new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

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new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby Jerry D Young » Tue Aug 03, 2010 5:35 pm

This is a work in progress list and contains some equipment and supplies as well as tools. I extracted it from in side another document, (a list for a self-sufficient estate) so the formatting is kind of off.

This is what I’m planning on long term. I only have a small selection of hand tools at the moment.

Household hand tool kit

2 heavy duty flashlights w/extra batteries & bulbs
2 small water-pump pliers
2 medium water-pump pliers
2 large water-pump pliers
2 extra-large water-pump pliers
2 large straight-jaw Visegrip pliers
2 medium straight-jaw Visegrip pliers
2 small straight-jaw Visegrip pliers
2 large curved-jaw Visegrip pliers
2 medium curved-jaw Visegrip pliers
2 small curved-jaw Visegrip pliers
1 large lineman's pliers
1 small lineman's pliers
1 large utility pliers
1 small utility pliers
1 large long nose pliers
1 small long nose pliers
1 large side cutter
1 small side cutter
1 large cable cutter
1 small cable cutter
2 18" pipe wrenches
2 14" pipe wrenches
2 12" pipe wrenches
2 10" pipe wrenches
2 8" pipe wrenches
2 12" adjustable wrenches
2 10" adjustable wrenches
2 8" adjustable wrenches
2 6" adjustable wrenches
2 4" adjustable wrenches
1 set of 1/4" to 1 1/2" boxed end wrenches
1 set of 1/4" to 1 1/2" open end wrenches
1 set of 1/4" to 1 1/2" combination wrenches
1 set of metric boxed end wrenches
1 set of metric open end wrenches
1 set of metric combination wrenches
1 set of allen, Torx, & spline wrenches
1 set 1/4" drive inch sockets
1 set 3/8" drive inch sockets
1 set 1/2" drive inch sockets
1 set 1/4" drive metric sockets
1 set 3/8" drive metric sockets
1 set 1/2" drive metric sockets
1 set of socket extensions, wobblers, size adapters, breaker bars
1 set nut drivers
1 set cold chisels
2 sets screwdrivers
1 set mini-screwdrivers
1 set feeler gauges
1 set pin, drift & center punches
1 set of gear pullers
1 set of slide hammers
1 set wood chisels
1 set putty knives
1 set files
1 set utility knives
1 set star drills
1 set wood bits & brace drill
1 set metal bits & hand drill
1 large ball peen hammer
1 small ball peen hammer
1 shop hammer
1 soft faced hammer w/set of faces
1 straight claw hammer
1 curved claw hammer
1 rip blade hand saw
1 cross cut blade hand saw
1 hack saw w/several blades
1 set sponges & rags
2 ripping chisels
1 large crowbar
1 small crowbar
1 large pry-bar
1 large pipe cutter
1 pipe reamer
1 set pipe threaders
1 set pipe taps
1 set bolt threaders
1 set bolt taps
1 set tub-faucet socket wrenches
1 basin wrench
1 set faucet handle pullers
1 small copper pipe cutter
1 large copper pipe cutter
1 copper pipe flaring tool
1 closet auger
2 plungers
1 15' light sewer tape
1 50' heavy sewer tape
1 set wire brushes
1 set soft bristle brushes
1 set of paint brushes/rollers
1 chain hoist
2 come-along winches
2 sets small clamps
2 sets large clamps
1 set small clevises
1 set large clevises
several short log chains
several long log chains
several wire cables w/spliced-in thimble eyes
several coils of rope, cord & string
several coils of soft steel, stainless steel, copper & brass wire
several coils of electrical wire
several coils of electronic hook up wire
large assortment of pipe (copper, steel, black iron, pvc, cpvc, etc)
large assortment of tubing (copper, aluminum, pvc, cpvc, plastic, etc)
large assortment of hose (rubber, plastic, butyl, etc)
large assortment of nails & staples
large assortment of screws
large assortment of bolts, nuts & washers
large assortment of electrical hardware
large assortment of electronic hardware
large assortment of sandpaper and mineral cloth
large assortment of replacement blades for all cutting instruments
large assortment of “fixer” items (gorilla tape, glues & adhesives, JB weld, Shoe goo, etc.)
large assortment sealing items (liquid gasket, caulking, Teflon tape, electrical tape, rubber tape, etc.)
large assortment of miscellaneous items (zip ties, hose clamps, staple gun staples, etc.)
1 set automotive specialty tools
1 set of glass cutters
1 set of staple guns
1 set of recovery tools (magnets, grippers, etc.)
1 set of measuring instruments
1 large soldering iron (non-electric)
1 small soldering iron (non-electric)
1 small propane torch
1 large propane torch
1 Acetylene welding & cutting outfit
1 pick
1 mattock
1 light sledge hammer
1 heavy sledge hammer
2 double bit axes
1 garden rake
1 yard rake
1 mortar hoe
2 garden hoes
6 50' 3/4" heavy duty garden water hoses
4 25' 3/4" heavy duty garden water hoses
4 25' 5/8" heavy duty garden water hoses
2 GI folding entrenching tools
2 long handle, curved round point shovels, small blade
2 long handle, curved round point shovels
2 short handle, curved round point shovels
2 long handle, straight round point shovels
2 long handle, curved square point shovels
2 short handle, straight square point shovels
2 short handle, straight sharpshooter shovels
2 short handle, curved snow scoop shovels
2 short handle, curved grain scoop shovels

