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Offline Quenchcrack

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19th Century Tool Tote
« on: April 13, 2016, 02:07:34 PM »
I got a huge package today from, who else, Mr. Unknown.  He did not like my modern day Home Depot Tool Bag and felt I really needed something that looked more 19th century.  Below are photos of his work:







Unknown, you are a caring, generous, and talented person.  We are greatly blessed to have you on this forum.  Thank you from the depths of my heart.  This is really special.

I will get some photos of me in my funny 19th Century clothes and my most excellent Blacksmiths Tool Box!
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #1 on: April 13, 2016, 02:48:51 PM »
That is truly outstanding.......Y ou are a lucky man.

That really looks go and should go with your program, nicely.

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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #2 on: April 13, 2016, 03:11:53 PM »
I like how he distressed it to make it appear old and used.  Sort of like me.
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2016, 03:45:41 PM »
Neat box and great of him to do that.

I went to the dentist today.  I feel old, abused, and monetarily used.   :P 

Unlike your box which just looks old.
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2016, 04:16:21 PM »
Now you'll look like Roy Underhill when you head to the smithy in the mornings. ;D

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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 04:38:14 PM »
That's very cool!  It reminds me of the one that belonged to the farrier who did work for my dad.  He had put small casters on the bottom to protect the wood, but it looked almost EXACTLY like that- small drawer and everything...very cool!!

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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 05:14:31 PM »
Now you'll look like Roy Underhill when you head to the smithy in the mornings. ;D

Unknown is da man.......and a very generous one! :thumbsup: :thumbsup:



Unlike Old Roy, I will not be running through the city with this one.  It is hell for stout!  If I filled it even half full, I probably could not lift it!
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2016, 06:37:38 PM »
Very Cool! But whats up with them 20th century channel locks and needle nose pliars?
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2016, 06:43:31 PM »
LOL!  I have a special dispensation for my smithing tools.  My forge is only a bit over 100 years old and my anvil is only about 5 years old!  And both pliers have been modified to serve the purposes of smithing on a budget.  I mentioned in another thread that the State of Texas is very proud of the authentic reproductions of 1840's buildings on the site.  Except for the part where all the iron work is not made of real wrought iron, but hot rolled steel.  Fail!
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2016, 06:52:23 PM »
Glad you like it. I'm really the last in line for all the kind words, but I'll say thanks.

I sure hope you can drive in to drop it off or have a better way to get to your forge other than carrying.


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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2016, 08:35:51 PM »
Outstanding!
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #11 on: April 13, 2016, 08:46:50 PM »
 :thumbsup: :banana: Wow, that's what I call craftsmanship :).
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #12 on: April 13, 2016, 11:16:50 PM »
Glad you like it. I'm really the last in line for all the kind words, but I'll say thanks.

I sure hope you can drive in to drop it off or have a better way to get to your forge other than carrying.


Unknown, not a problem.  I can drive my truck right to the set up area.  Don't forget I have a 100 lb anvil to move, too!
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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #13 on: April 13, 2016, 11:31:42 PM »
you have to move that every time? I can understand not leaving it.

I guess it's hard for me to wrap my brain up with the idea they don't have a permanent, decent quality set up waiting. What about the ladies that do the cooking, do they pack in their own stoves and ovens too?

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Re: 19th Century Tool Tote
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2016, 05:12:07 AM »
The farm house has a kitchen built separate from the house with a huge fireplace.  All of the pot, pans, utensiles, etc are in there.  All the food is stored in the smokehouse, corncrib, or in the kitchen.  There was never a smithy on the farm so they did not build one.  The man who owned the hall used to draft the Texas Declaration of Independance was a blacksmith/gunsmith but nobody seems to know exactly where the smithy was located.
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