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#1 jpackard56 OFFLINE  

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 09:18 AM

Well the surgeons have deemed that I can tinker some around home. No heavy lifting, straining, no dust---ya, you see my problem. A gallon of milk is my lift limit. Well went out to the shop anyway and wow it was real obvious that with the "new eyes" they've installed 

I "see" that my shop needs lights, LOTS more than it has. So, I did some figuring and searching through my scrap I mean "invintory" and came up with some rigid conduit and boxes that needed put to use. Which required some threading. Got out the pipe vise and threader and viola ! I love using tools older than me that still work just like they were designed. Oh, by the way my youngest was "hovering" over me spying for mom and he said "geezes Dad I've seen that thing hanging in there by the compressor but I never new what it was for"

Priceless...good tools, spending time with one of the boys passing on time tested mechanical know-how :thumbs:

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Posted October 06, 2015 - 09:59 AM

I'm with you, I love the old quality tools that last a life time and more.  My in-laws have been cleaning out their closest and sheds because they know they are going to have to down size.  My FIL has been giving me a lot of his tool boxes and and just boxes with stuff in it.  I've been finding all kinds of old tools from by gone eras.  Pretty cool!


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 11:52 AM

Agree with you 100% about old tools. Old stuff in general, I'd say is more the rule, than exception. I'm guessing you had eye surgery, very  glad to hear you're healing well :wave:


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 12:11 PM

I'm pretty sure that pipe threader is heavier than a gallon of milk.    Mommmmm!!!


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 02:11 PM

I'm pretty sure that pipe threader is heavier than a gallon of milk.    Mommmmm!!!

 

It's sure gotta be close if not beyond!  But then how can he test weigh an item without picking it up?  :smilewink:   Be careful Jim, but enjoy yourself now that you can.


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 05:02 PM

Glad you were able to have some fun today! I used to have a set like that back when!


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Posted October 06, 2015 - 06:27 PM

It's sure gotta be close if not beyond! But then how can he test weigh an item without picking it up? :smilewink: Be careful Jim, but enjoy yourself now that you can.

Having threaded a lot of pipe with a set of cutters like that, I know it is more of a workout than lifting a gallon of milk.
Enjoy your time in the shop, but Be careful,we do not want a relapse.

Edited by JD DANNELS, October 06, 2015 - 06:28 PM.

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Posted October 30, 2015 - 07:38 PM

This old tool box been staring me down for months. Today it was offered at $10,, and for anther $2 two very well loved Vixen files. Closer inspection and some gun wash revealed this brass tag in the "trunk"

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Posted October 31, 2015 - 01:24 AM

I have all my dad's old tools, pipe threader included. Yup, his weighs more than a gallon of milk and kind of awkward to handle besides. Take care!
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Posted October 31, 2015 - 10:52 AM

That if pretty cool, Jazz.



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Posted November 14, 2015 - 11:02 AM

That if pretty cool, Jazz.

That is a fact  :thumbs:



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Posted November 14, 2015 - 11:48 AM

   Cool, never seen a set of pipe dies like that. I buy old tools whenever I can but one of the troubles around here are the wall hanger people, they buy the nice old tools for more than they are worth just to hang it on the shed wall :wallbanging:  be careful and don't work to hard.

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Posted November 21, 2015 - 03:17 PM

I have a pipe threader set like that, but is is a Craftsman.  It was my grandfather's.



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Posted November 21, 2015 - 04:18 PM

You are doing it old school the only way to do some things , and for me i feel better when i do that way. OLD SCHOOL. But be careful you are on the " lite duty".

 

 

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Posted November 22, 2015 - 06:14 AM

These are actually cast iron cobblers trays,,, I seasoned them and wife put them to work.

 

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Edited by Jazz, November 22, 2015 - 06:15 AM.





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