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Old 12-16-2018, 12:13 PM   #41
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The bad news is, after you left, they spent the rest of the morning trying to find the trigger on that hacksaw.
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We got a motor years ago and it didnt have a keyway. Old guy went to his truck and came back with a tool rool of chisels.
I sat and watched him cut the keyway by hand. Never seen metal being cut like wood and he made it look so easy
That is a first for me. How was he able to do it? On site?
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Old 12-16-2018, 02:40 PM   #42
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That is a first for me. How was he able to do it? On site?
He jammed the fan so the motor didn't turn then marked the shaft and just went to carving the keyway. He said he worked as a tool and die man for ford before switching trades and becoming a electrician. I never thought about the days before cnc machining centers how they made the press tools.

Old boy loved to drink (even on the job) and his retirement party was legendary. 2 days later his wife came to work to break the news that he passed away. Said that he would have been happy as he had no idea what to do after retirement and suggested we bring a bottle to the funeral.

He taught me a lot but he was a salty old sod that wouldn't put up with crap of a youngster. Always remember him setting a cup full of water on a vice then making me cut a 1" keystock by hand. If you spill a drop you reset the cup and start a new cut. It was his way of teaching that slow and steady beats fast and rough.
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When you needed to drill a hole and no power was available for your corded drill, and battery drills had not been invented yet.
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When you needed to drill a hole and no power was available for your corded drill, and battery drills had not been invented yet.
Ratchet type. You must have come from rich blood.
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I vaguely remember my dad using a brace and bit to drill holes when I was kid. I can't ever remember using one except to just try it out.
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I still have a brace and bit set as well as a expansive bit that belonged to my dad. There is a set of mortising chisles that you use to cut in mortise locks in doors in the basement.

I am a caveman and I am proud of it. As a matter of fact I just reactivated a old Triplett 310 with the ammeter attachment .

I have built more continuity testers than I can count on my fingers for my self and other people through out the 40+ years.
When I build them I put then in a box more than likely a Hoffman box without knockouts . For my buzzer I use a 28 VDC Sonalert .The Sonalert is not that loud but the 2900 HZ tone is loud enough that you can here it over most ambient noise. For a power source I use 3, 9 volt batteries in series.
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Has anyone ever seen a chain driven celling drill ?
I used to work for a guy that was a inspector for the Rating Bureau in the late 40's to the late 60's. He said that when he started the the residental electricians would use a drill that was mounted on a piece of conduit. It had a large wheel that you spun by pulling on a chain that drove a auger bit. He said that it it worked quite well .

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When you needed to drill a hole and no power was available for your corded drill, and battery drills had not been invented yet.
And this is why there are 2-4 K&T circuits in a circa 1910 house, even though it is 8000 sq. ft.

I have one, bought it at a garage sale just to have one.
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Ratchet type. You must have come from rich blood.

It belonged to my dad... we even had a wringer washer on the front porch.
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My old man wouldnt let us kids use power tools in case we broke them so we used the bit and brace to build go carts or we used a red hot poker and burnt the holes.
He wasnt bothered if we got hurt just dont damadge the tools.

Still have a scar on my left finger where i learnt as a 6 year old not to use the side of your finger as a hand saw guide and a small scar on my right hand where he stuck me with a knife for handing it to him blade first.( might have been accidentally but i never repeated the mistake to find out)
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This one belonged to my Father-in-Law. He gave it to me around 1970. No manufacturer's name stamped on it... just says, "Made in U.S.A."
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My old man wouldnt let us kids use power tools in case we broke them so we used the bit and brace to build go carts or we used a red hot poker and burnt the holes.
He wasnt bothered if we got hurt just dont damadge the tools.

Still have a scar on my left finger where i learnt as a 6 year old not to use the side of your finger as a hand saw guide and a small scar on my right hand where he stuck me with a knife for handing it to him blade first.( might have been accidentally but i never repeated the mistake to find out)
I had Uncles that 'taught' lessons like your dad.
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This one belonged to my Father-in-Law. He gave it to me around 1970. No manufacturer's name stamped on it... just says, "Made in U.S.A."
The info on the side of the level is all that is necessary, try to find that now!
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The info on the side of the level is all that is necessary, try to find that now!
Here you go!

https://sktools.com/content/sktools/...de-in-usa.html
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