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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #134618

Nothing unusual really.



You know, the normal stuff.
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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #134619

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Yep, pretty standard as dungeons go.
Got all that + nipple clamps. :broon:
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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #135671

Spent some time working on the TF again today, and as I had the space I dug out one of the boxes of tools that belong to my dad. Here are some of the mysterious items I found.
So what are they and how are they used?






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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #135673

Ah, wooden case of slip blocks, before digital electronic days, used by engineering inspection departments along with feeler gauge to determine gap sizes usually kept if a master set in the companys 'Standards Room' rather than shopfloor inspection areas.

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David's items are all for his fetish!

Argen's Items are:
Wad punches, used for making holes in stuff like gasket material they are held on the gasket ans stuck with a hammer.

An old fashioned scribe height gauge, a marking out tool used on a surface plate the point is set to the desired height of the item to be marked, the item is placed on the surface plate adjacent to the height gauge and the tip of the scribe is used to scratch a mark into the item.

And yes slip blocks(or sometimes called gauge blocks) used as described, and also used in the toolroom to check calibrations of instruments.
Complete gauge block sets still bring good $$$$ (££££)
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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #135749

The top pics are tools for cutting holes in leather?
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Name That Tool! 8 years 8 months ago #136049

Hi. The top one is a hole punch effectively. Used for cutting holes in leather or in this case sheet metal. It's often called a swage although strictly speaking a swage was originally a die or pattern cutting tool.

The pointy thing on a stand is used to mark a height line. Normally used on a setting table and in conjunction with a height gauge. Normally you would set the measurement with a precision height gauge and then use this tool to mark out the job. Often used in batch production where you would mark the same measurement on several jobs.

The last is a box of slip gauges. These used to be very expensive items and checked regularly against reference standards. They are used in a toolroom/machine workshop for very accurate checking e.g. micrometers, sine bars, height gauges etc.

It would seem that your Father or, someone in your family was involved in machine tool engineering or possibly a tool maker as these tools appear to have been well used. The slip gauges would still be useful to you for checking precise measurements e.g. vernier gauges, or as mentioned micrometers etc. If you do your own engine work you can use them to check the accuracy of your own measuring tooling. Internal bore gauges to check for ovality, wear etc., in the engine. Cylinder head, end float and so on.

Hope this helps...... :beer:
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Name That Tool! 8 years 1 month ago #146781

they look like early forms of spring compressors.

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Name That Tool! 5 years 3 months ago #177814

or engineers clamps

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