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262173 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2017‑04‑17 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,
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tps://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.

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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.
262174 Ed Minch <ruby1638@a...> 2017‑04‑17 Re: Recent Find leads to a Question
Osborne also makes many rope working tools and I thought fid or marlinspike.
Searching for that I can’t find this exact tool.  Give us some information on
that cool little hand saw a couple of pictures later.

Ed Minch
262175 Phil Schempf <philschempf@g...> 2017‑04‑17 Re: Recent Find leads to a Question
Kirk -
I believe that's a carpet awl -

https://ia601508.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/23/items/
CSOsborneCatalogue11/CS%20Osborne%20Catalogue%2011_jp2.zip&file=CS%20Osborne%20C
atalogue%2011_jp2/CS%20Osborne%20Catalogue%2011_0030.jp2&scale=4&rotate=0

-or-

http://tinyurl.com/l8ojmwh

Phil
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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262177 Kirk Eppler <eppler.kirk@g...> 2017‑04‑18 Re: Recent Find leads to a Question
On Mon, Apr 17, 2017 at 2:49 PM, Phil Schempf  wrote:

I believe that's a carpet awl -
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> > https://ia601508.us.archive.org/BookReader/BookReaderImages.php?zip=/23/<
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> items/CSOsborneCatalogue11/CS%20Osborne%20Catalogue%2011_
> jp2.zip&file=CS%20Osborne%20Catalogue%2011_jp2/CS%
> 20Osborne%20Catalogue%2011_0030.jp2&scale=4&rotate=0
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> -or-
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> http://tinyurl.com/l8ojmwh
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>
> Hey gang

Thanks to Don and Phil who popped in with the Osborne catalog cut
suggesting this is a #310 carpet awl.  What that is specifically used for
will be determined later.  The dimensions are just a hair off, closer to
3/8 than 5/16 diameter, and short of the 12" overall, but really close to
the 7-1/2" blade length.
An added bonus was Phil's archive.org link.  There are a whole bunch of new
tool catalogs, uploaded by Mark Stansbury of Foley Filer fame.

https://archive.org/detail
s/@mark_stansbury

On the question from Tom of why not a Sharpening steel or Drawbore pin, the
handle didn't seem right.  Both usually have long grips to allow lateral
strength.  With the bulbous handle on this, Awl seemed like the right
choice, in-line strength, just the wrong size.

On Ed's questions about the panel saw.  Not much to say right now that
isn't in the caption, except I don't know its age (yet).
ht
tps://kirkhmb.smugmug.com/Woodworking/Woodworking-Tools/i-DLckkSd

There are no Clean Cut hand saws in my 1935 catalog, but there are cross
cut saws, coping saws, etc. I have an image from what I believe is a 1920
or 1925 catalog, where there is a #70 panel saw 16" (4 nuts full sized,
only three here) that matches the handle shape, carving and notch details.
Even comes in only 10PPI.

Thanks for the guidance, as always.
-- 
Kirk Eppler in HMB, who made a stand (catch basin) for the salt and pepper
grinders, and remembered why projects take me so dang
long....................

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