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Forum topic by repeters posted 03-09-2017 10:46 PM 1625 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-09-2017 10:46 PM

I found these tools at a local Goodwill and they appear to be small turning tools. They came as they are in the pictures with no handle or any markings to identify who made them so I can’t look up replacement parts.
They are about 2” or so long with a grove above a tiny pin.
Does anyone recognize these and maybe know where I can find a handle for them?

-- Pete B.

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#1 posted 03-09-2017 10:55 PM

“Photo not found” – don’t know what you need. You may have to turn your own handles.

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#2 posted 03-09-2017 11:46 PM

Photo ?

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#3 posted 03-10-2017 12:50 AM

I am morally opposed to putting handles on cats no matter how much hilarity may insue.

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#4 posted 03-10-2017 04:03 AM

Mini Turning Tools - 1 photo Mini_Turning_Tools 1_zpsazvvwfbj.jpg

-- Pete B.

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#5 posted 03-10-2017 04:04 AM

Sorry, I did put this up before but they must have dropped out.

-- Pete B.

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#6 posted 03-10-2017 04:05 AM

 photo Mini_Turning_Tools 2_zpsbgxzuonb.jpg

-- Pete B.

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#7 posted 03-10-2017 04:08 AM

Those are NOT turning tools.

I don’t know what they are, but they are not tools that were intended to be handled and used on a lathe.

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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#8 posted 03-10-2017 12:45 PM

Chrome plated? If they are they weren’t meant to be sharpened and they probably aren’t tool steel. Tools for pottery aren’t that fancy. I’m stumped, but someone will know.

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#9 posted 03-10-2017 12:46 PM

I think they are tips for a small air chisel of some sort. I agree with TheDane…not to be used on a lathe.

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#10 posted 03-10-2017 12:55 PM

Looks like pot metal. I do not know what they are, maybe some masonry scrapers, but judging by the cheap metal, it is most likely just some junk.

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#11 posted 03-10-2017 12:56 PM

Agree with Bruyet – air chisel tips.

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#12 posted 03-10-2017 01:27 PM

Definitely air chisel tips.
You can see the usual curved V tool in the last picture, the one for running up nails and such.
And they look to be low end – chromed to hide cheap steel. My set for my air chisel is hardened steel and that matte dark almost black steel color.
The slot in each one might be where the keeper spring went to keep it in the tool as it was pushed back and forth by the air, although it seems to be rather close to the end of the tool on most of them.

-- Tsunami Guitars and Custom Woodworking, Cleveland, TN

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#13 posted 03-10-2017 02:09 PM

Thanks everyone. You are correct that they are chrome plated and cheap. I paid $.25 for them just because I was curious as to what they were.
Having been an auto mechanic for over 55 years, it never occurred to me that they were air chisels. I have a set of air chisels that I bought back in the 60’s and now that I look at these, they do look like them only way, way smaller and more delicate. Maybe these were for a jeweler?
Anyway, thanks again for all the feedback.

-- Pete B.

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#14 posted 03-10-2017 05:14 PM

Just a thought ?
You might be able to find a “multi bit handle”, the jaws MAY open wide enough to hold these for hand carving !

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#15 posted 03-10-2017 06:21 PM

Don’t waste your time looking for a “multi bit handle” those are junk, just toss em.

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