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Offline amecks

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Machinist tool box followed me home...
« on: May 28, 2021, 03:19:23 PM »
I was returning home yesterday morning and saw a yard sale sign and said 'what the heck' and turned up the road.  Crossed Seneca River on a one lane steel deck bridge and a few miles later saw the sign "Antiques".  Well they had a large amount of really nice stuff, some tools and at least 3 machinist tool boxes.  The first 2 I looked at were beat.  Then I looked at this one which was a few dollars more - with everything in it.  I have been wanting a full size machinist box for some time.  The drawers and mechanisms work perfectly.  It needs paint, drawer liners, a knob for the front cover and a new cam lock since it didn't come with a key.








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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2021, 05:41:54 PM »
Is it fair to say you couldn't resist?

Nice find.

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2021, 09:20:36 PM »
I think I would have carried that home too!Nice find!
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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #3 on: May 29, 2021, 06:54:13 AM »
Some of the neat things in the box...

Forsberg "Whale" No.60 hacksaw with round blade (diamond blade?)
Xcelite P5 a 5/32 hex driver with pocket clip
MW Weber Germany pliers
Ignition wrenches include 2 Powr-Kraft and 3 Superrench
OTC 1000 Grip-O-Matic puller
Next to the puller is block of gritty chalk-like material - what the heck is this?  It is soft like chalk but gritty like a sharpening stone.
Small yellow screwdriver is Bruel & Kjaer - some kind of high end electronics company
Chattilon 6 LB scale
(Sears) Companion awl
Cornwell PU-241 puller
Quick-Wedge and Vaco gripping screwdrivers
There is a long Craftsman chisel that's salvageable and a like new C-man wide blade chisel-scraper - what's that used for? Removing flooring?
Al
Jordan, NY

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #4 on: May 29, 2021, 10:06:19 AM »
...block of gritty chalk-like material - what the heck is this?  It is soft like chalk but gritty like a sharpening stone...
Soapstone?  Soapstone sticks are used in welding for marking layout, because it won't burn off when heated.

...C-man wide blade chisel-scraper - what's that used for? Removing flooring?
Let's see a better picture, and we can help speculate.

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #5 on: May 29, 2021, 11:54:02 AM »
I am not sure it needs paint. It has some character, but overall it will clean up  pretty handsome. IMHO


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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #6 on: May 29, 2021, 06:29:14 PM »
Hello, Al. Without seeing the rest of the wide chisel, I am guessing Brick Chisel. Regards, Lou
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Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #7 on: May 29, 2021, 09:21:31 PM »
Hello, Al. Without seeing the rest of the wide chisel, I am guessing Brick Chisel. Regards, Lou
My thought, too.  Or, as some sources call them, brick set.  But we need a better picture - I can't tell if there's a thin metal bit riveted on.

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #8 on: May 30, 2021, 08:29:58 AM »
Thanks Bill, I knew there was a better name for that type of chisel.  And yes, I see it now, it looks like there may be a blade attached!!





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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #9 on: May 30, 2021, 09:21:57 AM »
The white block could be pumice. It could also be a block of chalk to use for a string line instead of or prior to a chalk box.

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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #10 on: May 31, 2021, 06:10:48 PM »
Just back from a weekend at Long Lake in the Adirondacks.
skip,  I think you're right - its not that bad.  Maybe I can clean and treat the finish.  I'll try to avoid painting it.
Here's a close up of the Craftsman chisel.  Flat on the bottom - chisel edge on top side only.

It has the number 6558 (I think - hard to read).
This is the stone - I think it must be pumice as Lewill said - it is very light and abrasive feeling.  Not soapstone, not chalk.  What would be the use of a block of pumice like this?



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Re: Machinist tool box followed me home...
« Reply #11 on: May 31, 2021, 09:34:56 PM »
One-sided bevel like that, it could be a flooring chisel.  See if you can find some Craftsman catalogs and do some wandering around on the number.