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Forum topic by Emma Walker posted 553 days ago 761 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Emma Walker

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553 days ago

Some kind of hole gauges maybe.

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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 553 days ago

Hmmmm, 95 views and no ideas. And I’ve never seen anything like them. From the picture they look homemade. The only thought that I had is that they might be for metal spinning, a form of lathe work.
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#2 posted 553 days ago

They’re wooden and range in size from 1 3/4 to 4” they’re sitting in a wooden tray much like a socket set.

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#3 posted 553 days ago

My guess would be to use as a form for spinning metal bowls on a lathe.

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#4 posted 553 days ago

Thanks a1Jim,
That was pretty cool, I’m going to have to start saving tin lids off of coffee cans and give that a try some time.

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#5 posted 553 days ago

I don’t think those are nearly big enough to be bowl forms. What kind of bowl is 2” in diameter with a round bottom?

It looks to me like 2 and 2 1/2 have been used the most. Look at the scratch pattern on the shank part of #2 1/2.

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#6 posted 553 days ago

The numbers on them aren’t diameters, unless that is a rather massive slick.

Maybe a set of depth/height gauges or setup blocks?

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#7 posted 553 days ago

Small sizes not for bowls but for cups.
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#8 posted 553 days ago

I have no clue what they are, but If they’re wood, and they had been used in forming metal, wouldnt the black finish have been worn away a lot more?

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#9 posted 553 days ago

joein,
That’s what I was thinking.

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#10 posted 552 days ago

I found out what they are. They are sand mold blanks for casting military artillery rounds.

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#11 posted 552 days ago

Where did you find that out? Any more info/pictures?

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