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  1. 6 hours ago, davo727 said:

    Cleveland TX at the truck stop on 59 today. I should have taken a pic. Mexican road trains gassing up. One was a f150 flat towing another f150 that had a tundra behind it on a 2 wheel dolly.  3 other similar combinations at the other pumps. No lic plates on anything. 

    Were they headed into or out of Mexico?

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  2. 19 hours ago, just Dave said:

    Here are a couple old Craftsmen, one with V the other is older I think, no chrome on it and it has a CI in two places on this side. I wonder if that is meaningful .    
    IMG_1015.thumb.jpeg.b21a07a29757fc678a0cfe7628c6cac3.jpeg       The next three all USA; Vlchek,and Utica came from Dad and the Ampco 8” spark-proof was a buck at a sale!


    The CI code identifies tools made by Billings. Billings was the earliest producer of Craftsman tools. CI code started in 1933 or so.

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  3. 2 hours ago, bitty said:


    I'd try to rehabilitate it by removing the weld and getting new guts to install from Wright if possible. Lightly sandblast where you grind the surface flat and machine the guts away? I wouldn't toss it away until trying to do something like that. 

    Sucks no matter what the outcome is at this point 

    x3  I would have lost it if someone did that to a tool of mine. What was he trying to do-remove a left hand thread lug nut?

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  4. In regard to the Craftsman tools there is an identifier letter on the other side which relates to who made it at least on the older ones. The "v" marked are sought after. They were very thin and strong. Made by Moore Drop Forging of Springfield Mass.

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  5. Armstrong tools are good. Might be related to Williams. Lots of information on old tools at a online place called Alloy Artifacts. I have some Hinsdale tools from the teens or 20's. Some of that early stuff is a little light for the job or weaker than the later alloy steel tools. All the long gone US stuff is good for the most part, particularly the industrial grade.

  6. Here is the photo of the 200lb post vise. I finally got out to where it is as I needed to get something for the antique truck and tractor show this weekend at the Owls Head transportation museum. The weight doesn't include the stand. I haven't weighed the whole thing. The weight is just shy of 200 as my homemade lower leg is a length that suits me rather than an exact duplicate of the missing original. Jaws are just under 8" wide.

    200 lb vise.jpg

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