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


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).

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

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