My parents were antique dealers. It is the authentic wear-and-tear of actual use that gives classic things their value.
One of my best investments was buying a half-dozen Grade 70 chains. I take daily pleasure from using them, secure in knowing they will hold.
"Put down the torch, back away from the steel, and no one gets hurt..."
Let me get this straight - this is to replace the parts you started the...
Tie rod end remover. The original 'pickle fork.'
Sure, that's what I do. But will they hold against a cheater?
Won't help, because the eccentrics will rotate.
IIRC, they are all right-hand thread. And a great item for Never-Seize.
But it is confusing because the eccentrics operate in opposition. Left...
My thought too, but dang it is heavy-duty!
The forked, or notched, tip is intriguing. Doesn't appear to be sharpened. Its function would seem to be key to this mystery.
So heavy-duty it...
Hand forged socket, so it's quite old.
Reminds me of a tree-seedling planting "dibble", or perhaps a very heavy duty dandelion or thistle lifter....
This guy is near me. One of my ancestors built the first sawmill in Salem NH in the 1600s, a few miles away.
I totally applaud your creativity, and the quality of your work, and the independent sprit of doing things for yourself rather than buying a...
Ahem. You do know, do you not, that all this has been done before by others? They invented something we call "the sawmill."
"Full Throttle and F- It!"
How about both? Can't hurt.
Me, I'd just start the engine and hold a file against the shaft. You (being better at rocket surgery) could probably rig a lath tool holder.
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