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Antique Tools

Author Sandor Nagyszalanczy joins host David Thiel to reveal a collection of antique hand planes and layout tools that can still be used today.

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plumb bob is 19th century version of a level
Photo 6 of 10If the plumb bob does not point straight down when this tool is in use, you know the object is not level.

Plumb Bob(6 of 10)

This is a 19th century version of a level. Set the tool on top of a doorframe or lentil and if the plumb bob doesn't point straight down, the object is not level.

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