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Offline hudmond

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Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« on: March 13, 2017, 01:44:20 PM »
I know very little about these I believe the one is a molding plane tool of some sort but I'm not sure if it's missing a piece or if I just don't know how to use it. If it is missing a piece identifying the tool would be helpful so I could try to find a replacement part for it. The other tool I have no idea of it's use or name it appears to have small metal barbs on it and you can adjust the distance between the barbs using the knob. Thanks in advance for any information. :) Photos are attached.

Offline lptools

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2017, 02:38:57 PM »
Hello, And welcome to Tool Talk. The second one is a Mortising Gage, with brass trim/hardware, very nice!! The first one leads me to guess that it may be an attachment for a motor driven moulding machine? The cutters , I am guessing, should be in pairs. Regards, Lou

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2017, 02:59:13 PM »
Thanks I just figured out it was a mortise tool from poking around on these forums. :) I am still unsure on the other piece though if it was for a motor driven machine it doesn't seem to be here anymore, trying to find an example of it online

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2017, 03:26:50 PM »
And, even if you had the machine those cutters went to, you might not want to run it - it looks unbalanced and more than a bit scary.

But, yes, nice mortise gauge.

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #4 on: March 13, 2017, 03:51:09 PM »
2 blade dado / moulding head

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #5 on: March 13, 2017, 07:41:55 PM »
thanks for the welcome and all the great info everyone, is it possible the moulding bits were used in a tablesaw originally?

Offline john k

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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2017, 06:01:29 AM »
From the size, probably from a large and older shaper, see things of this type over on OWWM,  guys restoring old power machines there that weigh tons.
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Re: Some antique tools I'd like to id and possibly use
« Reply #7 on: March 14, 2017, 08:16:21 AM »
thanks for the welcome and all the great info everyone, is it possible the moulding bits were used in a tablesaw originally?
Yes.