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Digindeep

Tools

tools we used to use concave and convex spokeshaves...rebate planes...
sadly now locked away...ain't seen the light of day for many a year...
cost an absolute fortune in their day.....now for better or worse supper seeded by routers....Must say a damn sight more accurate, quicker and easier to use....so what tools, do you not use now ...but were so usefull when you started out in the world?

Whats now locked away in your attic shed ect?
bodger

A Silage knife Pliars for putting clips in pigs noses, things like that
Digindeep

Augers...brace and bits ..hand drills...all now fast bits..an' battery drills...

the list is endless in my trade....'ow its all changed in the past ffff**** 'ew
years    

diamond bladed wet cutters Electric (water & elecy Huh!!!!)..
Seabird

A treadle sewing machine. The bases are all pub tables now, but one would still be very useful when we have a spate of power cuts.
Bazzer

Brain and Mental Arithmatic instead of Calculators and Computers.
French Curves.
Colour Matching inks by eye instead of the Pantone Matching System.
BarryK

Rawl plug tools that you had to bang in with a big, FO Hammer, whilst rotating the tool half a revolution for each blow.

AND, that awful black fabric electrical tape - I think it was called blackley tape, certainly made a black sticky mess of everything you wanted to insulate.

lizzie44

Ha Barry K you have just  taken me back 40 years and reminded me of my mother sticking my bedroom carpet down with that black tape - it made a horrible mess and everything got stuck to it! God knows what adhesive was in it but it was very very sticky. Love Lizzie
Gareth

Bazzer wrote:
Brain and Mental Arithmatic instead of Calculators and Computers.
French Curves.
Colour Matching inks by eye instead of the Pantone Matching System.



I still use French and flexible curves, along with pencils, rules, protractor, set squares, dividers, and compass when doing design work. I find that a drawing efficently evolves naturally when using these items, rather than having to worry about what; tool. icon. short cut, etc,  to drag down when using CAD
bodger

As long as 6" nails never go out of date, then I'll be fine.  Oh damn ! I suppose they are metric now.
Bazzer

So why can you buy 2x2 by the metre
Digindeep

yesterday I purchaced 8'x4' sheet of exterior ply.
Young Lad on the job, first day trying to impress ect.....

usual question "would that be 12,15,18 or 22mm sir ?"

He heee!  "3/4" of course"   the look on his face, new lad on the block an all that..  

The regular guys down the yard just stood there grinning from ear to ...ear been there before...  
Bazzer

Triffik      
Slipster

Home made undercutting tool and other various winding tools

I trained as an "Armature winder" and 32 yrs later changed my job
bodger

Whats an armature winder Kev ?
Bazzer

Dohhh!
How do you think clockwork armatures keep going.
Slipster

bodger wrote:
Whats an armature winder Kev ?


Basically inside your hair dryer is a spinnything that goes round and round
this is the Armature, in the dictionary the  term Armature means simply "rotating element"

In my job any electric motor generator or associated bits of kit ie gearboxes pumps etc were all taken in for repair, the fitters would dismantle and the armature winders would rewind the internal windings.
A good skilled winder would be able to adapt himself from small fractional motors to on site main generator repairs.
Sadly this is a trade that very few people go into and has now become a dying art due to cheap imported motors etc. Its sad to think that the uk no longer manufacture Industrial motors even the great "Brook Cropmpton Parkinson" have their motors manufactured in other parts of the world.
In our everchanging throw away world and the increase in electronic technology the basic electric motor that used to be repairable is now becoming a thing of the past.
Anyway must get up got to go to my 8 till 4.30 with no pressure.
That booldy Cockrel is giving it all he's got iss  morning  
ilan

no no one of the joys of life is wasting an hour or two with a drawknife and spoke shave , I still use the old hand drill and screw driver.

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