On the occasion of Mr Baers 63rd birthday I hope you will join me in unboxing my Grandfathers toolbox.
But first a little history. My grandpa was born Frank Victor Bronson Sept.14 1890 in Glen Arbor MI. In 1891 his mother died. My great grandfather Victor Bronson left him with the Skellett family, went off to work as a sailor on the great lakes and was never heard from again. Gramps was adopted at age 18 and took the Skellett name. Grandpa died in 1983 at the ripe old age of 93. My father gave me his toolbox last year and I am recreating the unboxing for your viewing pleasure. On with the show.
At the bottom of this picture we have a well worn D-8. Above that with the broken handle is another Disston with a noticeably thicker blade but no etch is visible. Any ideas? Above that is my Dads old Craftsman and a keyhole saw with a bent blade.
Next up is a close up of the D-8s handle with gramps initials carved in.
Now the removable tray.
And its contents.
Lets see what's in the bottom.
Here we have a brace and some bits in a homemade tool roll.
An old nail box(?) holding a collection of chisels.
Couple more pictures in the next post.