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Martin Faulkner09/02/2018 21:42:45
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I have just acquired a box of lathe tools from a retired engineer. I am unable to ask the chap so was wondering if anyone can shed some light on this? Polishing maybe?

Martin Faulkner09/02/2018 22:16:48
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This is a picture of it. Sintox block.jpg

vintagengineer09/02/2018 22:36:25
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It could be either a primer powder for firearms or ceramic material.

Nick Hulme09/02/2018 23:37:48
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Propellants are bought as powders, but not primers, unless you're talking makeup

peak410/02/2018 01:50:17
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I assume a lump of Sintox ceramic, rather than anything to do with ammunition.

Did they make model IC engines? Material for spark plugs or magnetos etc??

I.M. OUTAHERE10/02/2018 04:59:44
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I googled sintox and found that it has something to do with either lasers ( reflector or diffuser ) or bullet proof body armour . The material looks to be of similar composition to the stuff tig gas nozzles are made of .

The images i found of the body armour looked very similar to the one you have shown .

Have you tried measuring it ? I wonder how accurately made it is .

SillyOldDuffer10/02/2018 09:48:48
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I reckon it's a manufacturer's sample. peak4's link takes you to the website of Morgan Advanced Materials. They sell exotics. I rather like the idea using them. How about a Model Engineer project requiring parts to be made of Pyrolytic Boron Nitride and coated with Diamond Like Carbon.

Steel, Brass and Aluminium are so prêt-à-porter . ME fashionista's should never use such dreadful tat in quality workshop Haute Couture...



Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 10/02/2018 09:49:45

peak410/02/2018 11:54:07
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Have a look HERE, there are a number of grades of Sintox, besides lasers and body armour. hence my query about the original owners engineering interests.


Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 12:13:20
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Hi everyone.

I did do a search and more or less found these answers. I am unable to find out what the chap did as he passed some years ago and I acquired it from someone who got his house so I don't have a way of finding out. I do find it interesting look if through old tools and try and piece together the history hence this post. I have found a lot of bearings both roller and thrust. Ba and bsw taps from small to large along with thread chasers and a small 2 inch 4jaw. There are also lots of reamers. I did read somewhere that it can be used for polishing metals but not sure how true that is.
Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 12:17:08
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Just to add another note, I live in the area of bae systems, airport and what was tvr. There are also a few small engineering places around the Blackpool area.
Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 20:30:21
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Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 20:32:14
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This is more unknown items, I know one is a reamer but not sure on the use if it with the extra on the end. And one is a knurling tool, but what it fits, can anyone help?

JOHN MOSLEY 110/02/2018 21:00:59
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The serrated disc are out of a grinding wheel dressing tool. ??

Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 21:14:18
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Posted by JOHN MOSLEY 1 on 10/02/2018 21:00:59:

The serrated disc are out of a grinding wheel dressing tool. ??

Come to mention it, yes there are a lot of grinding wheels in the box so would make sense. I have only ever seen them attached to handle.

Martin Faulkner10/02/2018 21:14:19
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Posted by JOHN MOSLEY 1 on 10/02/2018 21:00:59:

The serrated disc are out of a grinding wheel dressing tool. ??

Come to mention it, yes there are a lot of grinding wheels in the box so would make sense. I have only ever seen them attached to handle.

Sam Longley 110/02/2018 22:04:32
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The item on the top left looks like a blank that goes in a 4 jaw cutter block for a woodwork spindle moulder or moulding machine . I had several. The knives were serrated backed. If I only put 2 knives in the cutter block there would be nothing to put in the 2 spare spaces so the clamps would fall out. therefore, one would put a piece of serrated steel in the space & clamp it tight. For a 65 wide * 100 diam block it would be ( from memory) about 25mm * 65mm * 8 mm Th the ends & edge that goes into the block would be square. The edge that goes flush with the block would be slightly rounded.

Sometimes the piece would be shaped rather like the cutter form but set back a bit. This was to stop the cutter digging into the wood too deep & causing an accident. On a moulding machine we did not bother but on a spindle moulder we would use them

Edited By Sam Longley 1 on 10/02/2018 22:08:08

Waggonerman10/02/2018 22:27:50
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The item on the right looks like a broken Tap Remover, probably a three flute.

Grindstone Cowboy10/02/2018 22:30:52
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The reamer could possibly be the special tool for reaming rear radius arm bushes on a Mini - the 'extra' bit on the end would locate in the needle-roller bearing. This is just a wild guess, by the way dont know

norman royds 210/02/2018 22:44:40
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the item on the right is a broken tap remover they do three and four the one under star dresser is old dye block has the reamer split in it and two look like part off roller box capstan or ward lathe regards norm

D.A.Godley10/02/2018 22:45:22
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Top left looks to me like a tangential thread cutting piece from a Landis head ,top right tap removal tool , centre next to reamer appears to be a knurling tool . Pass on other items .

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