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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #100 on: July 29, 2013, 07:58:29 pm »
Here's some old woodworking tools of my grandpa's.  Rafster should love the planes... they're from Switzerland.





This is a test run.  I will post more pics if I can get it working.

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« Reply #101 on: July 30, 2013, 05:24:53 am »
Here's a Moore and Wright Micrometer that the Father in Law gave me years ago.
It's still as accurate as anything else available today - Probably better.



And here's a Whitworth thread gauge that he gave me as well - It's a beauty but it doesn't get very much use any more.



And an old set of Stilsons. I've got no idea how old they are and can't see a name on them anywhere. 35 inches long.



I think that I might have to try Daves molasses solution on these ones.

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« Reply #102 on: July 30, 2013, 05:54:16 am »
Love that micrometer!! 

Here's some more pics of the tools- I really dig the extra details, like the knurling on the knobs and carving on the wood.  Things that showed pride in the craftsmanship.









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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #103 on: July 30, 2013, 06:00:26 am »
More.










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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #104 on: July 30, 2013, 06:07:15 am »
That's excellent mate.
You just don't see that quality craftsmanship anymore.
Grandpas shed was a wonderland for a young fella back in the day.  8)
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #105 on: July 30, 2013, 06:22:48 am »
Never knew either of my grandpa's as they were gone when I came along :'( (although I got named after both of them).  As a real youngster, I remember the shed of one of them, where I found a double-barreled flintlock to play with.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #106 on: July 30, 2013, 06:34:13 am »
Interesting thread, when I get some free time I'll post some of my Grandfather's (born 1898) old tools.  I also frequent auctions and will pretty much buy any interesting old tool of good quality...Larry

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« Reply #107 on: July 30, 2013, 06:42:39 am »
Looking forward to seeing that Larry.
This stuff takes you right back in time.
It's good.
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« Reply #108 on: July 30, 2013, 07:13:28 am »
Looking forward to seeing that Larry.
This stuff takes you right back in time.
It's good.




It is good. As mentioned several times--most of the turn of the century tools were made before mass production with pride and craftsmanship....Larry

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #109 on: July 30, 2013, 07:18:02 am »
Gorgeous plane and neat collection of tools. Calibration check of the micrometer is probably a good thing if you can find a shop to do it. Really cool stuff.
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« Reply #110 on: August 10, 2013, 10:13:37 pm »
 A mic from I believe the 1800,s and a very early Snap/On ratchet..late 20.s.. I have 2
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #111 on: August 10, 2013, 11:21:20 pm »
good to see all the old stuff emerging.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #112 on: February 25, 2014, 01:26:03 am »
hows this old henry disston saw i found ages ago,according to the medallion its made between 1896 and 1917!
http://www.disstonianinstitute.com/medv2.html

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #113 on: February 25, 2014, 01:15:54 pm »
Here's a couple of side-valve spring compressors I have.

This one, by DUCO, was commonly found in the toolkits supplied with 1920's flat-tankers. I believe DUCO had a particular association with Brown Motorcycles...



The larger one below it is by TERRYS. I think it probably dates from the 1950/60s. I don't use either for their intended purpose at present, but the TERRYS one is brilliant for pushing in brake caliper pistons!



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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #114 on: February 25, 2014, 01:17:26 pm »
wow good old stuff oldskool.

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #115 on: February 25, 2014, 04:04:37 pm »
a few tools...size is a problem...
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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #116 on: February 25, 2014, 04:07:16 pm »
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« Reply #117 on: February 25, 2014, 04:20:28 pm »
reminds me of my last dentist visit?

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« Reply #118 on: February 25, 2014, 07:59:51 pm »
a few tools...size is a problem...


David,  what is the bottom tool? ....Larry

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #119 on: February 25, 2014, 08:15:46 pm »
The last two pictures are the same tool. It is a side view of the Can Opener's blade.

The Dunlap tool is an adjustable wrench, unfortunately the other two photos I had of it were too high resolution to post. I need to lower the camera resolution and snap a couple more pictures of it.
The dagger is an AG Russell from the 70s, it is mine, not my dad's. The Bombardier wrench I found when "yarding" for a few car parts probably 15 or more years ago. Most likely a snowmobile wrench, given it's make.
Dad had a few interesting tools I ran across while rummaging around this summer and fall. Oddly enough most of dad's tools were SAE with virtually no Metrics. I guess that was fitting given he wasn't much of a handyman.
I ascribe to Red & Green's (PBS television show no longer being produced)... "if women don't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy..." Not that I'm that bad looking but, I do like to be handy.

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« Reply #120 on: February 26, 2014, 05:50:25 pm »
that my friend is vintage personified  ^^^^

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #121 on: February 26, 2014, 07:27:24 pm »
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« Reply #122 on: February 26, 2014, 08:44:44 pm »
thats a complete original tool kit for a ten billion bc pterodactyl?too bad its missing the pouch,nice one man.

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« Reply #123 on: February 26, 2014, 10:07:06 pm »
thats a complete original tool kit for a ten billion bc pterodactyl?too bad its missing the pouch,nice one man.

Or maybe a tune up kit for a woolly mammoth.  Yeah, it's to bad they didn't come  embedded in the original mammoth or bison. ;D

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Re: vintage hand tools
« Reply #124 on: February 28, 2014, 08:34:07 am »
Know how to make a flint arrowhead?  Ever tried to make one?  It ain't easy.
I like the stone club you have in your collection.
early gang banger material...
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