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  • #16
    I see guys with 150+ bench vises on a shelf. They think they are collectable. I think that is borderline--or past--sick.

    One man's collectable is another man's tool.
    21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
    1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration

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    • #17
      I don't know why anyone would hang on to a set of spanners like that, they are obsolete only fit one olde-fashioned size and their fancy box is just a waste of space. Send them to me and I will send you a couple of Chinese shifters which will fit all sizes including metric/AF/SAE/Whitworth.

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      • #18
        That's a Hauser M1 jig borer. Amazing machine, graduated in tenths with mechanical feedscrew error correction. The spindle is not currently installed, they swap out for various alternatives - like a microscope and punch. Many where bought only with the punch, for laying holes and the work would then be set up in a lathe (using another microscope) for boring (likely because in some watch mfg work, large dia counter bores are needed, would be easier in a lathe). I've got the original spindle and a microscope but its not for this machine...I have to lap it down to size. The attachments were custom done for each machine
        in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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        • #19
          Where the heck do you find Hauser, Schaublin etc for what I assume is a reasonable price, given that they need work?

          This is no tool desert, but anyone with that sort of stuff wants the earth, and says it's in perfect condition even if it looks like it came off the Titanic.
          4357 2773 5150 9120 9135 8645 1007 1190 2133 9120 5942

          Keep eye on ball.
          Hashim Khan

          Everything not impossible is compulsory

          "There's no pleasing these serpents"......Lewis Carroll

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          • #20
            Those wrenches were made for presentation, for a retiring CEO of the Easco hand tool comp. in the mid 1980s. His set were 16k gold plated. A few sets were made and left unplated for Sears to use as thay wanted. I worked there at the time and helped walk them through from sinking the forge dies and 16 machining ops. and plater. Plant was in Springdale Arkansas.

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            • #21
              Hey man, If the wrenches were a gift or an award, something like that, I get it.
              I did not think of the reason of having them. I am not good at thinking about the
              emotional reason of things, Only the logical reason of things. It is a failing of mine.
              I am sorry if I offended you with my cold and logical words.

              -Doozer
              DZER

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              • #22
                No offence taken, Just thought I would put what I knew. We (USA) did put out some good tools back then! Maybe we will again.

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                • #23
                  [QUOTE=Mcgyver;n1982632]The only tools I marvel over and don't use are the friggin machines I haven't yet finish so aren't yet running. I do spend a bit of time though making the smaller ones look nice...but they all get used.







                  Mcgyver that Hauser is real interesting and when ever I get down East would like to see your collection.I’m assuming that’s classified as a Mill.

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                  • #24
                    That makes sense. They, and the case, don't appear to be the style of Joe oil change pit IYKWIM

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                    • #25
                      Originally posted by Doozer View Post
                      Hey man, If the wrenches were a gift or an award, something like that, I get it.
                      I did not think of the reason of having them. I am not good at thinking about the
                      emotional reason of things, Only the logical reason of things. It is a failing of mine.
                      I am sorry if I offended you with my cold and logical words.

                      -Doozer
                      Funny. You "apologize" and stroke your ego while doing so.
                      You're a legend in your own mind. THAT is obvious.

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                      • #26
                        Speaking of hoarders, I just happen to have the 1972 Craftsman tool catalog that had the add for these wrenches. I have always been intrigued by them, wondering if they were any good. Click image for larger version

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                        • #27
                          'moose muffins;' heh.

                          I don't buy myself 'nice' things because I don't take 'collectible' care of things.

                          I use them. I take them apart and modify them. I repaint in 'non- factory' colors.
                          I swap engines, transmissions, and cut up the transmission tunnel to do so.

                          So I will ALWAYS take the 'scruffy but solid' tool if I can imagine a use for it.
                          I have at LEAST 10 1/2" wrenches- and sometimes, when I go to one or the other
                          tool box, there's not a single one in either. So I guess I 'use' them all!


                          I honestly appreciate people who can keep things 'shiny- nice'. But I don't work that way.
                          I sometimes wish I could. I REALLY wish I could train myself to put tools AWAY instead of
                          leaving them on the bench...

                          t
                          we're all a moose muffin in some way or t'other.
                          Otherwise, we wouldn't be here!

                          rusting in Seattle

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                          • #28
                            [QUOTE=Tundra Twin Track;n1982748]
                            Originally posted by Mcgyver View Post
                            Mcgyver that Hauser is real interesting and when ever I get down East would like to see your collection.I’m assuming that’s classified as a Mill.
                            It's a jig borer, both X and Y are just sitting there, V-way/flat way style (no dovetail). If you ever have to move one, resist the temptation to grab the wide part, the X, and lift....all the weight will be on the incredibly precise feedscrew.

                            A neat feature is the mechanical lead error correction. The line mark that you read the graduated dial against moves. Its connected to a spring load plunger that then follow a carefully filed profile such that lead error is compensated for. Graduated in 1/10,000 of an inch, its supposed to be that accurate over its distance. What tedium and skill went into making those plates!

                            in Toronto Ontario - where are you?

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                            • #29
                              Originally posted by challenger View Post

                              Funny. You "apologize" and stroke your ego while doing so.
                              You're a legend in your own mind. THAT is obvious.
                              Yes that's true.
                              Maybe if you liked yourself more
                              you could be a legend in your mind too.
                              For some the road is longer than for others.

                              -D
                              DZER

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                              • #30
                                Sorry, I buy tools to use. To make things. To repair things. To install things.

                                TO USE!

                                And I take back that "Sorry". I am not a bit sorry about it.
                                Paul A.
                                SE Texas

                                And if you look REAL close at an analog signal,
                                You will find that it has discrete steps.

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