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Offline moparthug

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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #15 on: June 20, 2018, 10:50:43 AM »
I am, and always will be, an amateur tool collector. I will never attend one of the big Midwest tool auctions, my local newspaper will never run a personal interest story about my collection, I am a very small fish in a very big ocean. My specialty it seems, is saving old hand tools from scrap metal yards. I buy them for fifty cents a pound, clean them, oil them, and 4 out of 5 times I have no idea what I just bought. Half the fun I get out of tool collecting is showing pics of them here on this site and asking the Tool Gods (you know who you are) what do I have? Sometimes it's a simple answer, odd pliers for trimming glass, an unusual looking automotive body hammer, but every now and then I'll show off a new find and the Tool Gods will take notice of this mere mortal. So when I ask a question I appreciate each and every response, even if it's wrong, because that furthers the discussion and helps narrow down the search parameters. So to everyone reading this, thank you for putting up with me and my rust addiction.  :grin:
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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #16 on: June 20, 2018, 11:51:51 AM »
No problem at all. We have all made wrong guesses at times, and I agree that our knowledge grows with each post about a tool.
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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #17 on: June 20, 2018, 01:36:11 PM »
All thoughts are important if they are serious. You don't learn by not looking into it more. My questioning was not intended to be anything more than a question. Probably because I don't use the silly little face things they, (My comments), get taken out of context more often than not. We all better be learning something new every day on this stuff. I know I learn a lot more each day, just wish I could remember it 2 days later still...lol

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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #18 on: June 20, 2018, 02:22:35 PM »
Even though feeling a little bit out of place here, I appreciate all the kind things mentioned and making the new guys on the block feel warm and welcome.  I feel better now. 
I really enjoy reading all of the comments made about wrenches I never knew existed.  Mr too, still learning.
The biggest thing that comes to mind to me is all of the wrenches my Pawpaw had back when he was alive and us grand kids played with as kids.  To this day, I have no clue what happened to them, the old ones that was.  Sure brings back sweet memories.

Oh, if you want to know anything about machine shop stuff, give me a holler, I thrive on it.  I go by 4GSR on MG, if and when it comes back up.  And on some of the other sites out there.

Now back to learning about old wrenches.

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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #19 on: June 20, 2018, 06:46:30 PM »
Hello, Ken. I do hope the sites that are down will come back up soon!!! The upside of the downtime is the input from new/old members!!!!! Regards, Lou
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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #20 on: July 28, 2018, 08:32:07 PM »
This big wrench just followed me home from my local scrap metal yard, now that I have it cleaned up and oiled I'd like to know what it was originally used for. I'm guessing a 2-1/2 inch nut is going to be for a tractor or some farm implement. It's 18 inches long and 4-1/2 pounds. The marking on the handle of 39IN didn't turn up anything on a basic Google search, except for a bunch of 39 inch long things like shovel handles and such. No other markings on it. It has a good bend to the handle that looks original, and no signs of it being hit with a hammer or abused.

It's been 50+ years since I called on local railroad shops to sell them pneumatic tools-however something tells me that they used wrenches similuar to those for torqueing I think they called them "Gland Nuts" on Loco's???   Mind does not work as well as it used to!   Loco's have some very large fastners-the RR shops all had 1 1/2" drive Impact wrenches=3/4" dr. was the norm.
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Re: Pulled out of the scrap metal bin
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2018, 07:19:49 AM »
About its use:  I was thinking construction.
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