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I have just realised that I am still using an old aluminium spreader board, I made the board 35 years ago, and still going strong, I just DA it off before every use. :tup:
 

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Got an old 'barn' type tool box which I keep the crap tools in - bought it 42 years ago. Also got and old Hilka af/whitworth/metric socket set with many of the bits missing which sometimes get used. I also have various tools, again 40 years old from when I did my toolmaking apprenticeship and some of my late fathers mike's and guages etc from 50 years + ago.
 

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Got this one,:tup: He's Torments father :lol:good at building dragsters,:drool: nows engines:tup:

and very good with electrics.:shock: seen here playing with his daughter:tup:

Age! beyond comprehention:pmsl:

Jeff


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old tools

this is the oldest tool i have .
used it to paint a motorcycle tank years ago never used it since.
i dont know how old but all the pipes are made in led .
all it says on it is cranco on one side and birmingham on the other side of the handle..

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Got this one,:tup: He's Torments father :lol:good at building dragsters,:drool: nows engines:tup:

and very good with electrics.:shock: seen here playing with his daughter:tup:

Age! beyond comprehention:pmsl:

Jeff


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beat me to it...:D

seeing the crane reminds me we need to get it some viagra cos it dont go up any more..
 

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Don't use many old tools as such, although our arc welder is about 25 years old, and still going strong. Have got a few old tools though, like an old glass Redex dispenser (If that's you call it) for putting Redex in cylinders. Not sure how old it is or what it is worth though.

 

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I have a slapping spoon i made when i was doing my aprentiship when i was 15,and i stlll
use it almost weekly.
ive also got a couple of lead sprayguns,but its a long time since they saw action,Bry
 

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besides me when i first started with motor bikes in 74 i bought a 42 peice socket set made by tool star out of the paper over the years i have abused it rotten but only ever split one socket wouldnt be without it.
 

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I have a slapping spoon i made when i was doing my aprentiship when i was 15,and i stlll
use it almost weekly.
ive also got a couple of lead sprayguns,but its a long time since they saw action,Bry
the old foreman at a bodyshop i used to work at had loads of homemade tools he used almost daily, stuff he'd made when he was an apprentice, most of them seemed to be made up from old leaf springs :tup:
 

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I was given my compressor by a guy at work in the seventies whose father had it in his Wimbledon bodyshop in the fifties. It's like a huge old stationary engine and sounds like one but works fine still! All I've ever done is change a capacitor and fit a bigger reservoir to it. Think its Aerostyle or similair.
Along with that I started building my tool collection in 1971...they all still work fine. Just wonder what will happen to it all when I go!
 
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