Tuesday, August 09, 2016

Granddad's Hands

I was getting out of the car this afternoon when I noticed this box on a bottom shelf of my husband's garage work bench and thought I would take a photo of it and do a blog post about it.

 The box was made by my husband's grandfather sometime in the 1920s. It is about 18 inches long, 5 1/2 inches wide and 2 1/2 inches tall. A half inch of the lid is made of some other darker wood and the bottom of the box seems to be made of the same material that is used for pegboards. Although the box shows age, the only damage to it is the gouge you can see on the right side of the lid. The box had been varnished and the varnish is now so old the box has a slightly rough surface. The label was handmade by my husband's grandfather and has the words WOOD CHISELS ASSORTED SIZES printed on it in pencil.  The printing also done by my husband's grandfather.

What does Bob use the box for now?

The same thing his grandfather did, as a box for chisels.


Nic said...


Blue Witch said...


We have similar boxes, not all from our own ancestors, but wonderful social history nonetheless.

There will be fewer and fewer of these wonderful old treasures around in the future - many just get thrown out when houses are cleared when people die as most people see no value in them. A great shame.

la peregrina said...

True, BW, I feel the same way.