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    Ahh thanks Ian, I really meant 3km /L, I'm not...

    Ahh thanks Ian, I really meant 3km /L, I'm not looking forward to getting old.
    The Louisville carried a concrete agitator which was driven by a petrol engine so the truck engine wasn't running all...
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    The lead screw being ground off probably means...

    The lead screw being ground off probably means they've been re-purposed from a hand operated machine to motorised. Has the top one got a pin holding the bit in the taper?

    Cheers,
    Geoff
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    I'm with you Chief, when I was working my truck...

    I'm with you Chief, when I was working my truck used 3 L/Km, the tank held 210 L so calculations were very easy. In the case of my first truck, a 1976 Ford Louisville, the fuel gauge didn't work so I...
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    My petrol fired Land Cruiser is a gas-guzzler.

    My petrol fired Land Cruiser is a gas-guzzler.
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    Sorry about coming in a bit late on this one, I...

    Sorry about coming in a bit late on this one, I missed it at the time. When Stanley bought Chapman, apart from their braces, they were also making planes and I believe they were the Acorn brand. Did...
  6. Thanks Crowie.

    You inspired me Crowie, to make a block spinner toy for our Granddaughter and I've just finished it. I made it like a road train but her parents can decide how many trailers she can manage at one...
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    Cripes no Kryn he wasn't THAT rude.

    Cripes no Kryn he wasn't THAT rude.
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    The hammer has been used for a throwing weight to...

    The hammer has been used for a throwing weight to get a rope over a branch to hang the camping shower off.
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    Digressing even further, apologies in advance....

    Digressing even further, apologies in advance. I've had this Geologists Hammer for over 40 years and have always thought it was by Estwing but there is no branding visible. When I got it the leather...
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    Good one Kryn. In relation to rule #1, I was...

    Good one Kryn. In relation to rule #1, I was working at this place and a fellow I'd previously worked with came in looking for a job, he asked me if I'd put in a good word for him with the boss,...
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    When I retired 13 years ago I was 103kg (years of...

    When I retired 13 years ago I was 103kg (years of sitting in a truck) within months I'd got that down to 89kg and my doctor still reckoned at 5'11" I was obese. Since then I hover between 89 - 92kg. ...
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    Obesity epidemic.

    Now that ex PM Tony Abbott has gone from politics I'd like to raise a point regarding the journalistic rabble. They tell us that Australia is in the grip of an obesity epidemic with our young people...
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    Hi Ian, My 1937 McPhersons catalogue has an...

    Hi Ian,
    My 1937 McPhersons catalogue has an advert for Eduard Engels brace and bits on a card titled "The Australian Eleven". I couldn't resist adding a photo of an Engels brace, they're fairly...
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    Hey Dougsshed that tatt' is a real beaut, I had...

    Hey Dougsshed that tatt' is a real beaut, I had always said that when I went bald I'd get a tattoo of a flock of rabbits on my scone, from a distance they'd look like hares. Though bald now for years...
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    Hi Gaza, In R. A. Salaman's book, Directory of...

    Hi Gaza,
    In R. A. Salaman's book, Directory of Woodworking Tools, page 83, he says "Bit, Rimer (Reamer, Rymer, Rhymer, Rinder or Roomer Bit) A tapering blade which is either square, half round, half...
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    Thanks Hiroller, it looks like that's that then. ...

    Thanks Hiroller, it looks like that's that then.
    In my digging I did find a patent not shown in DATAMP which is for an earlier version of George Stetsons Twist-Drill Clearing machine. US patent...
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    Thanks Hiroller, I use DATAMP a lot, it is a very...

    Thanks Hiroller, I use DATAMP a lot, it is a very handy resource but is reliant on contributors adding new information as it comes to light. That's why I was surprised not to find the patent on...
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    Well what can I say Mike, as a certified Brace...

    Well what can I say Mike, as a certified Brace Fanatic I watched your video and am happy that the brace you butchered was a common Stanley No 78 and not some older, scarcer and more collectable...
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    Morse taper bits.

    In recent research on Morse taper bits I came across this five year old thread so thought now's a good time to revive it.
    The square tapered bit mentioned previously is, as far as I can find,...
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    I love the way that runs. I think you need to...

    I love the way that runs. I think you need to turn the leading end of the spring out a little or grind a chamfer to avoid it cutting the gear wheel once it's under load.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Slothman, the group you refer to as the WA Hand...

    Slothman, the group you refer to as the WA Hand Tools Association is in reality The Hand Tool Preservation Society of WA (Inc) Our member Peter would be the helpful gent you had a chat with. On his...
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    Thanks chaps, The bits are 1" so I guess you're...

    Thanks chaps,
    The bits are 1" so I guess you're right Malb, after all it is by the SASH Mortising Co. I opened it up and, as Kryn said, there are gears and the difficulty of making a replacement are...
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    Mortising Tool

    Hi all,
    I've had this lock mortising tool for a long time. It's by the Grand Rapids Sash Pulley Co, and is supposed to have three bits, two of which are left handed and one right. As you can see one...
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    Having the suspicion that one of my Scotch braces...

    Having the suspicion that one of my Scotch braces may have a modified head I decided to pull it apart for a look. This is by Thomson of Glasgow a maker I know nothing about. Pics 6 & 7 show that the...
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    Hi Colin, This appears to me to be an...