Measuring tools
plumb bob
tape measures
guideline string
chalk stick
wax stick
lumber measure

Field work tools
felling saw
sledge hammer
rock drills
block & tackle
chain hoist

Carpentry tools
heavy mallet
crosscut saw
rip saw
broadax (to square logs for cabin building) (12" log gave 8" timber)
hewind dog (to hold logs in position while squaring
light mallet
wood chisels
brace drill & wood boring bits
finishing saw
draw knife
carving knife
sanding stone
pipe auger & reamer to make wooden pipe
(one end shaved down to fit taper at other end)

Miscellaneous tools & equipment

Assembly tools

Maintenance tools
oil cans
grease pots

Sharpening tools
metal file
honing stone
saw sharpening tool
grinding wheel (foot powered)

Metal working tools & equipment
sheet metal brake
hole punches
riveter & rivets
welding vice grips
wire brushes

Bench and shop tools
Bench vise
Pipe vise
Small hydraulic press
Large hydraulic press

Power tools
1 set of general battery hand tools (circle saw, jig saw, sawzall, small drill, large drill, screwdriver, grinder etc.)
Stand Grinder/buffer
Smithy Supershop 220 woodworking multi tool w/set of accessories & tools
Smithy GN-1340-IMX metal working multi tool w/set of accessories & tools

Coppersmith & tinsmith tools & equipment
Optical products tools & equipment
Mechanics tools & equipment
Wood working tools & equipment (finish work, furniture & cabinetry)

Cobbler/saddler/harness maker's tools & equipment
Set of shoe last anvils
Shoe last anvil stand
Shoe knife
Shoe hammer
Peg awl
Sewing awl
Sewing awl needles
Harness awl
Harness needles
Shoe thread
Shoe thread, waxed
Short, medium, long shoe clinch nails
Split rivets

Cooper's tools & equipment
hand adz
cooper's windlass
croze (curved base plane to cut groove for barrel heads)
pod auger (to make bung & spy holes)
soaking/steaming troughs
forming/shaping racks/presses

Wheelwright's tools & equipment
spoke shave

Gunsmithing/reloading/bowsmithing/arrowsmithing tools & equipment
complete gunsmith tool & equipment fit including barrel riflers & straightners
complete gunsmith supply & parts stocks
complete bowsmithing tools, equipment, & supplies
complete arrowsmithing tools, equipment & supplies
reloading equipment and supplies for .17 to .50BMG brass cartridges
reloading equipment & supplies for .410 bore to 10 gauge shotgun cartridges
progressive reloader setups for primary cartridges
single stage press for secondary cartridges
bullet casting equipment
in use powder magazine
quantity powder storage magazines
1,000 meter shooting range w/multiple target set ups, chronograph, and clay bird thrower

Attached open-air blacksmith area w/
Winter enclosure walls
Personal equipment
heavy gloves
face protector
leather apron
leather leggings/chaps
leather boot spats/gaiters
Horseshoeing tools
hoof pick
hoof rasps
horseshoe nail hammer
nail nippers
horseshoe nail trim file

Metal forging tools
cutting chisels
quench tank
tempering tank/bed
annealing bed/oven
surface hardening material
brazing rod
welding rod

Metal casting tools
melting furnace
melting pot
dipping ladle
casting sand bins
casting sand recovery screens
mold boxes
item molds
fill tube & air release tube molds
mold cooling & disassembly area
sprue nippers, cutters, & files
finishing files
finishing sanding/rubbing stones

Mineral/earth/rock products processing shed
Medicinal mineral & rock preliminary preparation tools & equipment
Lapidary work area w/tools & equipment
Flint/obsidian knapping tools & equipment
Gold & silver working tools & equipment
Petroleum products refining tools & equipment

Masonry/stone tools & equipment
rough stone storage area/bins
finished stone storage area/bins
brick & block storage area/bins
clay, straw, sand & lime storage bins
sledge hammer
wooden/fiber splitting wedges
stone cutting chisels
stone breaking pliers
stone trimming chisels
setting mallet
brick, block & stone hods
mortar mixing trough
mortar hoe
mortar scoop
mortar hod
mortar trowel
mortar presser/scraper
work area w/brick & block molds
mixing trough
dipping ladle
smoothing trowel
trimming hammer/tool
drying racks/area

