Small Projects #18: Devlin's First Tool Box

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Blog entry by Madmark2 posted 02-28-2020 11:05 PM 878 reads 1 time favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Devlin is a young man that lives nearby that has shown an interest in woodworking. Here is one of his first projects – the classic carpenter’s tool box.

Devlin and his tool kit.

Naturally I had to seed the tool kit …

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#1 posted 03-05-2020 08:24 PM

A TRUE LUMBERJOCK’S OPPORTUNITY Let’s help this young man with his journey.

Wouldn’t it be good to help Devlin with his tool skills garden, think how he could grow. I think the LJ’s have a very large seed bank to draw from, that can help him on his journey. For him, think of this as an opportunity, a lifelong hobby, a “can do” confidence builder, or future career skills. The basic hand tools. Not new, but user items that will need some attention. If he has to put some effort into cleaning, and tuning them, he may truly own them.

We can PM madmark for a shipping address, he can keep a running list of the seeds. It’s springtime, let’s start a community garden.

I’m in!

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#2 posted 03-05-2020 08:39 PM

He’s just starting on his life time relationship with woodworking.

Used/fixable is great. Please, nothing too expensive.

Tools for Devlin
3264 Junction St
North Port, FL. 34288
[email protected]

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#3 posted 03-05-2020 09:41 PM

Items pledged so far:

1 Millers Falls #9 bench plane (size of stanley #4
1 Stanley block plane
1- 151 spokeshave
Hopefully someone will send a saw or two.
1 new saw file
1 saw set

Thank you very much.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

View wildwoodbybrianjohns's profile


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#4 posted 03-06-2020 07:05 PM

set of card scrapers(one gooseneck); Sandvik 1/2” chisel(swedish steel), mini ryoba type pull saw, and a hunk of olivewood to make a small mallet with(handle not included).

sending monday. happy to support!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: The Big Bang: Nothing - exploded into Everything. Thanks to Nothing.

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#5 posted 03-06-2020 07:21 PM

Thank you!

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#6 posted 03-06-2020 08:56 PM

what does he need yet :<))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN

View Madmark2's profile


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#7 posted 03-06-2020 09:00 PM

Anything not listed above. LOL

He’s been training in my shop and I’ve given him a few screwdrivers and a quarter sheet sander so far.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

View Kelly's profile


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#8 posted 03-08-2020 02:08 AM

He has to be stoked. First project – good cuts and highly functional.


View Madmark2's profile


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#9 posted 03-10-2020 12:42 AM

Devlin here, I wanna say thank you to all of you. I just received the package of Jeff’s stuff, I’m going through my new goodies. Many thanks and I’m very appreciative of my adoring fans <33.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#10 posted 03-10-2020 03:33 PM

I just PM’d you before seeing this thread Mark I apologize.

I’m at work at the moment, but I believe I have a few hand saws (probably need to be sharpened) I can throw in some files as well.

I also have a bunch of hand planes I’ll throw in a Stanley #4 and 5 and I have a bunch of smaller block planes as well I’ll see what I have and toss them in as well.

I collect tools and my wife is always on me to get them out of are house, so donating to a kid that can get him into a craft I love and help open his mind to building with his hands sounds like a good cause to me.

I’ll update this tonight when I get home with what I’m sending out.

Thanks and keep up the good work Mark very nice of you to do something like this. I wish I’d had someone to teach me when I was I kid, my grandfather was my biggest influence, but I lost him very young and had to figure this all out on my own. I’m hoping one of my own kids will pick up an interest in this hobby or something similar.

Good Luck!

-- Nick, “I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it.” – Vincent Van Gogh

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#11 posted 03-11-2020 12:28 AM

Looks like you’re going to get duplicates, as offers are in this thread and another one…

-- Steven.......Random Orbital Nailer

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#12 posted 03-11-2020 01:28 AM

You can never have too many tools even if they’re duplicates.

View garethmontreal's profile


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#13 posted 03-12-2020 07:31 AM

Hey there I’ve got a fair number of hand tools id be happy to pass on. Over the past couple years a shoulder injury has stopped my from being able to do any actual wood working. But I kept buying hand tools like enough to replace the ones I was using several times over. I live in a smallish apartment and my workbench is literally outside on the fire escape. If I don’t start reducing the piles of tools I’m not using taking up most of the space in my apartment I think I’m gonna have to go live on the fire escape with the bench. So to that effect I can add the following tools to Devlin’s collection.

Old warranted superior rip saw some light rust but the steel is still good

Crosscut cut saw from the 60s or 70s it’s got a bit of a bend in the last couple inches mite need to cut it down to 24”

Diston Canada dove tail saw

Coping saw

Old claw hammer

Wood mallet need to refit the head it’s to loose

Fuller butt chisels 1”, 3/4”, 1/2”

Irwin Marples bench chisels 1 1/4”, 5/8”

Old coarse diamond plate I used to flatten my water stones it’s rusted but you can probably bring enough to keep edge on the chisels

6 little files and a wire brush

Canvas roll up for chisels and files

Triangle square

A couple of levels

Tape measure

Stanley fat max knife (I used to use it as a marking knife)

Allen keys, combination wrench, some little wrenches, vise grips

Scratch awl

Plastic goggles

Old metal tool box with insert tray

Probably some other stuff I can’t think of right now.

Here’s a photo of what ive got together so far.

Im recovering from shoulder surgery right now but I can mail it next week.

Have a good one, Gareth

-- it never ends well if you start by unscrewing the split nuts

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Arlin Eastman

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#14 posted 03-14-2020 05:47 PM

Well from a disabled vets point of view who had tools donated to me.

I want to say Thank you for helping the kid out.

-- It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

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#15 posted 03-14-2020 08:28 PM

From one disabled vet to another, thank you for doing your duty.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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