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Offline James Wilson Everett

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Nice set of drill bits
« on: April 29, 2021, 10:51:04 PM »
Guys,

Here is a nice set of metal cutting drill bits, typical of what may be found in any 18th c. gunsmith tool chest.  They are all forged from old files, you can see the remains of the file teeth pattern on the square shanks.  The little decorative moldings are a really nice feature, the maker was quite the artist.  The sizes are from the largest at 7/16 inch diameter to the smallest at 1/8 inch diameter.  These are known as "fishtail" bits and are longer than the usual bits.  I feel quite certain the these were owned by Jacob Dickert!

Jim


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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2021, 10:57:08 PM »
Brace yourself, Jim - those look like Albrechtís to me!
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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2021, 11:19:23 PM »
"Brace yourself"  ohhhh, that's so good it's painful.
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Offline Tim Crosby

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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #3 on: April 30, 2021, 12:28:49 AM »
 Oy...

Offline Craig Wilcox

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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2021, 01:21:20 AM »
Drilling into some deep subjects.  Might get a bit boring, however.
Craig Wilcox
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Offline smylee grouch

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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2021, 07:52:23 PM »
Boy- cutting edge humor!  :)

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Re: Nice set of drill bits
« Reply #6 on: May 04, 2021, 08:27:51 PM »
We had help, Sir Smylee - we visited the Drill Doctor.
Craig Wilcox
We are all elated when Dame Fortune smiles at us, but remember that she is always closely followed by her daughter, Miss Fortune.