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Collector / Vintage / Antique / Re: Bell System Hammer
« Last post by jwitt on Today at 08:05:24 PM »

That is an unusual oil can.  From the looks of it, it was user modified.  I'm pretty sure it did not come from the OEM looking that way.

No it wasn't home made, stamped Bell System. The wooden piece was made to slide into a pole. There was a 20' or so lanyard attached so it could be operated from the ground. I don't know maybe to lube for pulling cable.
Brought a good price on Ebay when I sold it

Heavy Shop Equipment / Re: Bandsaw Project
« Last post by goodfellow on Today at 07:16:15 PM »
+2 on this saw being a true gem under all that dirt and rust.  Clean it, paint it, and lube it, and you'll have a saw to pass down to your grandkids. Ellis was/is one of the heavy hitters in the high end bandsaw market. Once refurbished, that saw will be the "cat's a$$".
Heavy Shop Equipment / Re: Bandsaw Project
« Last post by brslk on Today at 07:02:48 PM »
Those are great saws. I never see them come up for a decent price.
I think you did pretty good.
Storage Solutions / Re: Another old Huot
« Last post by brslk on Today at 06:57:31 PM »
It's pretty cool. Someone will buy it.
Storage Solutions / Re: The Ridiculous Craigslist Toolbox Thread
« Last post by brslk on Today at 06:56:43 PM »
Beautiful box!
If I had more money than brains, I'd buy it.
Unfortunately I don't.
Finally got to install the inner fender liners -- glad I had ordered those cheap ebay clip kits, because without them those liners would have been a real pain.

While I was installing the liners, my "supervisor" who was visiting for the Memorial Day weekend, mentioned that I better check the brakes because "they didn't look right". Sure enough the pads had worn down to a point where they needed to be replaced. So after a trip to the parts store we have new brakes on this jalopy.

Last two things to do on this job is to install the new airbag (which according to the USPS tracking system should arrive early next week), and to recharge the AC system. It has been holding a vacuum for over a week, and should be OK once the airbag is installed and the car is roadworthy again.
A couple of Brazil sets. Perhaps from the 1930s or 40s. The tools appear to be identical in both sets, however there are no maker identifications on any of the tools. The box with the smooth paint appears to come from a different city than the box with the wrinkle paint job... shrugx

Couldn't get my head wrapped around the double drive end extension until I discovered the removable drive plug in the slider

He's been shopping on the darknet.
Where the hell do you keep coming up with all these brand new cool as hell vintage sets?

Guess you didn't know that there's a whole black market underground trading type of thing for this stuff. By circumstance, I just happen to be the Kingpin at the moment.....well, at least until someone takes me out...grinx
Storage Solutions / Re: The Ridiculous Craigslist Toolbox Thread
« Last post by slip knot on Today at 05:46:28 PM »
That gave me a headache just trying to figure out what he was asking for it?
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