Grandfathers tool box

Cee’s On the Hunt for Joy Challenge Week 16: Tighten Up (helpful tools)

I have been meaning to write about Grandfathers tool box for quite a while and never got around to doing a post.

My grandfather made the tool box that held his tools of trade.

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My Grandfather was born in 1875. His occupation was a Wheel Wright. A Wheel Wright makes carriages, buggies and other horse drawn wagons. I have some faint recollections of my Grandfather taking me to the cornershop walking down the street holding my hand. I was quite small as Grandfather died when I was 4, seven days after my birthday.

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In my fathers workshop, there was an old toolbox where all manner of woodworking tools were kept. Some of the tools had grandfathers initials on them JRTD. When my father passed away, grandfathers tool box came to me complete with his tools and some of my dads.

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I still go into the tool box to get some of those old tools to use on my projects in the shed. Having these tools, my hands holding the tools my grandfather and father held, working the wood gives my lots of joy.

37 thoughts on “Grandfathers tool box

  1. How wonderful- these are the things that have a real connection with our history and loved ones. I have my Aunt’s wooden sewing box with random items still inside- old suspenders, elastic-now rotted- old buttons and of course sewing thread etc… a few items from my Grand Mother a musical trinket box and a jug…things I treasure.My Mum didn’t keep many un necessary things- not a hoarder like me! so I have very few personal mementos of hers sadly, just wonderful memories.

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