Pottery & ceramics tools & equipment
clay bins
clay grinding & mixing bowls
mortar & pestal
water dipper
clay mixing paddles/spatulas
pottery wheel
pottery shaping tools
drying racks
glaze component storage containers
glaze mixing containers
glaze dipping containers
glaze painting brushes
pottery molds
work bench
wash up/clean up tubs
cooling racks
storage shelving

Glass making tools & equipment
silica sand & scrap glass bins
glass melting furnace
glass melting pot
glass dipper
glass handling tongs, paddles & cutters
glass molds
glass blowing tubes, stands & tools
glass cutters

Ore smelting tools & equipment
ore & scrap storage bins
treatment mineral & alloy component storage bins
coke/coal fuel storage bins
smelting furnace
smelting pot
molten metal dipper
smelting furnace & pot handling tools
pig molds
mold cooling area
pig storage area

Windmill/waterwheel jackshaft-power tool, device & appliance shed
Firewood/Lumber working tools
buzz saw
band saw
bark scraper
Wood & metal working tools
table saw
band saw
drill press
belt sander
trip hammer
Animal & plant product processing tools, devices & appliances
grain grinding mills
milk separator
butter churn
honey extractor
juice/oil presses
limb chipper/mulcher
Other tools, devices & appliances
washing machine
sewing machine

Plant & animal non-food product processing shed w/
Covered outside work area w/
Sheep shearing station
Materials storage
Candle making tools, equipment & supplies
wax mytlre berry wax separating pot
wax storage block molds
wax melting pot
candle dipping tank
candle molds
Fabric, cloth, & rope production tools & equipment
flax soaking trough
flax drying racks
flax brake
scutching block & blade
shearing shears
fur/hair/wool/cotton/flax/other fiber carding combs & paddles
small spinning wheel
large spinning wheel
weaving loom & shuttle
wick/string/twine/rope braiding stand/rack

Tanning, leather & furrier tools & equipment
skinning knife
hide stretching/working racks
hide scrapers
hide soaking/tanning tanks
leather trimming knife
leather thong making board & knife
sinew/tendon soaking trough
sinew/tendon pounding board & mallet
sinew/tendon drying rack
sewing awl
sewing needles

Other animal product tools & equipment
quill making tools & equipment
beeswax melting pots
beeswax foundations molds
intestine/bladder washing tanks
oil rendering pots
oil storage barrels, casks & cans
glue rendering pots
glue storage pots

Ink production tools & equipment

Paper production tools & equipment
paper fiber soaking tank
paper press
paper drying racks
paper cutter
paper storage boxes

Basket-making & other plant weaving product tools & equipment
reed scythe
reed splitting knife
reed soaking trough
reed weaving aids

Other plant product tools & equipment
plant oil press
oil storage barrels, casks & cans
rubber rendering, molding & curing tools & equipment

Food freezing/food storage/ice making shed w/same construction as ice house
ceiling & wall brine system chiller tubing
ceiling & wall conventional freezing coils
hanging meat hook racks
storage shelves & racks
ice block making area w/
freeze proof water source faucet
ice block freezing molds
ice block mold holding racks
un-molding bench
storage locker w/
ice tongs
insulated rubber gloves
ice picks
rubber un-molding mallets
ice block moving hand-trucks/dolly
exterior shed w/
brine system pump & storage tank
brine system cooling tower
conventional refrigeration pump & condenser

Curing/smoking/drying shed w/
Meat curing/smoking rooms w/hooks, racks & shelves
Work area w/meat curing/smoking equipment & supplies
Work area w/meat, fruit & vegetable drying equipment & supplies
Solar heated air drying boxes w/racks
Solar heated air dehydrators w/racks
External area w/sun drying racks

Butchering shed w/butchering & cleaning tools & equipment
rubber boots
rubber gloves
rubber apron
breathing masks
hoisting A-frame
animal hoist w/leg spreader bar & tendon hooks
stunning/concussing hammer
throat knife
scaling knife
skinning knives
skinning pliers
skinning pincers
gutting knives
boning knives
filleting knives
splitting axe
splitting chisel & hammer
bone saw
sharpening files, stones, & steels
compressed air connection & alternate foot pump
cutting block/board & stand
rinsing tubs, buckets & pans
blooding/gutting collection tubs
meat, fat, & organ collection tubs, pails & pans
hide collection tubs
waste collection tubs

Attached wild animal harvesting/pest control supplies shed/covered area
pest decoys, lures, traps, repellers & accessories
small game & fur bearer decoys, lures, traps, repellers & accessories
bird & water fowl decoys, lures, traps, repellers & accessories
rough fish harvesting trotlines, lures, traps & nets & accessories
fowl plucking rack w/swivel hanging hooks
mechanical fowl plucker
fish scaling/skinning board w/holding clamp
mechanical fish scaler
small game skinning rack/frame
pelt stretchers

