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griff

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old tools
« on: March 12, 2010, 15:11 »

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BostonInbred

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Re: old tools
« Reply #1 on: March 12, 2010, 18:29 »
Cant beat old tools.

For a start, they were made from  steel that actually had some temper and density to it, rather than the melted down Volkswagen Polo's that modern tools are made from.

I use a set of wood turning chisels that are stamped "Norris 1936".  Ive had to sharpen them twice in ten years, the steel is so fine and hard. Similarly, i have a set of pre war Rolls Royce spanners, they ring like a bell if you strike them.

The finest post war tools are made of armour plate from sunken battleships.

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dorimower

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Re: old tools
« Reply #2 on: March 12, 2010, 19:28 »

....and there was me thinking that it was recycled Rustin Metros that were used for modern tools. ;)

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Trillium

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Re: old tools
« Reply #3 on: March 12, 2010, 19:47 »
Lovely set of tools, griff. Wish I could find a few like that.



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