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What do I do with Dad's woodworking tools?

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Nick Hurst 115/11/2015 15:52:07
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Hi, hoping for some help here, if I'm in the right place!

I have a custom made cabinet containing my father's woodworking hand tools -

Planes, saws, chisels, squares, carborundum block, etc. I have no idea whether these are still used or whether power tools have taken over.

Advice welcomed. I would hate to dump them if they are of use or have value.

Pics attached, hopefully...

Nick Hurst 115/11/2015 18:39:45
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To add an inventory list - not necessarily complete...

Tenon saws x 2

Planes: the 'standard' Stanley, a small Stanley, a Bull-nose, large wooden and small wooden.Also not in the cabinet, but in its original box is a Stanley Plough-plane I remember Dad buying when he built boats in the '70s.

Several squares, adjustable and fixed.

Tenon / dovetail gauge

A carborundum stone, boxed.

2 x flat head screwdrivers, large.

Len Aspell16/02/2016 07:47:26
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They look perfectly usable tools to me - I certainly wouldn't dump them by any means. If you have no need for them have you considered donating them to a new woodworking apprentice? With perhaps some cleaning and sharpening they will all provide decades more service.

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