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Old 03-21-2012, 01:46 PM   #1
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Default The Tiny Tools Thread

OK I admit it, finding a diminutive sized tool always gets my attention, and as long as they are not silly on the price I usually buy it...

Anyone else like the little stuff? I'm not talking about some of the stamped tools or (in general) toy tools, but real tools that are just way smaller than the usual suspect.

Post 'em if ya got 'em!

I'm generally putting something in for contrast, as without it who can tell?

a few of of mine to start:



A 2 Lb anvil (yes it's brass) and a post style vise, 1-1/2" jaws.




What's an anvil without hammers? Two 1 oz. BP hammers vs. a 16 oz. BP





And for finish work a dual face hammer one brass one leather, compared to a rawhide mallet and a copper hammer (I don't have a brass hammer except for the head I started 25 years ago and never got to the handle hole.. (Maybe a project for today...))




A 4 oz. small plastic hammer vs. a 16 oz.:



A small 6 oz. body/metal working hammer vs. a "small" 8 oz. Plvmb 1426 body hammer.



and all the small hammers together:



OK the 6 oz. body hammer is practically a sledge compared to the other hammers!
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Old 03-21-2012, 03:00 PM   #2
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This has got to be one of my favorite's which I have used for years! I remember back about 6 years or so ago, Radio Shack was blowing these things out at $2 a pop. I ended up buying around 10 of them and so far for what I do these have been a life saver to me ever since.
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Not a lot of posts on this subject. I guess nobody wants to admit they have a small tool.
A buddy of mine is famous for saying that having a small "tool" doesn't decrease your pleasure, just your opportunities!

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Old 03-21-2012, 08:03 PM   #4
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Some of mine



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Old 03-21-2012, 08:24 PM   #5
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Dan, is the adjustable actually steel?
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:28 PM   #6
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Here is a "Hack Saw" the blades have to be clamped, as they are too small to have pins or be pinned...




And an Eggbeater style Drill, the "big" one is a std "small" Millers Falls No. 5

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Not a lot of posts on this subject. I guess nobody wants to admit they have a small tool.
A buddy of mine is famous for saying that having a small "tool" doesn't decrease your pleasure, just your opportunities!

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Well you know what they say about people that have to "compensate" ...
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Old 03-21-2012, 08:59 PM   #8
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Yes, the adjustable is steel. Jaws fully opened is about 3/8", it's actually sold as a key chain. Made by Enkay...I know, I know chi-com crap, but i couldn't resist.

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OK. I'll play....

I've got one of these...


How about a drill index?


Sorry about the crappy cell phone pics... My son broke my camera.

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Old 03-21-2012, 09:13 PM   #10
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Those tiny drills for cleaning torch tips?
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:15 PM   #11
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Those tiny drills for cleaning torch tips?
Nope. Not even close.

...and they are probably over 40 years old.
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Old 03-21-2012, 09:16 PM   #12
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here's a few,













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Old 03-21-2012, 09:18 PM   #13
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How about I add a few more....


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Old 03-21-2012, 10:11 PM   #14
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So I'm getting ready to sign off for the night and my wife tells me that I have to tell everyone here where the "tiny tools" come from.

My wife's great grandfather was a watch repair man in a jewelry store. When he passed away his cabinet went to his daughter (my wife's grandmother) where it stayed in her garage until a couple of years ago. My wife has fond memories of being six or eight and looking in the drawers at all of the little tools (yes there are more... special pliers and the smallest tipped screwdrivers you will ever see (or I guess feel would be more appropriate)).

We also ended up with the lathe (and it works):



And the positioning table(?)


The drill bits go down to 4/1,000". The little chuck will hold them as well and was found in the bottom drawer still sealed in the factory box and wrapped up in the paper. There is a whole drawer of collets for the different drill bits as well. Some day when I get a little bit of time I will take the lathe apart and clean it. I have no idea what I will make with it but some of those little flashlights sounds like a neat idea.

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VERY cool story and tools mdbeck1 !!!

And thanks for sharing the story!

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that lathe is too cool!

Outlawmws, I love the small anvil!
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Nice smallies guys!
I been looking for the tiny metal index and size scale metal too.
I have a few of them tiny drill bits and no index, did see one online unknown COO for 5.00 shipped.
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I will have to take some pictures tonight or tomorrow!
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Old 03-22-2012, 08:42 AM   #19
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A few of mine that get regular use.

Precision square rescued from the dumpster.



A Lufkin 1/2" wide scale, not shown are a 1/4", 3/8", 3/4", and 1".



A Greist 2" travel height gauge and a 2" and 3" riser block.



A very small no name bench vise.



I've got some other small stuff at home that I will try to get photos of.
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Some more of mine:


needle nose pliers:



Screwdrivers:

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