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    I used to enjoy watching one of the workers in my dads boat building factory while he did the initial shaping of the balsa surfboards using a draw knife. Started off with three 6 x 4 lengths of balsa glued together and finished up with a nicely shaped fiberglass covered surfboard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Well for $4 you have a bit of history albeit an unknown one. Where will you find another one? They aren't made anymore.

    I had a look at another brace (a more modern one that I actually purchased after my Dad passed away) that was tucked away in the shed. I see what you mean about the Tapered Square, I had forgotten that. The bit was clamped in by a threaded ring nut which wound up & down & gripping the shank.

    This also had a Ratchet movement, both directions. Brand..... STANLEY.
    This is the type I am familiar with. I have about three of these; they turn up in boxes of stuff I bought at clearing sales because of other things in the box!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JDNSW View Post
    This is the type I am familiar with. I have about three of these; they turn up in boxes of stuff I bought at clearing sales because of other things in the box!
    I probably have 4 or 5 including my Dad's one. Most, if not all, are Stanley. They turn up at markets for a few dollars

    I have drill bits from my Dad, some I purchased in the UK years ago and a couple of rolls of drills picked up at trash & treasure markets. Some I've had to throw because they are beyond re-sharpening due to rust.

    I've also collected a few 'eggbeater' drills including a large 2-speed chest drill. I took a small 'eggbeater' drill to work some years back and I got the comment "what the bloody hell is that..." my reply was "a cordless drill...." my colleague started to reply, stopped and then accepted that it was 'a cordless drill'.

    We maybe need a thread on woodworking tools because I have 30-40 planes including moulding planes unusual Stanley planes, plough planes, an early Norris (trash & treasure market) etc. etc........


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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I probably have 4 or 5 including my Dad's one. Most, if not all, are Stanley. They turn up at markets for a few dollars

    I have drill bits from my Dad, some I purchased in the UK years ago and a couple of rolls of drills picked up at trash & treasure markets. Some I've had to throw because they are beyond re-sharpening due to rust.

    I've also collected a few 'eggbeater' drills including a large 2-speed chest drill. I took a small 'eggbeater' drill to work some years back and I got the comment "what the bloody hell is that..." my reply was "a cordless drill...." my colleague started to reply, stopped and then accepted that it was 'a cordless drill'.

    We maybe need a thread on woodworking tools because I have 30-40 planes including moulding planes unusual Stanley planes, plough planes, an early Norris (trash & treasure market) etc. etc........


    Colin

    Got any B737s & A380s in your box of tricks?

    The Chest Drill as I recall had provision to be fitted to a normal Pedestal Frame.

    Egg beaters were all we had in days of yore.

    No Rotary drills for masonry, brick etc.

    Just hand bashed Percussion drills bit of various sizes.

    Ah, the good old days, eh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Got any B737s & A380s in your box of tricks?
    I haven't been able to get the back of the shed for a while so maybe.....I look next time I get a minute.

    A mate & I went to an airfield in Lincolnshire in the UK many years back to bid on a number of English Electric Lightning's. Disappointing because they removed the engines, ejector seat & instruments before disposal, plus it was something like a 200 hour job to remove the wings for transport by road so most buyers used demo saws.
    They did have a twin seater flying round while we were there and using full reheat on takeoff. Not really required but I think they were just showing off !
    I have a heap of photos somewhere.


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    The next door neighbour of a bloke on a UK LR Forum restored a Harrier Jump Jet & got it running. Couldn't fly it out so believe it went by road.

    His next doors did a video of the test run in the bloke's back garden. Wot a bloody racket!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I haven't been able to get the back of the shed for a while so maybe.....I look next time I get a minute.

    A mate & I went to an airfield in Lincolnshire in the UK many years back to bid on a number of English Electric Lightning's. Disappointing because they removed the engines, ejector seat & instruments before disposal, plus it was something like a 200 hour job to remove the wings for transport by road so most buyers used demo saws.
    They did have a twin seater flying round while we were there and using full reheat on takeoff. Not really required but I think they were just showing off !
    I have a heap of photos somewhere.


    Colin

    Didn't that woolly headed bastard Clakson buy one of those for his front Garden?

    I seem to recall his 'er indoors got in the act & told him to get rid. I remember him getting it bogged in the mud when trying to position it.


    Laugh, I thought I was going to have an Apoplectic fit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gromit View Post
    I haven't been able to get the back of the shed for a while so maybe.....I look next time I get a minute.

    A mate & I went to an airfield in Lincolnshire in the UK many years back to bid on a number of English Electric Lightning's. Disappointing because they removed the engines, ejector seat & instruments before disposal, plus it was something like a 200 hour job to remove the wings for transport by road so most buyers used demo saws.
    They did have a twin seater flying round while we were there and using full reheat on takeoff. Not really required but I think they were just showing off !
    I have a heap of photos somewhere.


    Colin

    Didn't that woolly headed bastard Clakson buy one of those for his front Garden?

    I seem to recall his 'er indoors got in the act & told him to get rid. I remember him getting it bogged in the mud & snow when trying to position it.


    Laugh, I thought I was going to have an Apoplectic fit.

    Bugger, so good it was worth repeating. Not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4bee View Post
    Didn't that woolly headed bastard Clakson buy one of those for his front Garden?

    I seem to recall his 'er indoors got in the act & told him to get rid. I remember him getting it bogged in the mud when trying to position it.


    Laugh, I thought I was going to have an Apoplectic fit.
    Council made him remove it despite his claim it was a 'leaf blower' !

    Here's someone else with one in his garden.
    YouTube

    I spotted a Land Rover driving past at one point.


    Colin
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    they are a bloody ugly thing on the ground, yet look great in the air.

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