Might be a big fid. I thought maybe a jeweler's ring-sizing tool, but it seems a
bit thin for that. I don't see why you rejected drawbore pin and sharpening
From: Kirk Eppler
To: Tools Old ; BA Galoots
Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 1:38 PM
Subject: Recent Find leads to a Question
Last weekend I hit a hoarders sale, and picked up an interesting CS Osborne tool
(which immediately said Leatherworking). I went to their current catalog, and
found nothing similar. But I did find a few pages of a vintage catalog with
tinsmith tools, so I need to think elsewhere too.
It is in the middle left of this picture, https://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Woodworking-
About 12" long, with the iron going through the handle. The shape of the shaft
is an irregular taper, straighter at the handle end, tapering about half way
down to a dull tip, not awl sharp. Thought sharpening steel or drawbore pin,
neither of which made sense.
Anyone have a vintage catalog, and can see if this is in there?
I found it with a nice nearly sharp Dexter knife, and left some other lip knives
behind, which is why I thought leatherworking.
Other cool finds included a set of 1080 Sargent blades in the original roll, and
a set of Ramelson turning tools IOB.
Thanks for any help on the Osborne--
Kirk Eppler in Half Moon Bay, CA, where the tools are migrating around the shop
right now, hoping to find a forever home in a cabinet instead of on the bench.
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