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Offline international3414

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twisted tools for what
« on: November 03, 2019, 02:03:08 PM »
the nice one is about 8" long,i think i knew at one time what these are but????????????...,.,,TIA

Offline Bill Houghton

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Re: twisted tools for what
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2019, 07:21:50 AM »
They look like scratch awls made in high school metal shop; but just speculatin'

Offline oldgoaly

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Re: twisted tools for what
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2019, 07:52:34 AM »
Could they be repurposed auger bits? by a would be blacksmith?
A bunch of pics (4200+) of tools and project in our shoppe
https://www.facebook.com/187845251266156/photos/?tab=albums

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Re: twisted tools for what
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2019, 09:06:04 AM »
They look like scratch awls made in high school metal shop; but just speculatin'
I have a small shop-made hammer made from two sizes of steel stock with that same twist and loop on the end.  Dated 1945.  Use it all the time.
9" overall.  Head is drilled and peened over.  7/8" by 1 11/16".  All parts are dimpled to give it a pleasing appearance.
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Offline JoeCB

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Re: twisted tools for what
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2019, 10:15:54 AM »
Like Bill H said … beginning blacksmith class project. Learn how to heat, bend a loop, do a decorative twist, taper to a point. Then harden and temper.

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Offline international3414

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Re: twisted tools for what
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2019, 12:29:28 PM »
ok thanks...back about 50 years ago or so,we had wood working shop,7th and 8 th grade....seems now days,no more...according to my grandson......................dam i'm feeling old :cry: