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Forum topic by poopiekat posted 08-19-2016 02:32 AM 668 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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poopiekat

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08-19-2016 02:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: item identification mystery part unknown tooling

I found a small cache of tools at a thrift shop, likely from some dead old man’s workshop. I gathered a pile of stuff, about 30 different hand tools, and found these two items taped together for a buck:

One had the inscription: C. S. O. Spur stamped on the collar, just above the taper. The other end looked like it was gently tapped, often, by a hammer. The bodies have that grainy cast iron surface, but the machined surfaces were finely turned. A google search goes too far afield.

Anyone with a familiarity with how these were used, please let me know!!! Any useful info is appreciated. Joke comments…not so much.

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#1 posted 08-19-2016 02:41 AM

Might be something like this: http://www.greenboatstuff.com/coscospgrind.html

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#2 posted 08-19-2016 02:41 AM

Maybe a centering tool/punch in an other hole to mark the center in a matching piece to drill a hole?? Dont know you would need the stop collar on it though for that.

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#3 posted 08-19-2016 03:01 AM

Yep its a grommet tool, I recognized them before I looked at windfalls post. I remember seeing some in my great uncles workshop. He was an old navy man, use to repair sails and whatnot after he retired. Some old flags now and then. I’m pretty sure, that was 30 years ago, but I have a grommet set some were, looks like them just missing the other piece. Are they two slightly different sizes? this pic came offline its a simpson #2

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#4 posted 08-19-2016 04:36 AM

Nice work Windfall.

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#5 posted 08-19-2016 07:22 AM

Grommet setters, have a complete set in my saddle ‘makers tool boxers’.
Anyone interested in saddle makers tools?
Have a sewing machine that will stitch thru 3/4 plywood and or fingers. (scars to prove )
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#6 posted 08-19-2016 12:14 PM

Interesting!

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poopiekat

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#7 posted 08-19-2016 12:56 PM

Wow I’m so thankful for the replies! As woodworkers, we all have diverse knowledge in other fields, and I knew at least one of us would have the answer. More than one, as it turns out! I’ll go back to that Mennonite Thrift Store and see if indeed the mating part of these punches is on the shelf.

I’m especially grateful to windfall and JWmalone for the link and pics! And yes, the two punches I have are slightly different dimensions. I’m going to look at some you-tube vids to see how these actually were used.

ksSlim: that’s a scary sewing machine….I’m hoping somebody has an interest in your saddlemaker’s tools… I think ‘topamaxsurvivor’ does leather, and undoubtedly many other leather crafters among us LJ’s.

Thanks again, one and all!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#8 posted 08-19-2016 01:03 PM

C.s.o. stands for C. S. Osborne Co. They are still in business and making this very tool.

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#9 posted 08-19-2016 01:12 PM

Thanks, Jack_T !!
With what little info I had to go on, my google search wasn’t coming close to finding any usable results. I’ll go to their website and see what they do. I also need to get a good look at the female side of the die, because they might turn up at the thrift shop as well.
Most appreciative, sir!

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#10 posted 08-19-2016 09:39 PM


Have a sewing machine that will stitch thru 3/4 plywood
- ksSlim

A perfect opportunity for WW and leather to cross paths!
A wooden box with leather hinges would be a good start.

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#11 posted 08-19-2016 10:52 PM

KsSlim, I have a 1914 Singer model 66 red eye I use for basting monks cloth for rug, tapestry and upholstery making. it wont sew through plywood but itll go through a finger. Over a hundred years old still works like a champ, treadle no electricity

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