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    Interesting tool

    I get a woodworking newsletter and on it today they had a "What is it" tool.

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    When you think you have it figured out click on here for the full description.

    http://www.leevalley.com/us/newslett...0/whatisit.htm



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    Man, I wish I could file like that.

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    Looks like a homemade round ball cherry for making a round ball mold. But I am guessing without being able to look at the tool itself and what steel is used. james

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    Very interesting read. It is crude by today's CNC standards, but who ever made one of those cherries was a true craftsman of the day. I am not no where, any where that good, but I do enjoy working with my hands. Thanks for posting this.
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    Well, there goes my guess of it being a powered nose hair removal tool!Robert

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    Robert: that's what I thought too!

    On another note: the text says no CNC or 3D printer could make that part, and I have to call BS to that assertion.

    They are being made by CNC Tool Grinding machines every day, and in every shape known to man. Not only that but they could be made in .001 increments to the original. In fact they could be made to EXACTLY duplicate the original in the picture including all Rust Pits and everything or in the original form as well before the rust pits.

    There is very little that was done that can't be done as well or better now. That doesn't mean that we should discount the Old Ways as they can be useful, and if we get EMP'd we will probably need a lot of them to survive our instantaneous reintroduction to life in the 19th Century!

    IF you think of the Library at Alexandria,, If it had not been burned by idiots trying to erase the past, we would probably be enjoying interstellar space travel now, instead of searching for a cure for cancer, which they probably had 3000 years ago.

    Once again we are seeing fools trying to erase history in Virginia and NC by removing statues of Lee. And this happens everytime a new power takes over. They always seem to want to rewrite History so they don't look as bad.

    They are all fools and we have plenty of them right here in the US ! Resist!!!! the idiots!!!

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    Dental tool. I figured it was too easy to be a cherry. laughs on me.

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    Nifty, I figured it had something to do with removing material around that round shape . Not a machinist/wood worker at all here obviously!
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    Not a cherry; nowhere near enough chip clearance.

    Come on Randy, jump to the most obvious conclusion. It's just a round burr. Indented flat could have been for a setscrew that kept it from backing out of the holder.

    Might have been used in the old hand crank egg beater type drill.
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    From the shank of the tool it appears to made to use in a hand brace type of carpenters drill.

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    very, very cool.

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    The old ways still work. Can you believe 19 minutes to checker a stock?

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    If it can't be made with cnc or similar, how come we have them from teensy to whatever size a guy wants for dremels and die grinders. I would think some of mine are so small it would be close to impossible for a very good blacksmith to make, and if he could it would be cost prohibitive.

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    I don't know about their claims, but I love that company. I've been buying from them for over 30 years and have never gotten any adds but a catalog - no e-mail junk or endless mailings. I'll still buy from them when they have something I need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    The old ways still work. Can you believe 19 minutes to checker a stock?


    I don’t think that was her first time.
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    The Pewter Pictures and Hallmarks thread:
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    I remember back in the summer of 1863, the old blacksmith had one................

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    When they say it can't be replaced by printers and machines they are talking about the skill it took to make that item in it's original day, in a shop that most likely didn't have electricity, much less computer equipment... I've owned old guns made by old gunsmiths, and I've owned new guns made by machines. Yeah the machines can make a gun, that don't mean it compares with what an old knowledgeable gunsmith was able to do. Same thing with knives made by smiths in a forge IMHO.

    I've got a pair of brown, not quite rusty, old IRON pliers that are probably older than my great grandfather's first diaper. You couldn't replace them with a metric ton of "new and improved machine made" whatever... Not with me anyway...

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    Toby Bridges at Dixie use to turn out cherries like that in no time. As to not enough chip clearance depends on how often you clean it. If it is a dental burr it will still make a cherry for casting shot! I think Iposted a couple years ago about my 1" square mould for casting #6 shot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EDG View Post
    The old ways still work. Can you believe 19 minutes to checker a stock?

    When I checkered my 788 I had just over 100 hrs.
    in the layout and checkering alone. That gal is incredible.
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