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Forum topic by Belowme360 posted 01-15-2021 07:26 PM 586 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Belowme360

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01-15-2021 07:26 PM

I found a set of Buxton wood carving tools at a yard sale and this was in the box. Anyone know what it is used for as I’m new to the scene. Thanks for any information. It’s metal and of different widths if that helps.


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kaerlighedsbamsen

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#1 posted 01-15-2021 07:38 PM

Those are feeler gauges. Is used to determine the size of small gaps, often in automotive work

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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987Ron

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#2 posted 01-15-2021 07:39 PM

Kind of looks like feeler gauges. Are the blades thin? Can you find any numbers on the blades like .010 ,020 30 etc.? Just a guess.

-- It's not a mistake it's a design opportunity

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SMP

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#3 posted 01-15-2021 08:01 PM

Yep feeler gauges. Optical illusion of the seat cushion makes some look toothed.

I use the for automotive work but also for machine setup, ie leveling jointer tables etc.

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#4 posted 01-15-2021 08:13 PM

If the numbers are worn off it is not much good as a feeler gauge but they can make for some good shims in their second life. Probably the most common use is setting spark plug gap distance but are handy in the shop too.

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#5 posted 01-15-2021 08:18 PM

Steel wool the carrier and see what brand – might be Starrett.

-- Bstrom

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SMP

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#6 posted 01-15-2021 08:26 PM



If the numbers are worn off it is not much good as a feeler gauge but they can make for some good shims in their second life. Probably the most common use is setting spark plug gap distance but are handy in the shop too.

- controlfreak

Way too thin for spark plug gap. I use them more for valve clearances, checking tolerances on heads, etc. They do make good shims for shimming planer tables though

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bugradx2

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#7 posted 01-15-2021 08:53 PM

those are handy if you’re really trying to dial in your jointer. You can use them to get a reading on the height of the fence or a flat stock from the bed

-- The only thing not measured in my shop is time

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Phil32

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#8 posted 01-15-2021 11:35 PM

Show us the Buxton woodcarving tools. Don’t they still make wallets?

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit in.

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#9 posted 01-16-2021 01:39 AM

Way too thin for spark plug gap. I use them more for valve clearances, checking tolerances on heads, etc. They do make good shims for shimming planer tables though

- SMP

Stack them for gapping plugs. Easy peasy.

-- Darrel

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Belowme360

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#10 posted 01-16-2021 02:55 AM

Thanks for the helpful information.

As requested here is the set I picked up for 2 bucks.

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Phil32

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#11 posted 01-16-2021 04:32 PM

The carving tools appear to be little used, which has been the experience of many of us who bought similar sets. You also got a wooden handled glass cutter.

-- Phil Allin - There are woodworkers and people who collect woodworking tools. The woodworkers have a chair to sit in.

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JamieSharp

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#12 posted 01-21-2021 11:32 AM

Yea those look like the common sets of wood carving tools you’ll find for a buck or two new. TBH they might be worth more used if someone took the time to sharpen them properly.

-- Jamie Sharp, Knife maker: http://www.Jamie-Sharp.com

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