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Eric Rorabaugh

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Ok this may be a little long of a post for me. Last year, a good friend of mine had to sell their family farm due to his dad going in a nursing home. He was able to keep the house but not the farm. I went to get a piece of wood of the barn to make pens for him and his sons. The barn was built by his grandfather. I was looking around while I was there and saw some old scythes. I called him and told him there was some stuff he needed to get before they signed the papers. After he got there, I was climbing over a bunch of junk in the "workshop" and saw a nice wooden chest so I knew there was something good in it. I moved a bunch of junk off of it and opened it up. I showed it to Randy and he said they were his great grand dad's.

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I kept it at my house until today for him. I found a few other things in there like an edge plane and a shingle froe. I need to know what these are though. I think the one may be a tooth set for a saw but not sure. I told his son I would get you guys to look. I know y'all will know. The block planes are in great shape. I don't know how old these pieces are. They might not have been his great grandfathers but they would like to know because of the history behind this stuff.

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I figured @woodtickgreg or @Sprung could tell me.

I wanted to keep them if he didn't want them but I would rather the boys to have it. I don't have anything of my grandpa's or great grandpa's. Never got to meet either of them on either my mom or my dad's side.
 

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Found my answer to the last two pics. It is a saw set. Still unsure about the other one
 

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Eric, the other item pictured in the post with the saw set is another tool that would be used when sharpening saws. It would hold a file for jointing along the teeth of the saw prior to sharpening.
 

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To have that tool chest with all the tools intact is quite the find too! Would be a wonderful family heirloom if the family is interested in keeping it, especially keeping it all together.
 

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Thanks Matt. The youngest is keeping them. I told him if he ever gets rid of it, I want it
 

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Eric, the other item pictured in the post with the saw set is another tool that would be used when sharpening saws. It would hold a file for jointing along the teeth of the saw prior to sharpening.
Any pictures of it in action?
 

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Matt is correct, he beat me to it, lol. I have several of the saw sets, they where made by many manufacturers. Very cool box of family air looms.
 

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Here is a video with a similar raker gauge.

So I watched the "chop with Chris" video that came up after. I enjoyed most of it, right up until Chris tested the sharpened saw by cutting an F1 or maybe prime black cherry log in half....what a way to end a video.
 
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