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Aug 24, 2018 22:28 |  #1

Cleaning through dad's stuff was this micrometer he'd used somewhere about '39-'41. His mom-dad thought that if he had a job working with one of the contractors he'd not get drafted. He was to new to the company and young, 19.


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Aug 30, 2018 14:50 |  #2

Playing around with something shiny...hard to not get the set showing up and giving away everything. Yeah a composite can do wonders though the goal was to set up for a single. Fun practice to figure out the "challenges". :)


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Sep 09, 2018 05:41 |  #3

My dad was a commercial engine fitter and he was so well stuck in his Reserved Occupation he couldn't even volunteer for uniformed service. The most they would let him do in 1940 was join the Home Guard. He ended up essentially being told where to work though, as manpower was needed in different places. That included working on Merlin engines in MTBs in Barking Docks, and heavy plant used during the building of the many 8th USAAF bomber bases in East Anglia. I'm rather mechanically inept, much to my dads frustration, so much so I became an electronics engineer instead. Still love both hand and machine tools though.

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Jan 13, 2019 15:54 |  #4

This thread is a good topic, bit slow to take off
I'll grab some old woodworking but for now, shearing tools
Old hand shears, still in use

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Jan 13, 2019 16:00 as a reply to  @ avondale87's post |  #5

Nice! Did a Local blacksmith-bladesmith make those shears?




  
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Jan 13, 2019 16:02 as a reply to  @ ra40's post |  #6

Unfortunately no.
They're British.
One set made in Sheffield, which is where I live here :-)



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Jan 14, 2019 02:50 |  #7

Another micrometer. Dad's from probably the 40's?
And some fretsaw blades


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And some old carving chisels from my mothers side


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Jan 14, 2019 02:52 |  #8

A hand router I still use. Not for nostalgia but because it can't be beaten for ease of use and cleanness of cut


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Jan 14, 2019 02:56 |  #9

a little dovetail gauge I made myself years ago


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and a couple small awls I use.
No doubt go back to pre 40's


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I did make a new point for round one as it wore down beyond use


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Jan 14, 2019 03:11 |  #10

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My woodwork teacher used to call these a "Hag's Tooth" plane - what an evocative description....:-)

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Jan 14, 2019 03:14 |  #11

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My woodwork teacher used to call these a "Hag's Tooth" plane - what an evocative description....:-)

That would go down well nowadays. Oh dear!!
Never heard that term. Interesting what they did call tools.

Modern day ones similar.



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May 05, 2020 19:36 |  #12

Had to take some inside measurements of the rooms and dragging the tape around was not fun. This little thing is quite nice for these tasks:


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May 05, 2020 19:54 |  #13

Some old shots, still fitting for the thread though...


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May 10, 2020 15:45 |  #14

These have been in the family forever, probably from the 40s or 50s. Still being used, saw my wife had the needle nose out the other day. Love the patina.

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May 10, 2020 16:49 |  #15

Win wrote in post #19060953 (external link)
These have been in the family forever, probably from the 40s or 50s. Still being used, saw my wife had the needle nose out the other day. Love the patina.

Interesting. My wife has same type of pliers plus side cutters and ball pein hammer in her sewing room. (her dads)
Is that fossil wood they're resting on?



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