    Hi Colin,
    This appears to me to be an interesting, neatly done, repair to the old Scotch brace. I particularly like the trouble that the repairer has gone to to lay the row of indents around the...
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    Paul, I should have mentioned that I know...

    Paul, I should have mentioned that I know absolutely nothing about planes, but along with CT's comments I am wondering about the reason for the upper half of each side of the front of the plane being...
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    Hi Pete, I wouldn't mind a photo of the brace...

    Hi Pete,
    I wouldn't mind a photo of the brace too if you're able.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Go to a hardware shop and buy a hose-clamp of the...

    Go to a hardware shop and buy a hose-clamp of the appropriate diameter and fasten it around the cracked dowel.
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    Nice cleanup job Mike. Is that a brand label on...

    Nice cleanup job Mike. Is that a brand label on the handle that might tell you who made it? I suppose having the helical gears means that more than one pair of teeth are engaged, therefore making it...
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    Hi SparkG, I'm pretty sure I've never seen a...

    Hi SparkG,
    I'm pretty sure I've never seen a tapered thread like that, how would it even work? A lot of the old tool makers used their own thread design, your best bet might be to find someone with...
  31. A bit of an update. I tried to get some advice...

    A bit of an update.
    I tried to get some advice from Telstra NBN and gave up.
    Since I've started using Google Patents I think that is actually better than the US patent site that I was using. I've...
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    A few years ago a friend of mine took his...

    A few years ago a friend of mine took his girlfriend out on his boat fishing on a nice warm summers day. He caught a couple of good size Mackerel and she got a Pink Snapper............
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    Hearing loss.

    My younger son came for a visit the other day and told me he's having problems with his hearing. He went to see an audiologist and was asked to describe the symptoms. He said "Well, there's Homer a...
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    My 1931 Heinrich Boker catalogue lists seven hand...

    My 1931 Heinrich Boker catalogue lists seven hand drills, all straight cut gears rather than bevelled according to the illustrations.
  35. Ha ha thanks poundy, as I said I'm easily...

    Ha ha thanks poundy, as I said I'm easily confused but not only that, I find if I spend too long at the computer I start getting frustrated to get outside. When I was a young bloke and the boss would...
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    Mike, that's a nice little drill, never seen one...

    Mike, that's a nice little drill, never seen one like it before, I imagine it would be smoother and quieter to use. Know who made it?
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
  37. Hi poundy, thanks for the time you've put into...

    Hi poundy,
    thanks for the time you've put into this but it's leaving me more confused than ever. What I've done in the meantime is removed the USPTO from my shortcuts. As an interim measure I've...
  38. Hi poundy, when I click on the link it opens in...

    Hi poundy, when I click on the link it opens in Nero as a black page with a small red cross in the centre?
    Adam, I'll give Telstra a call later when I've got a couple of spare hours. I've got to go...
  39. Hi Adam, I'm using Google chrome and have been...

    Hi Adam,
    I'm using Google chrome and have been using the US Patent office site for years researching tool patents. If you can access it ok then that tells me it's something wrong my end as opposed...
  40. confusing terms and computer jargon and easily confused user.

    Hi all,
    When I'm researching US patents this is my usual go to: https://www.uspto.gov/patents-application-process/search-patents
    I scroll down to here and open:

    View Patent Full-Page Images
    ...
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    What about looking into an A frame tow bar on the...

    What about looking into an A frame tow bar on the front of his ute and a tail light board?
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    I'll have a quickie please.

    Two old mates Geoff and Kryn were on the turps at the local pub and decided to order a feed. After perusing the menu Geoff said to the barmaid "I'll have a quickie please" Surprised the young lady...
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    Well may it be an old one Trew, but it made me...

    Well may it be an old one Trew, but it made me smile as it did when I first heard it. There is a first time for everything and just because you and I have heard it before doesn't mean that everyone...
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    I'll look forward to seeing the result Mike....

    I'll look forward to seeing the result Mike.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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    Mike, it should be feasible to cut a brace down...

    Mike, it should be feasible to cut a brace down and reweld it, probably modify one that has steel handle retainers rather than lead. I've attached a photo of a Holt whimble I bought on eBay a few...
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    Mike, I was sure it was a Stanley but there you...

    Mike, I was sure it was a Stanley but there you go, you can't win them all, I've never come across the Samson brand. I found one similar to your "unmarked fellow' in my spare parts/unknown pile which...
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    I gave my two Forstners a run, the one without...

    I gave my two Forstners a run, the one without centre point went well, the other not so good. From the look and feel of the edges I can tell no difference in sharpness. Even with a 3mm pilot hole the...
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    Hello Andy, I think the chimney logo may be EMIR...

    Hello Andy,
    I think the chimney logo may be EMIR and I think I can see Sheffield.
    Perhaps try the candle soot trick below to get a clearer image.
    ...
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    The original Forstner bit (22 Sept' 1874 US...

    The original Forstner bit (22 Sept' 1874 US Patent 155148) didn't have a centre point and as far as I know they are still being made like that. The attached photo shows both styles, though the photo...
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    Hi Smoj, Swap meet at Northam this Sunday,...

    Hi Smoj,
    Swap meet at Northam this Sunday, you'll probably find some cheap woodies tools there.
    Cheers,
    Geoff.
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