Mystery Tool week 24

A hand held tool or device, see if you can guess what it is.
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Mystery Tool week 24

Postby zelph » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:37 pm

What's the name of this drill and give some info on its history.

Hint: has nothing to do with the nose. :P

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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby oops56 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 2:40 pm

Its a pump drill for alcohol stoves
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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby Allen » Thu Feb 28, 2008 5:39 pm

I think Roy Underhill called that a Spindle Drill.

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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby Pure Mahem » Thu Feb 28, 2008 6:07 pm

Early dentist's drill!
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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby beemerphill » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:40 pm

It is an early watch-makers drill.

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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Feb 28, 2008 10:55 pm

It is an early watch-makers drill.


When in doubt, you know it has to have something to do with a watchmaker :lol:
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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby zelph » Wed Mar 05, 2008 4:07 pm

Hint: It's the precursor to the "Yankee" and It's not baseball related or civil war. :mrgreen:
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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby zelph » Thu Mar 06, 2008 10:51 am

zelph wrote:What's the name of this drill and give some info on its history.

Hint: has nothing to do with the nose. :P

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The correct answer is and I quote:

: an Archimedean drill. “Your Tool brought back fond boyhood memories from about 55 years ago in England when my parents bought me a basic fretwork set,” says Cropp. These drills were ideal for making small holes into thin wood or metal. Also, because of its narrow shape, it was handy in spaces where a brace or hand drill couldn’t be used.
The Archimedean drill pictured here is a centrifugal type. Basically, the bit spins in the same direction on the up and down stroke. The small bar and end weights act as a flywheel that maintains a continuous forward motion. Crude versions of similar drills could only cut on the downstroke; the bit would reverse on the upstroke. The drill got its name because it adheres to the Archimedean principle: it moves continuously in one direction.
Developed in the early 1800s, this drill led to the development of spiral drills and other tools that produce continuous motion, such as screwdrivers, nut-driving wrenches, ratchets and push drills.

http://www.gilai.com/scripts/more/tob75 ... s-yes.html

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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby Allen » Thu Mar 06, 2008 12:24 pm

zelph,

That was a tough one,

Very interesting!

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Re: Mystery Tool week 24

Postby Ridgerunner » Thu Mar 06, 2008 6:13 pm

Toooo tough. You went out of the country for that one---not fair. :cry: I've never been to England. Were they used in the States?
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