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Offline dave500

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« on: June 20, 2013, 02:31:22 am »
hey hows this?i pulled these three old sets of whitworth,bsf and nc taps and dies from a dumpster still in their ply wood boxes the other day,,patience and nicholson(P&N)made in australia brand,pretty old high quality stuff.

i also have this old adjustable wrench i found at the dump over forty years ago in victoria,i thought it was old even then?im going to molasses it and make it a bar ornament.

i also have a four piece set of "indestro"chicago short flat ring af wrenches which i still use, 3/8 upwards including the obsolete 25/32,probably from the late 50s or early 60s?i sold the tap and die sets already,,no need for them,,had they been unf or metric though?anyway,what old tools have you got you still use?
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2013, 02:34:50 am »
What did you get for the tap and die set Dave? Not that I could have afforded them.
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2013, 02:43:50 am »
i knew someone would ask,,hundred bucks,,i aint greedy,the wooden boxes are delaminating and the latches are incomplete etc,one snapped off hinge,not full complete sets either of stuff i wouldnt use,i pilferd a tap handle and the odd unf taps that where amounst them which didnt belong anyway,probably couldve got more but as i said i aint greedy.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #3 on: June 20, 2013, 06:18:17 am »
The old tools I still use are power tools.  Craftsman table saw and drill press my Dad bought new in the 1954. I also have some wooden block planes, but I don't use them.
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #4 on: June 20, 2013, 06:33:44 am »
333, I might be willing to free up your space those planes are taking. PM or email me what you have and what you would like for them. Nothing like peeling off a long thin curly shaving of wood with a hand plane...
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2013, 06:44:10 am »
The old tools I still use are power tools.  Craftsman table saw and drill press my Dad bought new in the 1954. I also have some wooden block planes, but I don't use them.

When my cheapo table saw died, I scored Walker Turner 10" cabinet saw like the one pictured.  Back from the day there were actually tools made in USA.


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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2013, 10:56:20 am »
Rafster- I'm not ready to give those up anytime soon.  Besides, while I have no way of checking it out, I believe they were made by my Grandfather, or at least in the factory where he worked.

70CB750- And good ones, too.  I've mentioned this before, but there is a forum dedicated to those old shop tools

http://www.owwm.org/   

 Old Wood Working Machines, although they expanded to cover metal working machines a year or 2 ago. Great resource.
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2013, 11:36:23 am »
I still use this

My dad had it in his car for as long as I remember, I'll be 60 in a few years.
It's actually a vintage foot tool.   :P

I just seen one sold on Ebay.   £85
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'Then' and 'than' are completely different words and have completely different meanings. Same with 'of' and 'have'. Set and sit. There, their and they're. Draw and drawer. Could care less/couldn't care less. Bought/brought FFS.


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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2013, 11:49:23 am »
this is my vintage turning lathe ...booosted up vith some digital
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2013, 11:57:45 am »
I use Logan 200 in my shop - not sure what year it was made, but I would say it is older than me.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2013, 12:59:57 pm »
70, try this;

http://lathe.com/ser-no.htm

Does your 200 look like this?

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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2013, 02:43:37 pm »
I once picked up an old electric drill that was in a assortment of tools from an auction. It was a big clunky old thing made by Black and Decker and I could tell it was old but I didn't realize how old until I was watching a show about power tools on the Discovery channel. It turned out that clunky drill was one of the very first electric drills B&D ever sold back in 1916. I ended up getting rid of it, it was so old that even though I put a new cord on it I was still scared out of my wits every time I plugged it in and turned it on fearing I'd got the daylights shocked out of me because the motor windings would stink like crazy any time I turned it on.
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #12 on: June 21, 2013, 02:49:14 am »
its a rainy weekend here,,so its beer and tinker around at home,i also just recently found these old quite large italian made "pastorino"brand circlip pliers,,or some sort of spaghetti wrangling irons?one straight and one offset,,so its into the mollases for the lot,,ill post pictures once they clean up.
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #13 on: June 21, 2013, 04:36:28 am »
Here's my contribution.

Craftsman No. 4. 3/4 on one end 7/8 on the other. Fits big and small ignition leads on piston engine aircraft.

King Dick. Adjustable wrench

Valve spring compressor. Fits almost anywhere.

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« Reply #14 on: June 21, 2013, 04:43:03 am »
hey just wait a minute,,i thought i had the king dick?and no its not rusty!!!

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« Reply #15 on: June 21, 2013, 04:55:04 am »
notice how those "pliers"seem to camoflage into the background?i think i mightve drowned a couple of "stick insects" in mollases,,sorry about that,,they came out real clean though.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #16 on: June 21, 2013, 04:56:00 am »
70, try this;

http://lathe.com/ser-no.htm

Does your 200 look like this?



Yes it does, well almost, not that clean:), could not find a serial number on it.  It is a good little lathe and I can't imagine working without it anymore.

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« Reply #17 on: June 21, 2013, 05:05:09 am »
ive always held a great respect for any one who can operate a lathe,,ive known old blokes who had drill and tapping charts in their head,you have to run turning machines all day for years to be any good,when i was an apprentice the turners always had a four inch steel rule and a note pad and pencil in their shirt pockets,probably been replaced by a google pad these days?
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« Reply #18 on: June 21, 2013, 05:09:02 am »
After college I worked in a die and tool factory, there were guys with 40+ years of experience, as a fresh from college Mech. Engineer I was very eager to hear what they had to say.   


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« Reply #19 on: June 21, 2013, 05:12:50 am »
i guess it wasnt next weeks lotto results?

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« Reply #20 on: June 21, 2013, 05:23:43 am »
anyone who can figure fractional inches out in hes head on the fly and spin a compound slide and make #$%* happen as planned has to have a talent,,just doing the old fractional math in your head makes mine hurt,,thats why i dont.

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« Reply #21 on: June 21, 2013, 05:24:13 am »
i guess it wasnt next weeks lotto results?

LOL.  Heavy drinkers too, to kill the chill they would be opening a bottle of rum at 6AM, if you were there, you got a shot or two just because.  Walls and cabinets decorated with what in USA goes for soft porn, it was quite a different world.

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« Reply #22 on: June 21, 2013, 05:26:47 am »
anyone who can figure fractional inches out in hes head on the fly and spin a compound slide and make #$%* happen as planned has to have a talent,,just doing the old fractional math in your head makes mine hurt,,thats why i dont.

I don't.  I use milimeters and on that Logan I ignore scales on wheel.  When I have to deal with inches and fraction of inches I use digital caliper and  it will convert it for me.

But I reload in inches, all the books on reloading are  in US metrics.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #23 on: June 21, 2013, 05:37:14 am »
My uncle Enoch was a WWII vet and a machinist/maintenance specialist at Clinch Coal mines in SW VA. He was able to fix all kinds of things. Was into VW Beetles and rebuilt a few during my lifetime. Didn't have the cool tools at home but did at work. Lost several fingertips to the machinery he worked on over his life in the maintenance and repair shop. He was a small man with a huge heart and love for his family and quite funny. One of my favorite uncles.
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« Reply #24 on: June 21, 2013, 05:41:42 am »
let me get this straight?so the logarithm used to determine the nut size which was used on whitworth wasnt the same?the length of the flat on whitworth was not to be confused with the across the flat "af"size we use now?whitworth and bsf treads came around the 1840s,im surprised they lasted into the 60s.

 

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