Perseverance
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In December a fellow Navy veteran, Senior Chief Patternmaker, passed. I was accorded the honor of becoming the custodian for most of his working tools. The Victor vise is a very early version of what ultimately became the Emmert.


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  Re: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (In December a fellow...)
Nice score.
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  Re: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (In December a fellow...)
Would love to see more pics....
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  Re: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (In December a fellow...)
You are a very fortunate man! I've always been a little in awe of patternmakers. Is patternmaking still an active trade, or has the computer rendered it obsolete?
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  Re: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (In December a fellow...)
If they were such an honor to get, why are you already breaking them up and selling them? Or is that why you wanted them in the first place?   Confused
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  Re: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (In December a fellow...)
My tools, my choice
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  Re: RE: Perseverance by Gentleman Jim (My tools, my choice...)
(01-01-2018, 08:49 AM)Gentleman Jim Wrote: My tools, my choice

So it wasn’t so much of an honor then, just an opportunity to make a few bucks. It is a shame to see pieces of history like this broken up just to cash out. Your choice, my opinion...
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  Re: RE: Perseverance by jlanciani ([quote='Gentleman Ji...)
(01-01-2018, 09:54 AM)jlanciani Wrote: So it wasn’t so much of an honor then, just an opportunity to make a few bucks. It is a shame to see pieces of history like this broken up just to cash out. Your choice, my opinion...

In my view, the shame would be to allow these fine tools to languish unused, relics of a dying art form. I'm with Jim: get them into the hands of someone who will put them to work and appreciate them for their utility, as they were intended. There's honor in that.
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  Re: RE: Perseverance by Hank Knight ([quote='jlanciani' p...)
(01-01-2018, 10:20 AM)Hank Knight Wrote: In my view, the shame would be to allow these fine tools to languish unused, relics of a dying art form. I'm with Jim: get them into the hands of someone who will put them to work and appreciate them for their utility, as they were intended. There's honor in that.

Jlanci needs to buy all the tools and then arrange them in a shrine to light a candle by every night.  Then, both Jim and Jlanci win.  Jim gets his cash and Jlanci can deify the tools.
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  Re: RE: Perseverance by Splinter Puller ([quote='Hank Knight'...)
(01-01-2018, 09:54 AM)jlanciani Wrote: So it wasn’t so much of an honor then, just an opportunity to make a few bucks. It is a shame to see pieces of history like this broken up just to cash out. Your choice, my opinion...

(01-01-2018, 11:03 AM)Splinter Puller Wrote: Jlanci needs to buy all the tools and then arrange them in a shrine to light a candle by every night.  Then, both Jim and Jlanci win.  Jim gets his cash and Jlanci can deify the tools.

OP is a tool collector/salesman.  As many on here are.

I think maybe the tone of his post was misinterpreted, and perhaps poorly worded.
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