Pulled these out of my Grandfather's garage when we were cleaning it out a couple of years ago. Never saw him use them, they were probably excess when new torches came in at his plant so he brought them home.
Those are cool, gasoline torch and soldering irons. When I was a kid my grandfather restored old bicycles,seen him use them many times.
"The reason a dog has so many friends,He wags his tail instead of his tongue"
"I don't always listen to Black Sabbath,But when I do so do the neighbors"
I think that is a spud wrench for removing the short spuds from old house radiators. The spuds were too short to fit a pipe wrench on. They had tits on the inside of the pipe that the spud wrench would fit in between. Then, you put a wrench on that. I have had to make one out of 1/8” steel.
Last Edit: May 26, 2019 6:45:59 GMT -5 by wheelguns
When the oldest boy set up his garage workshop he built some flip top tables to make more efficient use of his space. He recently upgraded his planer and the new one doesn't fit the old table. Since he's building a couple of new flip tables he brought me two of the originals he built. Band saw and drill press went on this one and I've giving serious though to mounting my Forster Co-Ax and a turret press on the other. I'll just have to make sure to remember to remove any dispensers before flipping the table...
The maximum use of force is in no way incompatible with the simultaneous use of the intellect. - Carl von Clausewitz
Post by potatojudge on May 26, 2019 16:56:13 GMT -5
That quick gauge would be pretty nice for some applications if it was crisp enough for making marks.
Love that flip table. Gonna have to make one now! I assume it locks on the ends and pivots around an axle in the middle?
Pics: The top tool is a cooper's tool for pushing the rings around on a barrel. Purchased after refurnishing three barrels using a mallet and wooden block. Background are a couple of rawhide mallets, which everyone should own at least one of.
After years of neglect I've pulled out the old lathe and cleaned it up, sharpened the tools and started little projects. Time to get serious and order a 4 jaw chuck and drill chuck for the thing as well as wire it for reverse running.
Last is an old Norwegian tool chest that came with a bunch of nice old chisels, handmade tools, etc. Now it stores my most used hand planes. Favorites are the scrub plane, jack plane, and cabinet scraper planer. When you hate sanding as much as I do, it pays to use planes and scrapers.