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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:03 am

d42jeep wrote:
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Excellent...thanks. It gives dimensions and shows the handle profile. Is that NAF catalog on-line?
I got a copy from Wingnutt who did the scans. It’s the Bible for my NAF toolbox.
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by d42jeep » Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:12 pm

Oz kindly shared one of his boxes of red crayons which I will be adding to my set. Thanks again, Oz.
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by 17thAirborne » Sun Mar 15, 2020 5:35 am

d42jeep wrote:
Sat Mar 14, 2020 8:12 pm
Oz kindly shared one of his boxes of red crayons which I will be adding to my set. Thanks again, Oz.
-Don
Don,
Glad it arrives in good stead. I appreciate all your on-line help and offers as well. I know restoring vehicles is fun, but there is something challenging and enjoyable about trying to find each of the components of these kits. Perhaps today I will begin refinishing the exterior of my case and work on stencils later based on the dimensions you sent.
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by d42jeep » Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:51 pm

The auger bit with handle is proving to be difficult to source. As an experiment I rounded the attaching area of a 7/16” bit and threaded it with a 3/8” coarse die. The handle was left over from a tire pump project and the ring was already threaded. I may get a more appropriate auger bit and attach it to the handle. For now, it’s an acceptable placeholder.
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by 17thAirborne » Fri Apr 03, 2020 4:02 am

d42jeep wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:51 pm
The auger bit with handle is proving to be difficult to source. As an experiment I rounded the attaching area of a 7/16” bit and threaded it with a 3/8” coarse die. The handle was left over from a tire pump project and the ring was already threaded. I may get a more appropriate auger bit and attach it to the handle. For now, it’s an acceptable placeholder.
-Don
Don,
That looks awesome. Great idea. I might end up going that route as my engine Scotch Eyed Auger order was cancelled. Seller wanted even more for shipping :(
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by Sidney roughdiamond » Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:15 pm

Great thread and the kits look fantastic !! Well done to you all
I have few questions that might be appropriate here for the Carpenter platoon engineer kit .
1. Is there a detailed drawing of what was contained in these kits apart from the drawing in the TM5-225 ?
2. What make of spirit level is common to these kits ?
3. Which Disstons do you recommend ?
4.Jack plane, Type 16 or 17 ? I presume either would be correct?
5.Anyone have any extras pieces they might be able to help with ?

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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by 17thAirborne » Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:54 pm

Sidney roughdiamond wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:15 pm
Great thread and the kits look fantastic !! Well done to you all
I have few questions that might be appropriate here for the Carpenter platoon engineer kit .
1. Is there a detailed drawing of what was contained in these kits apart from the drawing in the TM5-225 ?

I have not found one yet that is useable as far as details go, so I have been using the item listing and comparing that to period catalogs and the wartime suppliers list found on the tool forum.

2. What make of spirit level is common to these kits ?

If you are talking about the small line level I would look for a Starrett Model 108. You can find them in the box, but study the catalogs to make sure the box is pre 11945-ish as the logos changed some time after the way.

3. Which Disstons do you recommend ?

I would go with the pre-1947 Disston D-23s had an extra level of carving added just above the medalion. Make sure the teeth per inch matches the list. Check the Disston site that is in that thread somewhere. I also added a D43 Victory Model.

4.Jack plane, Type 16 or 17 ? I presume either would be correct?

Not familiar with the planes, sorry.

5.Anyone have any extras pieces they might be able to help with ?

I have extra wrenches from tool kits and some 1/2 white chalk "balls" if yiou need them pm me, as they are at no cost.

SRD
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by Sidney roughdiamond » Tue Jan 11, 2022 10:29 am

17thAirborne wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:54 pm
Sidney roughdiamond wrote:
Mon Jan 10, 2022 2:15 pm
Great thread and the kits look fantastic !! Well done to you all
I have few questions that might be appropriate here for the Carpenter platoon engineer kit .
1. Is there a detailed drawing of what was contained in these kits apart from the drawing in the TM5-225 ?

I have not found one yet that is useable as far as details go, so I have been using the item listing and comparing that to period catalogs and the wartime suppliers list found on the tool forum.

2. What make of spirit level is common to these kits ?

If you are talking about the small line level I would look for a Starrett Model 108. You can find them in the box, but study the catalogs to make sure the box is pre 11945-ish as the logos changed some time after the way.

3. Which Disstons do you recommend ?

I would go with the pre-1947 Disston D-23s had an extra level of carving added just above the medalion. Make sure the teeth per inch matches the list. Check the Disston site that is in that thread somewhere. I also added a D43 Victory Model.

4.Jack plane, Type 16 or 17 ? I presume either would be correct?

Not familiar with the planes, sorry.

5.Anyone have any extras pieces they might be able to help with ?

I have extra wrenches from tool kits and some 1/2 white chalk "balls" if yiou need them pm me, as they are at no cost.

SRD
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Re: Carpentry and pioneer tool sets?

Post by d42jeep » Fri Jun 07, 2024 9:05 am

d42jeep wrote:
Thu Apr 02, 2020 5:51 pm
The auger bit with handle is proving to be difficult to source. As an experiment I rounded the attaching area of a 7/16” bit and threaded it with a 3/8” coarse die. The handle was left over from a tire pump project and the ring was already threaded. I may get a more appropriate auger bit and attach it to the handle. For now, it’s an acceptable placeholder.
-Don
I finally found a long 7/16” auger bit at a recent NV garage sale. It’s the upper one in the picture. I’ll be attaching it to the handle posted above.
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