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What's-It Forum / Re: Stumped on these
« Last post by p_toad on Today at 06:32:42 PM »
i'm going with the 3 sided scraper.   i have an old shorty (like those) and a much longer one i got from a neighbor's yard sale that is probably 8 or 9 inches long (not including handle).
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What's-It Forum / Re: Chuck?
« Last post by Lewill2 on Today at 05:27:38 PM »
It reminds me of a Jacobs style tap chuck that has a clamp system similar to that to capture the square heads on taps. It also has a lower chuck section that captures the body of the tap.
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Daily Quote / Quote of the Day 12-3-2020
« Last post by Papaw on Today at 04:24:20 PM »
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If you don't know where you are going, any road will get you there.

Lewis Carroll
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What's-It Forum / Re: Stumped on these
« Last post by lptools on Today at 04:13:51 PM »
I believe traditional bearing  scrapers are curved, and 2-sided. Not that a 3-sided scraper couldn't be used for bearings!!
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What's-It Forum / Re: Stumped on these
« Last post by Analog on Today at 04:05:45 PM »
My thought on these would be bearing scrapers.
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What's-It Forum / Re: Stumped on these
« Last post by lptools on Today at 02:19:29 PM »
Those are 3 Edge Scrapers, or Machinist's 3-sided Scraper. Most that I have were found in Machinist's tool boxes, for de-burring holes, edges, or, flat surfaces on metal.
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What's-It Forum / Re: Stumped on these
« Last post by oldgoaly on Today at 02:16:44 PM »
could it be inside  small hole deburring tool?
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What's-It Forum / Stumped on these
« Last post by coolford on Today at 02:10:06 PM »
These were in a box lot and thought they were files at first.  However, the triangle shape has sharp edges and a point but no teeth on the edges or sides.  Even more confusing is the one with a wood handle has a Nicholson, warrented, USA mark.  What are they and how used?
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What's-It Forum / Re: Chuck?
« Last post by coolford on Today at 02:02:34 PM »
They made brace wrenches for braces with a 4-sided tang to turn them into speed wrenches.  I have about 50 of them by different makers including a full set by Billings.
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What's-It Forum / Re: Chuck?
« Last post by Bill Houghton on Today at 01:48:37 PM »
Whenever a tapered shank item...surfaces it comes home with me, provided the price is low.
It is amazing the range of items that used to be chucked in braces (and breast drills, which were available with tapered-shank chucks, actually a better chuck design for a heavy-duty drill like a breast drill than a hand-tightened three-jaw chuck).  I recall asking an auto shop instructor once why no one was making (then) an adapter to fit braces, so you could use them like a speed wrench; his reaction was, in essence, "braces are carpenter's things."  I now know that he had no idea of the history of his trade, since a lot of automotive tools were made to fit braces.  I've got a valve-lapping tool for a brace, for the older valve designs that had two holes in the face of the valve for two pins on the tool that turned the head around to lap it to the seat.
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