A 3/16 #8 SWEEP FISHTAIL GOUGE. A 1/8 #8 SWEEP FISHTAIL GOUGES. A 3/32 #7 SWEEP FISHTAIL GOUGE. A 5/32 WOOD CARVING CHISEL.AMONGST THE MAKERS ARE MATHIESON, MARPLES OF SHEFFIELD AND ADDIS, UK. THANKS FOR LOOKING AND GOOD LUCK. Centuries to produce fine steel tools. Sheffield England, with its great history, is known for casting steel as early as the 14.
Sheffield was noted for the production of knives. By 1600 Sheffield was the main center of cutlery production in England outside London, and in 1624 The Company of Cutters in Hallamshire was formed to oversee the trade.
Examples of water-powered blade and cutlery workshops from around this time can be seen at the museums in Sheffield. This town of Sheffield is very populous and large, the streets narrow, and the houses dark and black, occasioned by the continued smoke of the forges, which are always at work: Here they make all sorts of cutlery-ware, but especially that of edged-tools, knives, razors, axes, chisels, saws and nails. At 11 years old, in the summer of 1960, I had 8 different part time fobs.Some yard maintenance and some babysitting. At first, I walked my routes in a small, at the time, in the outer edges or LA county. At 16 years old I left home and worked full time in a metal fabrication department for a company that made patio furniture. I was the second fastest production operator on the brake and punch out presses in the plant. The Forman was the fastest. Also crushed 4 digits on my hands. At 19 years old I was a Sargent in charge of an Airborne Infantry Squad which had a M-60 machine gun crew. I was sent to the Republic of Viet Nam. Was wounded in the end of 67. When I came home I couldn't find a comfortable place to work so started my own business. After about 10,000 belts and a good number of bags, satchels and key fobs I moved on to Jewelry. Atlanta, Virginia Beach, New York City, all the big towns in Ohio, then on to Detroit, Ann Arbor, Chicago, and many cities in between then back down south. While doing the touring I received over 70 awards for design and craftsmanship. By the time I was 40 I had my own jewelry store and became a Graduate Gemologist (GIA) in Delray Beach Florida. During that time, I designed, developed, and taught the jewelry program for the Boca Raton Museum.
I moved back to Colorado (was born in Denver) about 10 years ago. Yes, I'm no spring chicken. For the last several years I have been creating works in wood and have plans to combine gems with fine wood products.In the mean time I started collecting antique woodworking tools. I studied and worked with many a vintage tool.
Realizing I could find good tools at auctions and bring them to the public at a lower price that I had been paying. Please feel free to contact me for any questions or requests. The item "LOT OF 8 VINTAGE WOOD CARVING TOOLS. UK STEEL HARDWOOD" is in sale since Thursday, March 28, 2019.This item is in the category "Crafts\Home Arts & Crafts\Woodworking\Wood Carving Hand Tools". The seller is "rrcollectibles1877" and is located in Brush, Colorado. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Romania, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Czech republic, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Estonia, Australia, Greece, Portugal, Cyprus, Slovenia, Sweden, Belgium, France, Ireland, Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria, Mexico, New Zealand, Switzerland, Norway, Ukraine, Croatia, Chile, Colombia, Paraguay, Uruguay.