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Forum topic by summerfi posted 07-20-2017 09:40 PM 580 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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summerfi

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07-20-2017 09:40 PM

I recently bought a bunch of old tools that formerly belonged to a millwright. There were a few items in the lot that I cannot identify. I thought I’d post them here to see if anyone can help.

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#1 This is marked Champion No. 2, A.E. White Machine Works, Eau Claire, Wis. That company made saw swages and saw setting devices. My best guess is this is some sort of gauge for measuring amount of set on a large saw blade.


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#2 This is marked Cornwell SDS-44. As best as I can tell, that company makes automotive tools.


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#3 Unmarked item.


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#4 Unmarked item.


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#5 Unmarked item.


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#6 All the holes in this item are threaded.


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Any help identifying these things is appreciated.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html


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#1 posted 07-20-2017 09:47 PM

#3 is a spring swage, probably used for hot forming steel. It’s used like this:

#2 is interesting… is it forged or cast? Is the flat end at an angle, or perpindicular to the shaft? I would probably use it for scraping scale off hot steel, but I don’t know the actual use.

-- Allen, Colorado (Instagram @bobasaurus_woodworking)

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summerfi

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#2 posted 07-20-2017 09:52 PM

Thanks Allen. That’s one down. Item #2 is forged and the end is at an angle to the shaft.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#3 posted 07-20-2017 10:45 PM

#2 is a gasket scraper, as in cleaning off the remains of a head gasket, or other such gaskets.

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#4 posted 07-20-2017 10:48 PM

#4 looks like a slitter for cutting leather strips.

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#5 posted 07-20-2017 11:18 PM

Both reasonable guesses. #4 does bear a striking resemblance to this leather strip cutter.

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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summerfi

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#6 posted 07-20-2017 11:24 PM

#4 is solved. It is indeed a leather strip cutter called an Australian strander. Here’s a link to an identical one.
https://crafts.stackexchange.com/questions/240/what-is-this-small-hand-held-cutter

-- Bob, Missoula, MT -- Rocky Mountain Saw Works http://www.rmsaws.com/p/about-us.html

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#7 posted 07-20-2017 11:35 PM

#5 with a pointed tip would work pretty well as a tent/tie-down stake, but I’m just guessing. Or a prison shank? :)

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#8 posted 07-20-2017 11:40 PM

#5…Canoneer’s Prick…..cleas out the vent hole on a Dahlgren….and opens a hole for thr primer charge to enter the powder charge’s linen case. If things go badly, can also be hammered in, to “spike” the gun.

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#9 posted 07-20-2017 11:42 PM

#6 High Pressure Steam line coupling…male half..

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duckmilk

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#10 posted 07-20-2017 11:53 PM

I think Bandit is right on #5, also called a thumbstall.

https://www.nps.gov/fosc/learn/education/arttool.htm

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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