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WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by d42jeep » Mon Mar 14, 2016 7:08 pm

For those of you interested in other WW2 tool sets, I have put together my version of the Welders' tool set. It was an easy decision for me as I already had quite a few of the items in my garage. One shouldn't draw any conclusions about my welding skills just because I have this set. Here are the details.
-Don
TOOL-SET, WELDERS
41-B-1840 Tool Box - E.J. McAleer
38-B-1005 Wire Brush - Unmarked
41-C-1052 Cape Chisel – Unmarked 6"
41-C-1106 1/2" Cold Chisel - Unmarked
41-C-1241 Round Nose Chisel 3/8" cut - Unmarked
41-C-1652 C-clamp Heavy service, capacity 1-1/4" - (2) Williams
41-C-1730 C-clamp Medium Service, capacity 4" - Armstrong/Williams
41-F-862 File 10" Mill Bastard - Nicholsen
41-F-932 File 10" Half Round Bastard - Nicholsen
41-F-1158 File 12" Mill Bastard - Nicholsen
41-F-1307 File 12" Round Bastard File - Simonds
37-G-2840 Gloves, Welders, Heavy Leather, chrome tanned, reinforced with 6" gauntlet, large - Unmarked
37-G-3794 Goggles, Welders, eyecup with lenses, shade No. 5 - Unmarked
41-H-527 Hammer, Ball-Peen, 32 ounces - Plumb
41-H-1115 Handle, File, Wood, Large, diameter 1-1/2" - (2) Unmarked
41-H-1116 File Handle 1-1/4" dia. - (2) Unmarked
41-I-50 Igniter, Oxyacetylene torch, round file type with 3 extra tips - Unmarked
41-P-1650 Slip Joint Pliers 6" - Pexto
41-R-2750 Rule, blacksmiths', steel, folding, length 36", 3 folds - General
41-W-486 Wrench, adjustable, crescent type, 8" - Crescent
41-W-1662 Wrench, Pipe, adjustable, type II, heavy duty, 10" - Trimo
41-W-2343 Wrench, screw, monkey, 12" - Pexto
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Set image thanks to Phil
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Set list thanks to Phil
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Welders set
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End view
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Other end view
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Set with extra C-clamp and 38-C-300 file cleaner
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Set back in the box
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by pjones » Mon Mar 14, 2016 10:47 pm

Don,
That is a very nice set. Well thought out and put together. We all think of this style tool box for the GMTK but it had many other uses. There are a number of other sets from blacksmiths' to painters' that utilized this style box. The only thing I hate is that I didn't beat you to it!
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by d42jeep » Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:11 am

Phil,
Thanks for your comments on the Welders set. It had some different tools such as the larger files and larger handles to match. When I picked up the striker at the estate sale it didn't work because the flint was gone. I checked my oxyacetylene set and there was a little box of flints for my missing striker that fit perfectly. I now know more about C-clamps than I used to, as well. I had bought a new striker right before finding the old one at the estate sale.
-Don
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Welding on a Slat Grill
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Old and new strikers
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Pexto Monkey wrench
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Pexto Monkey wrench logo
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Armstrong 4" clamp
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Williams 4" clamp
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Williams side
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Vulcan side
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1-1/4" C-clamps
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by lucakiki » Tue Mar 15, 2016 3:49 am

May I add my own appreciation for such a well thought of set? Congratulations!
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by d42jeep » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:36 am

Thanks, Luca. I appreciate that. It was a fun set to put together and much easier and less costly than a GMTK. I was lucky to find the folding rule (41-R-2750) on the auction site. I received an RA PD image from a fellow Gee member showing the exact same rule, right down to the brand and part number.
-Don
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General 3' folding rule
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Post by Wingnutt » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:53 am

d42jeep wrote:It was a fun set to put together and much easier and less costly than a GMTK.
Amen. Great idea, and great execution, Don! (Maybe you have started a trend. The other smaller specialty kits look far less daunting in size, number, chances of finding, and cost than the 2nd and 3rd echelon unit kits!)
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Post by Silly's MB » Tue Mar 15, 2016 9:38 am

That's my Rule !


Nice set, I have a bodywork set under way which needs that rule as well which is why I made the offer on it Don. Unfortunately with postage it was going to be far too much.
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by henry501 » Thu Mar 17, 2016 3:08 pm

Don,

Very nice set. Congratulations on a job well done. Also, thank you for posting the specs and RA PD photo from the SNL N-19. Those will be very helpful for anyone trying to put one of these together too. Which is what I'm probably going to do since I cant help myself from collecting tools and because as was already pointed out this set seems easier to complete (at least as far as total number of tools required) than the GMTK and/or the second echelon set that I am trying to put together.

Thanks again,
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Post by d42jeep » Fri Mar 18, 2016 2:43 am

Thanks to everyone for the positive comments. They are much appreciated. If anyone runs across one of these General folding steel rules, please be sure to let Roger (Silly's MB) know.
-Don
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Post by henry501 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:08 pm

Found this manual the other day
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Cover
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Here are some photos that might be helpful.
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Truck
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Interior 1
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Interior2
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Interior 3
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Tools1
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Tools2
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Tools3
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Tools4
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by henry501 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:19 pm

And more photos
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Tools5
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Tools6
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by henry501 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 9:22 pm

And finally
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Tools15
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Portable forge
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by mudbox » Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:11 am

Thanks for posting those images, Henry.
Are you able to tell any of the brands from the tool images? It looks like you may be able to make out the brand on those 10" slip joints...
Also, finally, a good period pic of a Trimo 14" pipe wrench! I have this wrench with 2 different handle styles. Nice to know which is correct. :wink:
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by henry501 » Thu Apr 07, 2016 3:49 pm

Jason,

My pleasure. Yes very good news about the Trimo pipe wrench. I did try to see if there was a manufacturer printed in the 10" slip joints and even with my 40x jeweler's loop (which provides enough magnification to show the individual black pixels of the offset dot printing) I just could not make out a name (just wasn't there). By the way, the Trimo shows perfectly under 40x magnification.

Finally it is an original paper bound TM but if any of you guys like the photos I attached to this thread but want larger or clearer versions of those photos just PM me with your e-mail address and I'll forward them full size. Only limitation will be what your e-mail provider allows for file size of an attachment but if necessary and if you are up for it I will send them over several e-mails if necessary.

Bottom line for me is... We are all in this together so any information sharing amongst us only serves to help each of us.

Thanks,
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Re: WELDERS TOOL-SET

Post by d42jeep » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:39 am

I found a wire brush at an estate sale recently that I like better than the one I had in the Welders set. It looks more like the one Henry posted above and I think I saw the same brand on one in a RA PD image.
-Don
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38-B-1005 14" with 19 X 4 rows of wires
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