Outside rough/bulk food processing area w/
Open & covered work & storage areas
Cleaning, hulling, shelling, & winnowing tools, equipment & supplies
Temporary holding bins & containers
Waste holding bins, containers & drains
Transfer baskets, buckets & tubs

Food processing shed w/
Honey processing tools & equipment
Milk processing tools & equipment
Meat processing tools & equipment
Fruit, berry & vegetable processing tools & equipment
Herb, spice & medicine processing tools & equipment
Cheese making tools & equipment
Grain processing tools & equipment
Canning & freezing tools & equipment
Pickling, salting, fermenting, & brining tools & equipment
Beer/wine/alcohol making equipment

Tools & equipment (partial listing)
honey separator
milk/cream separator
milk pasteurizer
butter churn
fermenting tanks, crocks & bottles
mesh/net drying bags
pickling crocks & barrels
salting crocks & barrels
brining crocks & barrels
oil/juice press
butter press
cheese press
meat grinder/sausage stuffer
dry grain stone mill
oily grain/bean steel burr mill
coffee/pepper/spice mill
pressure canner
fat/lard rendering tubs
Record/data books w/pen
ID tags/labels
set of cooking pots & kettles (stainless steel, copper & glass)
mixing bowls (stainless steel, copper & glass)
measuring spoons & cups (stainless steel, copper & glass)
mixing spoons & spatulas (stainless steel, copper, wood, & plastic)
transferring spoons, dippers & spatulas (SS, copper, wood, & plastic)
cutting board
holding bowls (stainless steel, copper, wood & glass)
plastic gloves
dust masks
mesh screen/sifter
non-metallic sifting collection plate
non-ferrous needle (large darning needle)
non-ferrous tweezers
small dusting brush
mortar & pestal
plastic transfer scoops & spoons
ID tags/labels & pen
glass canning jars w/lids
glass storage bottles/jars (clear & opaque brown)
glass jar lids (clear & opaque brown) w/rubber gaskets
plastic jar lids
wax lid liners (for long term storage)(may substitute plastic wrap)
glass, cork & rubber bottle stoppers
Zip-lock bags
string w/threading needle
ceramic bowls w/lids
ceramic storage crocks w/lids
wooden bowls/boxes w/lids
wooden & stainless steel kegs, casks & barrels
wooden & stainless steel keg, cask & barrel taps
mesh/net storage bags
fabric drawstring storage bags
storage chests, baskets & buckets

Attached partially enclosed shed w/
Drinking alcohol still
Sugar & syrup production cooking troughs/pots
Attached partially enclosed drying shed w/
Sugar drying pans
Seawater/salt water drying pans (salt production)

Black powder production shed
Remote controlled small ball mills w/extra grinding balls
Mortar & Pestle
Non-metallic mixing bowls
Drying pans
Corning sieves
Grading screens
Storage bags/boxes/kegs
Water tank
Potassium Nitrate (saltpeter) bins
Sulfur bins
Charcoal (willow preferred) bins
Powder/explosives storage bunker

Acetylene production shed w/
Acetylene generator
2 temporary storage tanks
Portable tank/bottle filling pump
Attached calcium carbonate storage bunker

Oxygen/hydrogen production shed w/
Electrolysis water breakdown system w/
multiple electrical source inputs
water storage tank w/multiple source inputs
electrolysis tank w/gas collection tanks w/transfer pumps
2 temporary oxygen storage tanks
4 temporary hydrogen storage tanks
2 portable tank/bottle filling pumps
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby Survival Bill » Tue Aug 03, 2010 10:17 pm

WOW now thats a list its worth printing out and start marking off what I already have and see what I still need....thanks for that Jerry...
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby Grizz » Fri Aug 13, 2010 3:34 pm

That is a pretty comprehensive list Jerry, might need a small Village to gather and operate all those tools :cool:
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby Jerry D Young » Fri Aug 13, 2010 5:35 pm

That's the plan!
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby UK7 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 12:56 am

Now that is what i call a list, think i will take Bills idea and print it out and see what i have so far.

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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby Grampy » Wed Aug 07, 2013 10:34 am

great stuff....a printed list coming up for Grampy...........tks
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby blind bob » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:14 am

You forgot to add 50,000.00 dollars to buy it all.i have a bunch of the stuff on your list but I have been collecting it for the last 35 years and it still maybe half of what your list contains. Good luck with your project.
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Re: new forum list tools and equipment for homestead

Postby sweeper54 » Tue Dec 03, 2013 2:29 pm

Wow, I'm going to need a bigger BOB
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