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Offline rusty

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Chisel mark
« on: June 19, 2011, 04:35:41 PM »
Any guesses on this mark?
I can not make out enough letters to guess the name,
? ? ? ? ? Brothers
Cast Steel

Yeah, it has seen better days...
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 04:51:28 PM »
Moulson Bros Cast Steel
Nice old maker.
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 05:14:57 PM »

Aha!

That helped , thank you :)

Now that I know who made it, I see the missing handle is a loss : (
It is supposed to have a nice pretty turned handle, oh well
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 06:19:36 PM »
yup Moulson Bros..... Good Stuff!
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 07:04:48 PM »
Now that I know who made it, I see the missing handle is a loss : (
It is supposed to have a nice pretty turned handle, oh well

 And?? They -all- have nice handles.
  You just have to decide what your favorite pattern is.
Personally, I can't decide, never could...... heeheheheehehe

 





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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 09:44:28 PM »
I like those! Nice group!

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2011, 10:12:31 AM »
i have a moulson bro,s chisel on ebay at the moment along with some others..if you want to see the handle its the last one in the pic,,  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140564276460&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2011, 10:55:29 AM »
i have a moulson bro,s chisel on ebay at the moment along with some others..if you want to see the handle its the last one in the pic,,  http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=140564276460&ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT

That looks right to me.  Just a working handle, a style, I notice, that is shared by others in this lot.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2011, 06:19:17 PM »
> Just a working handle

Naw, this is a working handle, plastic and metal, plain, functional, rugged, and not an ounce of grace and beauty.

I love my Marples, they work fine for what I use them for, but they just don't have that nice warm 'use me' look..

Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2011, 07:06:27 AM »
>Naw, this is a working handle, plastic and metal, plain, functional, rugged, and not an ounce of grace and beauty.

That's that newfangle stuff.   Hard for a carpenter to make...  For paring chisels with tangs, I like a nice, simple,
octagon handle.   The first one I made from a section of the broken handle from my grandfather's old hoe.  Nice
piece of ash.  It's served me well for about 35 years on a no name cast steel 3/4 inch chisel.  It does say "use
me" and I probably use it more than any other.  Made some others out of dogwood, but don't like them quite
as much.

>I love my Marples, they work fine for what I use them for, but they just don't have that nice warm 'use me' look..

Good tools, Marples, though I tend towards D.R.  Barton and W Butcher myself, in chisels. 

Your Marples chisel reminds me ... About 25 years ago, I was in the  scene shop for the San Francisco Opera.

One fellow had an open  tool chest, filled with wood working tools -- a lot of them vintage.  I had to look.  The
crusty old fart came over and closed the lid.  But we got to talking, and he took me for a tour of the chest.  The
tool chest and much of its contents had come down in his family (along with the 275# Peter Wright anvil in the
shop).  Along with his grandfather's wood handled Marples was a set of the blue handled Marples like yours.
It was a testament to quality and craftsmanship.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #10 on: June 21, 2011, 11:43:15 AM »
> Just a working handle

Naw, this is a working handle, plastic and metal, plain, functional, rugged, and not an ounce of grace and beauty.

I love my Marples, they work fine for what I use them for, but they just don't have that nice warm 'use me' look..

 I dunno. Being a lifelong handle junkie, the only thing that handle has going against it, is ugly.
 Washed out blue and gray, are they kidding?
  But otherwise, look at the lines? The proportion?
 If you carved the very same handle, beautiful oval, complete with fineline checkering in the panels, in ebony?
 You'd be on the cover of Fine Woodworking!
 Well ok, FW sells power tools for a living mostly, but a handle like what I described should be on the cover!! Here is a similar in brilliant yellow.  Its married to the cheapest crappiest chisel blade, but I love this handle!
 

I really like rectangular octagons too.  I picked this up off the floor on its way into the woodstove one day.  I roughed it out and it was totally usable at that point, in 20 minutes flat.  So fast and easy.
Of course I had to go and refine it... took a little longer heehehehe
 

 Here is the whole story.
  http://wkfinetools.com/contrib/pScott/art/oldHandles/oldHandles2.asp
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #11 on: June 22, 2011, 07:43:00 PM »

Now stop!

You are making this very hard.

I am trying to avoid starting yet another project. But you keep showing me all these pictures of pretty handles, and making me think I really should make the chisel a handle.

And then to make it worse, you keep taking away my perfectly good excuses.

"I have no suitable wood to make a handle"
  Then I discover you can make a handle from the end of a broomstick
"I don't have any sacrificial broomsticks"
  Sadly, I have a box of broken hickory handled hammers..
"I don 't own a spokeshave"
 Then I discover an old file will work just fine
"Even if I made a new handle, I don't know how to attach it"
  OK,fine, after reading several artickes ok wkfinetools, I realize a complete moron can attach a handle to a tanged chisel

Help me out here, I need more excuses to continue procrastinating...
Just a weathered light rust/WD40 mix patina.

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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #12 on: June 22, 2011, 08:21:06 PM »
How about
"It is too much fun with a feeling of accomplishment to make something, and I have enough of that already!"

You should believe that the little project I did with that mill knife was really simple and easy, but it was perfect therapy for a week that was sorta tough at work.
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #13 on: June 23, 2011, 01:43:30 AM »
I use to get my stress release and therapy from racing vintage dirt track back in the day, now I get it though forging...
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Re: Chisel mark
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2011, 05:31:42 AM »
Help me out here, I need more excuses to continue procrastinating...

How about, "I don't have the proper vise to hold it while I work on it."  At least that's an excuse
to get another tool...