Reader Whiteforge had a great week. Not only did he attend a blacksmith conference but he walked away with the sweetest raffle prize of the event.
I won this in a raffle at the Southeastern Blacksmith Conference in Madison, Ga. this week in. A well spent $20.00. This was built by John Wayne Taylor at […]
Seeing whiteforge‘s picture above in the Toolmonger Flickr pool reminded me of an imaginary game I used to play as a kid. Maybe you played it, too: We’d imagine what would happen if someone picked us up and magically dumped us on another Earth-like planet with nothing but the clothes […]
Flickr user whiteforge has a great collection of forged and antique tools, as you may remember from previous TM posts. This set of adjustable wrenches he posted caught my eye, since I’ve never seen any quite like them. Oldtools in the UK has some cool-looking twisted handle wrenches that are […]
Inspired by a cool find by Toolmonger reader whiteforge, I dug up a photo of this unusual curved wrench, courtesy of Ron Geeson of Made in Birmingham. The wrench was made for the English Fordson tractor, or “automobile plow,” that Henry Ford & Sons Company developed in 1917 — in the 1920s […]
It’s a funny thing that happens when a tool is left forgotten in a tool box for fifty or so years before it’s pulled back out again. Suddenly adjustable wrenches like these are not called a nasty old tool, but a vintage tool. We find the change itself interesting.
When you look at these adjustables, […]
I love this wrench posted by Toolmonger reader Whiteforge because it reminds us that we’ve been trying to come up with bigger and better wrenches for a long time. If the caption on the image is correct, this “Any Angle Wrench” was designed in 1916.
So for the better part of a hundred years, we haven’t […]
Chuck has this great picture of a set of small ornaments a friend of his made with a forge and 3 lb. hammer. Reader Whiteforge posted this little key chain lying across a similar hammer that, I’m guessing, came to life in much the same way.
It’s always amazing to me that such […]