    In both cases the hole in the center does not make sense. There is no weight saving one would notice, especially on the smallest piece.
  2. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Can be part of the rigging of a 14 century galeon. Like a fairlead. I don't think it is a tool at all. One line will be passed outside to held the fairlead, and the hole is to change the direction of a line. It will be on the rigging, not on deck. Like a dead eye to be part of the bowsprit rigging.
    Its a guess of course.
  3. waikikin
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    Bullseye Daniel, thats my top guess, & even used today, my impression is for those deadeyes to be served to the inboard face of the shrouds to keep a halyard in order over its pin in the rail, of coarse I could be like totally wrong!;)
  4. peter radclyffe
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    peter radclyffe Senior Member

    sheet bullseyes lashed to shrouds
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    the small wooden plane behind the 3 items appears to be made for planing concave small surfaces such as a violin. My guess is that the three tools are recently homemade luthier's hand routers. The largest one would be big enough to hollow the back of a cello or a bass.

  6. Eralnd44
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    Eralnd44 Wanderer

    mr. apex you have large humor about you. on topic here we are to have now 15 ideas to the parts in foto. all differnt and so you know what this parts do and are most sure. that is funny at the best point.

    keep arguement that is sanding block and then all part look like poor sanding blocks. you do not think why is that so and still this is sanding block. large funny thinking in that way.

    if only tool is hammer this world must be nail. yes i have this now.
  7. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    I agree with you. I think it is the right direction. But I can be wrong :D
  8. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Where did I say I know? But I know what it is not, sanding blocks. Think about it, if you don´t have experience with such tools, it does not make sense, thats all.
  9. steff
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    steff Junior Member

    router planes

    Hi everyone,

    seems old fashion wood working tools are not really the most favorite ones in this forum....
    Those tools shown are router planes or groove planes, use the fine tune grooves or any other recessed area, usually hard to reach with any other plane. Other solution is with a chisel, but not that accurate. The edge of those blades can have an angled edge, sometimes double angled, depending on the grain.
    Those tools shown look like home made, which can work perfectly, if done right.
    Attached please find a picture of a manufactured by ECE.

    Fair winds,


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  10. dskira

    dskira Previous Member

    Make sense, congratulation :)
    I was so wrong :(
  11. waikikin
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    waikikin Senior Member

    Great work Steff, well done mate. Regards from Jeff:cool:
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    wardd Senior Member

    that was going to be my next guess, yea
  13. Petros
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    Petros Senior Member

    Very good. It appears that Apex's argument about why the radius corners does not make sense are just as valid. And that the reason I would guess the edges are rounded, so if feels good in the hand.

    So apex, I guess you should take up the argument with the tool maker.
  14. apex1

    apex1 Guest

    Thanks for your comment, but for a sander my argument :


    remains valid.

    A plane (thank you Steff!) is a differetn animal with different requirements, right?


  15. thudpucker
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    thudpucker Senior Member

    One more guess for me.
    Those "drill Rod" holes or the slots are for alignment. Wood shafts or dowels went through there to keep two or more of those plane/Routers in alignment as they were used.
    Or another hand tool we haven't seen yet utilized those slots and Reliefs.
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