Hook tools for pole lathe - museum tools back to life

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Hook tools for pole lathe
museum tools back to life

Part two.
The summer 2015 I bought some old museum tools on a marked.
Two of these tools were a pair of beautiful old hand forged hook tools for bowl turning on a pole lathe.
In the blog I bring back life to these old tools.

You can read more in the blog:

1. The two hook tools after restore.
2. The old handle, worms and all.
3. Open and close hook, in the back one I bought from UK.
4. Old ferules on new handles.
5. Shaping the handles.
6. A wee of my home made wax.

Hope this can inspire others to bring back life to old tools.

Best thoughts,


-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#1 posted 12-06-2016 10:10 PM

Great blog Mafe. Nice work on restoring them. It would be very interesting using these as to what we have out there today. I like what you did to the handle. Have you tried them out?

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#2 posted 12-06-2016 11:43 PM


-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#3 posted 12-06-2016 11:47 PM

Nice work, my friend!!

cheers, Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#4 posted 12-07-2016 12:57 AM

Same comment as last time Mads. Best place to land! :-)

-- Paul M ..............the early bird may get the worm but it’s the second mouse that gets the cheese!

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#5 posted 12-07-2016 01:43 AM

Your stamp is a nice detail. Did you make the stamp yourself? The blog on this is also very well done.
Nice work.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 12-07-2016 04:02 AM

Lovely, Mads! Hope you will do a video demonstration using these on your spring pole lathe!

-- God bless, Candy

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#7 posted 12-07-2016 04:47 AM

Nice job on the old tools really special

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 12-08-2016 09:59 AM

Absolutely amazing – but this could be my comment for all your work and each project!

-- Uwe from Germany.

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