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Wrench Forum / Re: Dunlap tools
« Last post by Jim C. on Today at 06:24:32 PM »
Thanks Gibsontool,

That set of wrenches was an eBay find.  A seller that I like to buy from had them up for auction a few years back.  I was the only bidder and shipping was free.  The price was right and their condition was better than average.  I was really attracted to the deep offset boxes.  I didn’t have a set like that and thought they’d be worth having around. 

Jim C.
Wrench Forum / Re: Dunlap tools
« Last post by gibsontool on Today at 04:54:10 PM »
Nice looking set of wrenches Jim.
Daily Quote / Quote of the Day 8-18-2019
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 03:14:54 PM »
When you get older, you learn certain life lessons. You apply that wisdom, and suddenly you say, 'Hey, I've got a new lease on this thing. So let's go.'
Robert Redford
Woodworking Forum / Re: Stanley Rule and Level folding rule
« Last post by Bill Houghton on Today at 02:49:11 PM »
If it's oil, try slathering mineral spirits all over it and then burying it in cheap (non-clumping) kitty litter, repeating as needed until you've got as much as you can from it.

If that's a boxwood rule, it probably won't take long; boxwood is pretty dense/not porous.
Wrench Forum / Re: Dunlap tools
« Last post by Jim C. on Today at 02:28:35 PM »
Here's my one and only set of Dunlap wrenches......

Jim C.
Wrench Forum / Re: Craftsman wrench set from France.
« Last post by Jim C. on Today at 02:04:29 PM »
It's not too often that I can actually respond to one of coolford's posts with positive content and a little interesting information too.  The Facom made, Sears /Craftsman branded, angle socket wrenches were offered in Sears catalogs from about 1994 to 1996.  They were also available in the their department stores as well as their hardware stores.  Full retail was $75 per set.  I remember seeing these at my local Sears store around the time they came out, and thinking they'd be nice to have......but not for $75.  Based on my situation at the time, I just couldn't justify buying either the SAE or metic set.  Every time I went to Sears, I'd stroll through the tool isles, maybe buy something, and usually check out those wrenches.  The funny thing is that every time I saw those wrench sets, there were plenty on hand.  They were either flying off the hooks and they kept restocking them, or they couldn't give them away.  One or the other.  Eventually, after looking at them for almost two years, I asked one of the sales associates what was up with those wrenches.  Well, it was the latter.  The wrenches just weren't selling.  He also told me, kinda on the "down low," that they'd be going on sale pretty soon and to check back every couple of weeks because the price would keep dropping until they were gone.  I took his his advise and checked back every week or so.  After a few months they were priced at $25 per set.  (See the price reduction stickers in the second photo below.)  By the time they hit $25 per set there weren't too many left so I bought a set of each, SAE and metric.

The wrenches themselves seem to be pretty well made and I'd say the overall quality is very good.  That being said, even after I got them, I rarely used them.  While they're handy and their design is unique, I still found myself reaching for my standard DBE, DOE and combo wrenches.  I'm not even sure why, but I hardly used them, and now that they're sort of collectible, they never come out of the drawer....except for pictures. 

Jim C.     
Woodworking Forum / Re: Stanley Rule and Level folding rule
« Last post by Jimmy Joiner on Today at 01:29:33 PM »
Hello Northwoods, I’ve used Barkeepers friend on my folding rules with reasonable results, just gently for the results I want, which is top layer of grime off whilst retaining some patina. I’m not sure with oil though. I’m impressed with your American BKFriend, it’s very fine grit.
What's-It Forum / Re: Bonney USA 27020
« Last post by Bill Houghton on Today at 01:20:32 PM »
Didn't GM run a oil pump shaft with a slot to the distributor for a few years? This would be to pre-oil the engine before start up.Fords were a hex shaft, Chrysler?
If memory serves, Studebaker did, in the Champion motor.
Wrench Forum / Re: Stevens Walden oblong drive socket sets
« Last post by Jim C. on Today at 12:08:08 PM »
Hey coolford,

Yet another informative post!  You might very well have the most comprehensive Walden collection out there in the tool collecting world.  I can say with confidence that I’ve not seen an oblong drive socket set, Walden or otherwise, that I can recall.  Unfortunately, like I’ve said so many other times after you’ve posted tools from your fantastic collection, I have nothing of value to add to the topic.  All I can do is sit on the sideline and try to learn a thing or two.  Thanks for giving us a look at what are probably some very scarce tools.

Jim C.
Farm Implement Wrenches and Tools / Massive auction
« Last post by gibsontool on Today at 07:50:19 AM »
Hey Guys and gals, there is a big online auction happening in Ridgefield Washington. It's a massive collection of tractors,
equipment, tools etc etc being sold off for a recently deceased collector named Alan Schurman. The auctioneer is Aumann auction based in Illinois. It's sure worth a look,I don't know if site visits are still being allowed, nobody is answering their phones today. I'm in the area so I'll try to go and have a look.
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