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2800061 No.2800061 [Reply] [Original]

Post the oldest tool in your collection

>> No.2800070

Oldest would probably be my Picard cross-pein and it's only a couple years old. I love that hammer though. I've learned a lot in a couple short years. Bought a better straight pein this year. I love tools.

>> No.2800080
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Belonged to my grandfather.

>> No.2800081
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my oldest machine. built in give or take 1907

>> No.2800083

Surprisingly modern hydraulics. I thought everything in 1907 was using pulleys.

>> No.2800085
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another category: oldest tool you purchased or obtained. I found the pliers on the ground at my school in the 5th grade in 1966, turned them in to the office lost-and-found, and at the end of the year they let me have them.

The adjustable wrench was the first tool I bought to work on my 5 speed Schwinn Collegiate in maybe 1970.

I still use both of these, and other than destroying all the cutters on the pliers on my way to learning what hardened steel was, they both work good as new.

>> No.2800086


>> No.2800087

he ground out a screwdriver from a rat tail file?

>> No.2800096

He found it in the first house he bought as a young man. Someone made it before him.

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Maybe not the oldest, but she got character. Indestro USA 1/2” drive ratchet. Still gets some use when I feel like hammering on a ratchet. Been rebuilt sometime before the current millennium

>> No.2800109
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invented by my grandfather circa 1940's

>> No.2800111

kek looks like grandpa was on the bennies and jazz cigarettes when he came up with that little number

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Also any oldfag wanna tell me when bakelite was a thing? I have an old beam style torque wrench with a handle that doesn’t feel like any plastic I have ever felt.

>> No.2800114

hey, it works very well.

I'm tempted to refine it.

>> No.2800115
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also my grandfathers. circa early 1950's. I completely disassembled it, replaced the grease, and fixed a broken armature winding.

>> No.2800119

Man we have come so far. Would you even want to use that in the rain?

>> No.2800124

I'm just fucking with you. You should.

>> No.2800136
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These came with the commie-cars my dad used to drive in the seventies

>> No.2800139


weird. why not cдeлaнo в CCCP

>> No.2800141

Export version of Lada

>> No.2800142

I installed a 3 prong cord with the case grounded and verified that the case was electrically isolated from the line and neutral.

and also I don't think I have ever used any tool in the rain.

>> No.2800147

That proud beauty has seen some battles

>> No.2800155

Bakelite was produced from around 1910 until around WWII when other materials replaced it.

>> No.2800156

*unzips dick*

>> No.2800163
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Old 1930's snap on 3/4" drive ratchet, and a couple old hammers. The copper ended one is a Danielson and the other is a Greene and Tweed Defense hammer. I bought some brass and copper bar stock so I can machine some inserts for each end of it.

I know I have a lot of other old tools kicking around as well...

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>> No.2800168
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I'll post a link to the difference between YOUR and YOU'RE so your uneducated redneck ass can know for the next time when you need to use either of these words.


>> No.2800179
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My oldest hand-tool. Yankee Drill Model 30. Made 1914. FYI the "Yankee" Co. patent is from 1895. The socket wrench is just something interesting. No known maker or date. The 1/2 drive tang can be swapped out for a 3/8 tang. The bench grinder was my grandfather's. About 90 years old. Swapped on a new wire wheel, replaced the power cord, oiled the bearings and fuck it - I run that bitch. About .090 side to side play in the shaft bearings, but I keep'em oiled.

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The adjustable socket wrench

>> No.2800183
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Bench grinder. Wheel must have been replaced right before he died, around '56.

>> No.2800185

Did you know what he meant? Then hooray, language works! Now go aweigh.

>> No.2800193


doesn't matter, if you cannot use proper grammar, then I cannot take you serious enough to respond with advice.

>> No.2800195

Look who doesn't no how to capitalize

>> No.2800205

is it just me or is that a REALLY dumb way to lift it.

>> No.2800215
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That's cool, but I have the full set.

I believe it's the Peltmaster, from ThogCo.

>> No.2800216


my kid is sleeping so will have to take a picture in the morning.

>> No.2800229
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Got this Parker vice from the early 30s almost 10 years ago. Use it relentlessly.

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>> No.2800254

it's just you. slings on the ram is standard procedure for rigging shapers. the weight of the machine itself is trivial compared to the cutting forces it was designed for

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It was raining last night so I got a bit of shop time. Went ahead and made the brass and copper inserts for the hammer...

>> No.2800441

i have farm shit like hoes that are probably more than a century old but god knows which ones are really old and which ones are not that much

>> No.2800443

i dont doubt the ram can handle it...not sure the proper name, but the plate going into the dovetail/slot

>> No.2800483

your a newfag
Sexo. Now you just need a Jag XK120 with knock-off wire wheels to use it on.

>> No.2800487

>Post your oldest tool
Cant do that fren, this is a blue board.

>> No.2800493
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Great-grandfather's. Numbers are barely visible.

>> No.2800536

Do the inserts thread in or what? Was it originally copper and brass? Don’t see copper heads much.

>> No.2800571

use a marker to make them easier to read

>> No.2800578

no, they're press fit. copper, rawhide and brass were common. i think thors were mostly copper and rawhide.

>> No.2800579

but on closer inspection, that's not a thor. us made. even better.

>> No.2800594

Already tried that trick with some enamel, didn't do much. You can see them when the light hits it right. I thought about disassembling it and turning it into a wooden handle letter opener or something.

