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262176 Thomas Conroy 2017‑04‑17 Re: Recent Find leads to a Question
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
steel.
Tom

      From: Kirk Eppler 
 To: Tools Old ; BA Galoots  
 Sent: Monday, April 17, 2017 1:38 PM
 Subject: Recent Find leads to a Question
   
Hey gang
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-
Tools/i-SmGJxW8

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.
ht
tps://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Woodworking-Tools/i-nwJxKK5

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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