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Blog entry by Rick M posted 11-06-2015 05:18 AM 1079 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought a batch of stuff in an auction and there are a few things stumping me.

And my gloat is this cost me $20 to my door, I think I did okay.

What I can identify:
Craftsman inspection mirror
Stanley combo square USA
Metal triangle
Starrett dividers 2ea.
Starrett inside calipers 2ea.
Starrett depth gauge
Starrett No.22-0 59° drill point gauge
Unmarked outside calipers
Unmarked center punches 2ea. (?? Not sure, they have grooves running around them)
1/32” punch USA LM
90/45/30/60/15 angle gauge
1/4” bit holders
Other flotsam and jetsam.

Lower right is a cutter for a metal lathe, I believe. The rest I don’t know.

No idea what these are—rivets??

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/



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OldGuysRule

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#1 posted 11-06-2015 07:11 AM

Well, the bottom picture your right they are rivets. I can’t tell from the picture if they are hot or cold rivets. My guess would be cold rivets. Are they kind of soft metal? The fluted spirals are so they will expand for a better hold.

The middle picture, I have no idea! If the past owner of the items was like most tool users he made those for some special use and only he would know. A couple of them I could use from time to time for this and that! LOL

But, nice find!!

-- Rod P.........OLD GUY......Learning new things!

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Dutchy

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#2 posted 11-06-2015 07:50 AM

Not a lot of money.

On the second picture the bent pins and maybe the other pieces could be for depth setting and machine adjustment.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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mahdee

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#3 posted 11-06-2015 01:41 PM

Other than the rivets, I have no idea.

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Rick M

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#4 posted 11-06-2015 05:12 PM

I found out those rivet looking things are drive screws, used for attaching machine badges.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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abie

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#5 posted 11-06-2015 05:59 PM

picture two looks like bench dog hold downs?

-- Bruce. a mind is like a book it is only useful when open.

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Rick M

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#6 posted 11-06-2015 07:57 PM

Bruce, that’s what I thought. The stuff in pic2 probably all had a purpose to the original owner but they will just get tossed into my odds and ends box.

Two of the calipers are dinky, about as long as my finger.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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JoeinGa

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#7 posted 11-07-2015 12:10 AM

I think these pieces are somebody’s home made tool rest set. The smaller pieces all look like they’d fit into the upright (center post) and the screw tightens to hold them. Longer pieces for turning inside deeper items (bowls?)
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Rick M

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#8 posted 11-07-2015 03:36 AM

Interesting idea Joe. You can’t tell in the picture but they are too small for that. Here is a better picture where you can see the scale. I realized that two of the pieces seem to fit together.

-- http://thewoodknack.blogspot.com/

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Dark_Lightning

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#9 posted 11-07-2015 11:29 PM


Interesting idea Joe. You can t tell in the picture but they are too small for that. Here is a better picture where you can see the scale. I realized that two of the pieces seem to fit together.

- Rick M.

Looks like a poor man’s tubing bender. Nice score, BTW!

-- Random Orbital Nailer

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