|Forum topic by Mattyboy||posted 07-27-2015 06:19 PM||931 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
07-27-2015 06:19 PM
I found a few interesting things at a garage sale this weekend. First, a pair of dividers and an inside caliper. These were a little rusty and dirty, but cleaned up nicely with a citric acid bath and fine wire wheel in the drill (sorry, no “before” pics). The caliper has no maker name anywhere, but seems well made and is only missing the holding pin at top.
Second, I found an angle finding tool and a HUGE bastard file. This thing is a serious file. I think I’ll nickname it Mongo. Seventeen inches long, 13 inches of teeth, 1 3/8” wide and about 1/4” thick!
The file has a maker name that I’d never heard of, Hindusthan, from India. A quick search shows they still make files and many other tools under the name “JK Tools”. I should get a lot of use from this smoothing rough rasp cuts on shaped pieces.
Last, another file – a small 4” fine file by Tome Fateira of Portugal. I had just recently heard on Paul Sellers site that this is a good maker of reasonably priced files.
I’d be interested in knowing if any of you have experience with Footprint, Hindusthan and Tome Fateira tools.
-- Matt, Northern CA