What are these tools?

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What are these tools?

Post by Rod_outbak » 11 Dec 2018, 12:12 pm

Folks,

In amongst a selection of reamers in the old gunroom, I came upon a tin box with these 'tools' in them.

Could someone tell me what they are used for?
I'm assuming something to do with machining?
I know Grandfather was pretty mad-keen on his newly re-built lathe just before he died, but I have no idea what they are.

Cheers,

Rod.
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Re: What are these tools?

Post by SillyWetTas » 11 Dec 2018, 12:21 pm

The first 4 are small hole gauges, used with a micrometer.
The last 3 are high speed steel , the first one is ground to use as a cutting tool for use in a lathe, the last 2 are blanks that have not been ground ( sharpened).
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Re: What are these tools?

Post by bigrich » 11 Dec 2018, 4:31 pm

geez, that was easy rod. lots of cluey people on this forum :drinks: :thumbsup:
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Re: What are these tools?

Post by Gaznazdiak » 11 Dec 2018, 6:21 pm

That's actually the most frequently asked question from people after their first time watching Parliament Question Time.
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Re: What are these tools?

Post by No1Mk3 » 12 Dec 2018, 7:05 am

Lay odds that small turning tool is actually HCS rather than HSS, as for the HSS, don't often see T1 these days, mostly see M2. Still good stuff, but I would think they have been in Grandads tin for a while now. Those bore gauges would be very useful for checking muzzle wear in rifles and handguns depending on their size range, Cheers.
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Re: What are these tools?

Post by bigrich » 12 Dec 2018, 7:49 am

Gaznazdiak wrote:That's actually the most frequently asked question from people after their first time watching Parliament Question Time.


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