Small carpentry and farming tools

Mark F. Jenkins

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I recently received from my parents a small collection of old carpentry and farming tools that were used on my great-grandfather's farm (perhaps also his father's). I've made some tentative identifications... wondering if someone here could better identify them?

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#1 is evidently some sort of horse or mule collar; I know that Great-Grandpa had both on his farm.
#2 - a wooden mallet of some kind.
#3 - I really don't know what this is, but it might be part of a harness or yoke.
#4 - A plane or adze? -- Maybe a mould plane?
#5, #6, and #7 are mysterious small wooden implements. 6 seems to be some sort of gauge.
#8 - clearly a plane

#9 got included in this collection by mistake some time ago-- it's an old wooden nutcracker instead of a farm or woodworking implement.

I'm going to be donating them to the historical society near where Great-Grandpa's farm was... just curious as to what some of these things are. (I was also given the metal sign that went on his market stall, but I'm keeping that...)
 

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I recently received from my parents a small collection of old carpentry and farming tools that were used on my great-grandfather's farm (perhaps also his father's). I've made some tentative identifications... wondering if someone here could better identify them?

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#1 is evidently some sort of horse or mule collar; I know that Great-Grandpa had both on his farm.
#2 - a wooden mallet of some kind.
#3 - I really don't know what this is, but it might be part of a harness or yoke.
#4 - A plane or adze? -- Maybe a mould plane?
#5, #6, and #7 are mysterious small wooden implements. 6 seems to be some sort of gauge.
#8 - clearly a plane

#9 got included in this collection by mistake some time ago-- it's an old wooden nutcracker instead of a farm or woodworking implement.

I'm going to be donating them to the historical society near where Great-Grandpa's farm was... just curious as to what some of these things are. (I was also given the metal sign that went on his market stall, but I'm keeping that...)
1 I don't believe that is a horse or cattle collar but I don't know what it is off hand.
2 is your typical wooden mallet in use from the time of Christ if not well before.
3 almost looks like a scraper or perhaps a winding stick but I can't see it very well on my phone.
4 is a small plane.
5 looks like a small mallet/club.
6 is a user made carpenters gauge.
7... I have no idea.

@frankconrad has far more expertise than I hopefully he can give a better idea.
 
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1 is some kind of poke for small cattle or large goat. To go around the neck to help keep them in the fence or a cow from sucking herself.

3 is a little hard to tell from the picture, may be a hide scraper or used to work leather to soften after tanning?
5 is a darning ball to use when darning socks.
6 is a marking gauge there should be pin on one end of the bar which is used to make a mark parallel to the edge of a board,
you adjust the distance from the edge, by moving the fence.
7 I have no idea.
Otherwise Johan is correct.
 



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