Jump to content

Recommended Posts

I bought a job lot of tools from a surgical instrument making firm, including an anvil and some cool hammers and weird bottom stamps/dies.

Interesting stuff. One of the things I like about the hammers is the rectangular eye. For some reason some tools have rectangular eyes- carpenters' hammers, adzes, some hoes, and I'm sure a few other things, including sheffield forgers' hammers. Anyway, I think it's a great idea, if only because making a rectangular drift is so very very much easier than an oval one.

Here are some photos. Sorry to use Instagram links, it's the most convenient way for me to share photos;

 

  • Like 2
Link to post
Share on other sites

WOW........jealousy is an understatement. The best part is you have tooling for the anvil. I need to make some tooling for my anvil. I just don't know how to go about making the dovetail. I know its probably easier than I think. Would it be possible to get a picture of one of the toolings dovetail to get an idea of how to go about it?

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow!  It looks like you have at least 6 guillotine tools in that lot plus that set of dies for making a spiral textured handle looks interesting.  That's a lot more than a cutlers anvil.

Doug

  • Like 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Jeremy Blohm said:

 I just don't know how to go about making the dovetail. I know its probably easier than I think. Would it be possible to get a picture of one of the toolings dovetail to get an idea of how to go about it?

I will try and remember to do that. Seems both male and female dovetails are tapered. The male dovetail in the tooling is minimal, and seems to have been made rough and ready in house, though I can't quite work out how yet. 

  • Thanks 1
Link to post
Share on other sites
47 minutes ago, SteveShimanek said:

Maybe traction for a rawhide mallet? Wouldn't want any oopses on the nose job....:blink:

Ha ha! I'd better wash my hands first too! 

Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
×
×
  • Create New...