Featured Interesting tools seen on Eboo

Discussion in 'Tools' started by springfld.arsenal, Jan 9, 2022.

  1. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Saw these on Eboo, screensaved some pictures.
    1. Mr. Casey’s sine bar cheater. I determined it was made for use with a 5” sine bar, because the 30 degree side is 2.5 in. Long. One pic shows a commercial version “Oakland.” No idea who Casey was, but I’m pretty sure his gauge predates the Oakland patent. No idea if Casey invented this or just copied someone else’s design. I did buy this one, but mostly I just look.

    2. I’m not sure there are enough holes in this angle plate : c ). I’d be interested but it has an ugly weld repair and I have no confidence in the squareness of it now.


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    3. Here’s a vee-block with a very unusual stirrup. I’m pretty sure no stock secured in that block will come loose. Most vee-block stirrups I see look like riding stirrups; this one looks like a bit of overkill. John Morris has shared 3 photos with you!


    John Morris has shared 3 photos with you!

    4. I’m trying to determine what firm used the logo shown on this, Whatzit, gear caliper? I bought this too because I’ve always wanted a gear tooth caliper, so I hope it really is one. John Morris has shared 3 photos with you!

    5. Tips to those new to EBay buying: If you really want some particular item, you pretty much must set up a snipe bid to get it. I use the “Auctionsniper” service. My bid goes in automatically 3 sec. before auction close. Since EBay online bidding only “takes” enough of your maximum to win, you can put in a very high number and not worry, it’ll just beat everybody who was inexperienced enough to put in low bids. Also, if the seller invites offers, always make a lower offer than his price, about 1/2 my offers are accepted or at least get a money-saving counteroffer. If the seller does not have “make offer” on his item, I make one anyway via the “contact seller” link. Some of these are accepted, some get counteroffer, and maybe 1/2 are ignored by seller. Always look at the shipping cost quoted in the auction. Saw a nice sizeable angle plate I wanted but shipping quoted was $149., more than the item cost. Passed on that one.
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  2. all_fakes

    all_fakes Well-Known Member

    A clarification for new bidders - on the not worry part:
    That assumes nobody else does the same thing.
    Yes, if you put a $5000 bid on an item worth $50, you are likely going to win, and won't pay more than $50 if the next-highest bid is $40.
    But if somebody else decides to put in a "very high" bid at $4900, you could end up paying around $5000 for that $50 item.
    Experienced bidders know this, and won't put in an outrageously high bid of course.
    But my own policy is to be aware of this possible pitfall; and even if I really really wanted that $50 item, my own "very high" bid would probably only be around $100, not $5000. Via some snipe service, of course. And would probably win at around $60, so I wouldn't pay the full $100.
    Good advice on the "offers" by the way.
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  3. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Yup. Yesterday a sort of expensive item popped up that I hadn’t planned nor budgeted for. After trying an offer on the seller, which they politely rejected, I paid their Buyitnow price. I wanted 3 much less expensive things that were all in auctions closing that day. I had to pare down my max bid on each somewhat just to make sure I didn’t go broke if the bidding went near my max. Lost all 3! But I’m only crying about one, a one-of-a-kind lathe tool I’ll never see again. (Cited from: https://www.antiquers.com/threads/interesting-tools-seen-on-eboo.68067/)
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  4. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    Sorry you lost that Spring. :(
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  5. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    Here’s the one I missed and regretted, 3 3/8” wide at the box part. I asked my local machinists club to see if they could identify its function. I’ll share if they do. https://www.flickr.com/photos/189102681@N07/shares/2JhS16

    yeah I know what you’re thinking, “only Spring could love THAT!” : c )
  6. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    What do you think it does?
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  7. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    It may be an articulated patheticator.
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  8. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    And just what is that? I found nothing on Google sir.
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  9. springfld.arsenal

    springfld.arsenal Store: http://www.springfieldarsenal.net/

    (Nose gets longer). Well this represents such advanced technology Google hasn’t caught up yet!

    ‘Sry Books, I just don’t know so I made up a silly name.

    but the rectangular cross-section shank on it looks just like one you’d clamp into a lathe’s tool post. If that’s correct then the four “cutters” would put four equidistant grooves in some rotating object. Wild guess.
  10. Bookahtoo

    Bookahtoo Moderator Moderator

    You love it because of its possibilities.
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  11. Firemandk

    Firemandk Well-Known Member

    I once dug one out of an old diverticulated ersatz three handled family grudunza bag ( made of genuine artificial simulated Naugahyde ...damn good thing we didn't hunt those Nauga's to extinction ! )
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