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Going Through Some Of Dad's Tools...

Discussion in 'The Tool Shed' started by william_cj3b, Apr 13, 2019.

  1. Apr 13, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    Yesterday I went out to the warehouse where I have dad's car and some of his tools stored. I found some interesting things...

    A very heavy duty hub puller. The lead screw is nearly double the size of the ones on modern pullers I've seen.
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    This strange contraption. The base has 2" pipe thread inside it. Update - These are stoves for heating inner tube patches.
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    These are two of about 20 different pairs of tin snips/shears. Big, little, medium, right-hand, left-hand, curved, offset...
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    Old school piston ring pliers.
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    Piston ring groove cleaner.
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    Bonus points if you can name these next tools and their purpose...
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  2. Apr 13, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    Anyone know what these are?

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  3. Apr 13, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    One of my great-grandfather's tool boxes. He built this and all of his other boxes, tool trays, etc. This one has random stuff in it, mostly not his carpentry tools. He was a carpenter for the L&N railroad in Montgomery until the 1929 stock market crash. The union was on strike when the crash occurred. The RR locked everyone out.

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  4. Apr 13, 2019
    Dave B

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    1st item looks to be brake spring pliers-- but the 2nd item, the locking coil-spring clamp gizmo ???
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    1967 CJ5A

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    I am curious about the "strange contraption" because I inherited several of those too!
     
  6. Apr 13, 2019
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    They are "stoves" for heat vulcanizing inner tube patches.
     
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    Yes, I would have called it a press for inner tube patching
     
  8. Apr 13, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    Thanks! Noted in OP.

    Found a video. Unfortunately the only video I could find since the guy that made it has a very limited mastery of vocabulary. Not family or work friendly...
     
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    The C-clamp device looks like a valve spring compressor. The next tools are brake spring pliers, as shown above, and the slide-locking device is a wheel cylinder holder to keep the pistons in place while the brake shoes are off.
    -Donny
     
  10. May 10, 2019
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    The spring thing with the slider looks like a wheel cylinder clamp to hold the pistons in when doing brakes.
     
  11. May 12, 2019
    CHUGALUG

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    If any of you find any LEFT HAND tin snips (not the compound Aviation shears)they are very very much in demand by modern Sht metal workers. AS NO ONE HAS MADE THEM SINCE WWII

    Because during WWII so many women worked in the Aircraft factories and other factories that made stuff from Sheet metal Wiess and a couple of the other tool companies started making LEFT HAND tin snips as at that time a good proportion of women were left handed and did not have the strength to use off hand snips. At the end of the war the companies quit making them and then swore they never did. My dad had a complete set of Snips and Brakes for sheet metal work and tried numerous times over his nearly 30 year stint as a sht metal worker to replace them. He contacted the companies directly ans was told NOPE WE NEVER MADE THOSE. While dad was standing there on the phone with the tool with their name on it in his hand.

    I was so pissed when his second wife had to have his tool box and cheated me out of those tools. Just thought I would add to the conversation.
     
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  12. May 21, 2019
    Greevesman

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    Years ago a girlfriends father passed away. She and her sister went thru all his stuff and found a very nice wooden toolbox in the basement.
    They didn't want to damage the box which was locked so they got a locksmith to open it.
    It contained his porn collection.:shock:
     
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  13. May 22, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    I was helping a friend clean out his uncle's house in TN years ago. We were working on the basement when we realized the footprint of the house was bigger than the basement. After some searching we found the secret door to the 'play' room.
     
  14. May 22, 2019
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    Wow, this thread took a weird turn. :lol:
     
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  16. May 22, 2019
    Dave Deyton

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    I got my wife's grandfather's inner tube vulcanizing clamp. Repaired a whole lot of bicycle inner tubes for the kids.

    Can't get the patches anymore, I've use up all of his supplies. Keep the vise on the door. Don't like the glue on patches.

    They don't work nearly as well. I guess if I was to keep my eyes in the vise while lighting the patch, I could get hurt.
    Now those patches are not available anymore, thanks for protecting me so well (Sarcasm).

    Dave
     
  17. May 22, 2019
    Dave Deyton

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    I watched the video. I never used the mineral Spirits, the kit came with a little tool to rough up the rubber.
    I especially like how he lit it off with the top off of the mineral spirits a foot away from the fire.
    When I did those the patch looked smooth when I took it out not all bumpy like his. I wonder if the mineral spirits caused that?


    Dave
     
  18. May 22, 2019
    william_cj3b

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    I stepped out as soon as I realized what the room was. "His family, he can go through it" was what I was thinking. He told me later on that he went through the room to look for valuables, then sealed the room back up and sold the house. I bet the new owners were surprised!
     
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