I estimate this pattern-maker’s box to be close to 100 years old (see the Gallery of photos at the end of the post); it was confirmed by a good friend, a dealer of old tools in the Eastern U.S. A local woodworker, now deceased, obtained it somehow; I knew his son, who let me know about this box. It contains some very nice tools, some of which I have already put to good use.
For example, I have used the trammel points to lay out a very accurate arc on the rocker feet for a cradle:
You will find a detail photo of these trammel points in the Gallery below. Meanwhile, I would love to hear from you on any of the following:
- Do you use old tools in your woodworking?
- What are you favorite old tools?
- Or are you a collector of old tools?
- Maybe you buy and sell old tools?