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Forum topic by Dave posted 01-16-2013 11:36 PM 1069 views 0 times favorited 34 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-16-2013 11:36 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question

He guys I need help with the identity of a tool please.
I would like to know its intended use and may be the maker.


I bought a few other tools on eBay and these were in with the tools I was going for. My guess is a Sloyd like carving tool for a child’s pocket.
Any and all help is very welcome.
Thank you

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com


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#1 posted 01-16-2013 11:40 PM

The very first “leatherman” like multi-tool!!!

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#2 posted 01-16-2013 11:43 PM

I’m guessing its not blacksmith stuff.

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#3 posted 01-16-2013 11:45 PM

part screwdriver, part “yankee drill” ?

Saw looks like it needs a sharpening, though…

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#4 posted 01-16-2013 11:47 PM

Randy and Don you two are regular clowns. Don’t change.
Bandit they all need sharpening.

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#5 posted 01-16-2013 11:56 PM

They were called “tool handles” and they would contain anything from 6-12 bits in the handle. There should be marking along the steel collar, if not it was a decal on the wood. They can be fairly collectible if they have all the bits with them.

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#6 posted 01-16-2013 11:58 PM

Don’t know who made it. I’m guessing he’s dead, though.
I think that set was free when you signed up for the 1900 version of the Handyman Club.

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#7 posted 01-16-2013 11:59 PM

I’m with Don- doesn’t look like blacksmith stuff at all. You got ripped off!

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#8 posted 01-17-2013 12:00 AM

Deycart thank you. The collars are a bit scratched up. I will take a real close look and see. There are no stickers on the handles.
Thanks for your help.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#9 posted 01-17-2013 12:03 AM

Now Gene and Stumpy are at it. I love you guys.

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#10 posted 01-17-2013 12:03 AM

not

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#11 posted 01-17-2013 12:09 AM

Looks like an old set of carving tools…..... or maybe a few o them thingee-ma-giggies

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#12 posted 01-17-2013 12:10 AM

Look for a C.S. Osborne mark.
circa 1900-1930

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#13 posted 01-17-2013 12:12 AM

Hey Roger. How is the hand?
More info Thanks ksSlim

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#14 posted 01-17-2013 12:14 AM

Hi Dave, my Dad used to have a version of this tool, but his contained a slightly smaller assortment of bits. I remember him telling me that it was a “Shoemaker’s Awl”, and he used it to repair our shoes when I was small (last century). He used this mostly for sole repairs/replacements. The fine bits were used to make the holes for the waxed thread to be pulled through with a needle, and the larger ones that are more like a chisel tip were for cutting a groove (between the “needle” holes) to recess and protect the thread on the underside of the sole. The saw blade was to cut the thick leather for a replacement sole to match the size of the original.
The chisel tips were also used on leather items to cut the lacing holes when using various sizes of leather lace for attaching the pieces, such as the cuffs of leather gauntlets, or in saddle repairs.
Nice find. Congratulations.

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#15 posted 01-17-2013 12:20 AM

Hand is ok. Healin up nicely. Got about a dime size hunk-a-hunk-a skin with about 1/16” gash about 1/4” long on the side o my ring finger. Coulda been a lot worse….. Just a reminder to us all. Thnx Who’s closest to the answer?? Do we win a new car?? new bike? new??

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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