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Unknown tool from auger bits set

That's a screwdriver bit. At the time this was made slot-head screws were pretty much all there were and being able to use your brace to drive larger screws saved space in a travelling toolkit. Plus I'...
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How can I identify sharpening stones?

If I have a stone what characteristics or tests can I use to determine what kind of stone it is. There are no real tests you can do to determine the kind of stone, although you can get a practical ...
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What is this turning process on the woodworking Wikipedia page?

It appears his right hand is holding something like a bow which I will assume is what is literally turning the wood. Yes, he's using a bow lathe, a turning method that goes back at least as far as ...
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What are these profiled wooden objects with brass end caps?

It is an antique Beech Wood & Brass Sash template. In short they were/are used as a template for creating (miter/coping) the framing around windows where glaze is used. You can read more here. ...
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Are there any alternatives of Tanos (Festool) T-Loc systainers

It all depends on what it takes for it to be 'better' for you. There are several major players with similar product lines. Here are some of the big players in stacking tool boxes. Tanos Systainer ...
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What is this tool with a clamp for dowel, a cutter on handle, and an adjustable stop?

This is a valve stem face cutter. It is essentially the old time equivalent of a bench mounted valve grinder; used for the repair of valve faces of internal combustion engines. You can see in the ...
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Help me identify this hand plane

Your boy friend is in possession of a wood plane made by the Auburn Tool Co. of Auburn, New York This is an image of the top end of its blade. In a semi circular arc are the words "Auburn Tool Co". ...
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Tool recommendation to prick bamboo nodes

The people over at Bamboocraft.net seem to say that the best way is to get a piece of metal rod (rebar will do) and simply bash through. If it's hard to do, you can also heat the rod up in a fire and ...
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Why are keyed drill chucks still available for modern tools?

As far as the historical side of the question, the two have been in concurrent use for a very long time. Arthur Irving Jacobs invented the keyed drill chuck in 1902 but bit braces and drills were ...
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What is this tool called for making wave surface?

Keshlam and Graphus have already helpfully identified the overall setup (router table) and the exact type of bit used (V-joint), but for additional clarity, here is an annotated version of your ...
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What is this tool called for making wave surface?

The narration of the YouTube video you linked to specifies that it's a router he's using. At 1:32 he says "then with a router bit like this one I route the zigzag shape on two faces". The bit is ...
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What is this tool called for making wave surface?

The picture shows a router bit, and a router table supporting a router to drive that bit. A cheaper table can be built, but you're probably looking at several hundred dollars of tooling there.
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Is there a name for this particular cutting tool used by people needing to cut into walls to fix things inside?

Is there a name for this particular cutting tool used by people needing to cut into walls to fix things inside? From this part of the question, it sounds like you're talking about a reciprocating saw....
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Portable table/stand for cutting wood or boards?

I used a variety of search terms, but the one set with the best result is "folding clamping work table tool" which appeared to exclude a number of inappropriate responses. There are differing features ...
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What is this tool with a metal strip mounted perpendicular to a wooden handle?

This is a veneer hammer. The hammer part of the name is confusing as these aren't a percussion tool, they are instead pressing tools. They are used in traditional veneer work (using hot protein-based ...
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What is this part?

Well that didn't take very long, I emailed the artist and he responded..... in three minutes!! What is this part? They were homemade from curtain rails. I know you specifically didn't want anything ...
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What is this adjustable/foldable rack for?

It is a Quark Press. This is a conjecture based on an almost identical item listed as such in a museum exposition (Czech only). Nowadays, most people get their hadrons ready-made from the store, but ...
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What size is the T-track for Metabo Bs 0633 bandsaw table?

This is not a type of T-track, but a solution I have found is to file off the top and square the edges of the top of a M8 carriage bolt. It fits well enough for clamping operations. It has more slop ...
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Identify this chuck / faceplate mounting

I have s similar item which I have used as a one-screw faceplate. Not a lot to say about it, just put a screw through the hole and into a small piece of wood to turn a small bowl.
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What is this brace bit cutter tool exactly and how is it used?

This tool is a tapering tool for chair, or table legs. How to use: With the leg in a vise, square end to one side, the tapering tool is brought slowly and carefully (adjusting from the square end) ...
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Antique Dowel Maker?

It is called a dowel plate, and several manufacturers sell them nowadays - e.g., Lie-Nielsen. You could also make your own, which might be what you have there. You are spot on with the usage - pound a ...
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What is this sliding cabinet door with "shades" called, and where can I find info on it?

Are you referring to a "tambour door"?
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What is this lathe tool that helps me copy a turned object?

That looks quite similar to the CopyTurn - which, as you'll see, is $385 AUD. Anything substantially less than that and you'll find it's something cheap/homemade/flimsy like this or this Everything ...
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What is this plane

This is built in the style of a British infill plane, with an iron or steel body, hardwood 'stuffing' (mahogany?) and brass or bronze lever cap. It's a smoothing plane, or as commonly called today a ...
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Need help identifying a set of Japanese bench chisels

Thanks to your Japanese Learning stack question, I was able to find the manufacturer. Nagahiro is the English translation according to Google. Your image rotated Partial image from a seller Seems ...
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Identification of vintage wood lathe tail stock with 1/2-20 threaded arbor

After a bit of research, I found that many impact drills also use a 1/2-20 thread to attach the chuck. I guess that due to the nature of what you're doing with an impact drill the chuck has a limited ...
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What type of clamp is this?

Grizzly sells a similar clamp and calls it a sash clamp: The same term turns up several similar models at Amazon and other retailers. Yours is obviously not a pipe clamp as there's no actual pipe ...
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Tool Identification

I'm going to call that a double marking gauge. Double because it looks like you can separate the two rods and set them independently. (Useful for marking independent sides of a mortise, for example.)...
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Can anyone explain how this plane could be used?

Apparently it's a Coachbuilder's Door Check plane. After searching "felloes rebate plane" (I thought it could be used to make rebates on really large wheel felloes) I found this: http://...
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