>> No.2800609


oldest hydrolic systems are from the 6000s bc utilizing literal water. Modern ones using oil first appeared in the early 1900s.

>> No.2800626

>Sexo. Now you just need a Jag XK120 with knock-off wire wheels to use it on.
That's what the lead hammer is for!

>Do the inserts thread in or what? Was it originally copper and brass? Don’t see copper heads much.
Press in. I think this green and tweede was originally rawhide on both ends. I bought it at the local farm tool place for $3. Then proceeded to spend an arm and leg for brass and copper shaft. Oh well I have enough left for many more inserts!

>> No.2800632

I found a dunlap wood plane in my garage. probably from the 40s or 50s. it hasn’t been used in probably 50 years. I should restore it.

>> No.2800725

>Then proceeded to spend an arm and leg for brass and copper shaft
That was the other thing I was thinking about. I was hoping you snagged some scrap chunks because copper and brass are not cheap.

What size was the stock you got and what did you pay?

>> No.2800736

Don't know for sure. Maybe an old wooden level from the second half of the 19th century. Oldest power tool is probably a dremel from the 40s.
I have my great-grandfather's try square, too. No numbers, just his initials stamped into it.

>> No.2800742

I stopped at the place selling used tools. Most of crap was outside under tents , and they slightly overpriced crap, though the sign did say price is negotiable. Owner says he's got some more inside and "don't let price shock you, every thing is negotiable". He had some planes in there, most were missing something or in bad shape. Everything priced not to sell. The only complete plane in decent shape was a Dunlap no4. He wanted $200 for a low tier Sears brand that you could, at the time, find in better condition on ebay for around $20. Not a negotiable starting point.

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>That was the other thing I was thinking about. I was hoping you snagged some scrap chunks because copper and brass are not cheap.
>What size was the stock you got and what did you pay?
I bought 1.5" diameter stock off e-bay. Not really any good places to get brass or copper around here. Eh I'll use em for more inserts or other projects someday anyhow.

>> No.2800785

>he doesn't have the original handleless scraper-knife-drill-hammer
Fucking kids these days

>> No.2800879

My Hay Budden anvil is around 100 years old. I also have a wooden foreplane that is of unknown age, but potentially older than that. Lots of my wood working hand tools are pretty damn old in general.

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not the oldest thing I have from my dad, but it's something he made in his highschool machine shop class around 1957.

as far as I know he never used it for anything. when he passed away I did some minor work on it so the handle would not unscrew, and the plastic part wasn't loose. now I use it all the time.

>> No.2801013

I would post my Grandpa but I don't want to doxx him

>> No.2801108

It would've been amazing to have grown up in the 50s and had the opportunity to take shop class and learn from an old salt.

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some pics of the shop class, my dad took the pictures so he's not in them.

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in the late 50's early 60's at his high school you could:
learn to be a machinist.
get your pilots license
learn to be an aircraft mechanic
learn to be a diesel gasoline engine mechanic

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here is a cutaway electrically powered radial engine for the aircraft mechanic class.

When I took the class the engine was still there, the teacher was still there, but we were the last class. Teacher was a cool old guy. smoked unfiltered camel cigarettes (in class). there were all sorts of interesting parts and pieces of airplanes like a P-51d canopy. the class was pretty laid back.

The teacher died in 2013 he was 91.

>> No.2801239

The US was very different before it was ruined. I too miss that world no one after can truly conceive.

>> No.2801243

yeah. my wood shop class in 7th and 8th grade taught:
wood working
some metal working
gun safety

we could even bring guns to the class to work on them (make grips or stocks).

teacher kept a civil war sharps breech loader next to his desk.

>> No.2801245

They should bring that back. I had a wood shop in my public middle school, but not the private HS. There’s a couple technical high schools that train for the trades in big cities, but most of them have become “college prep” and electives are all arts and ceramics and photo class. But these days they just want students to pass the exams and go away for a worthless liberal arts degree and all of the institutions keep getting paid.

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>my oldest tool

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same here

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My wall of old tools, the braces at the top are from 1840s to 1890s

>> No.2804304

God we need to bring back apprenticeships starting in early teens.
the modern education system is so fucked. kids spend the first 18 years of their lives spending like 8 hours a day in class, 5 days a week for 2/3s of the year and when they're done the only things they're qualified for are food service or retail.
and worst of all the really smart kids are forced to slow down to the level of everyone else.

>> No.2804328

nice, got a signed a picture of Roy Underhill

this guy woodworks

>> No.2804396

It starts at home. I make my kids watch me work on shit. My youngest helped me replace fence posts when he was 4. He didn't do anything but I still made him watch. Gardening is another thing I make them do.

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Great grandpa's old blacksmithing tools. Probably around a hundred years old. Some of the stuff is still useable

>> No.2805333

Why are you keeping them in the dirt and leaves?

>> No.2805492

>dilapidated old building
>"blacksmith" shop
>rusty tools
farmer detected.

>> No.2805647

>farmer detected.
Nah man, I'm an actual farmer and I sure as hell don't leave my tools lying around in the dirt and leaves...

>> No.2805651

We weren't really 'keeping' them there, it just happened as my great grandparents got old and moved out and no one could take care of the barn anymore.

>> No.2805659

So that was as you found them then? Please tell me you gathered them up and have been cleaning them up/restoring them, and using them properly.