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Martin King 222/05/2022 09:29:15
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Hi All,

Found these in todays Three Oakfords Steam Fair haul in Dorset.

Great day out with lots of stuff to find!

Precision made steel wedges but what for?

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Cheers, Martin

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DC31k22/05/2022 09:43:49
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HSS: cutting something. Balanced: high speed rotation. Guess: spindle moulder.

Michael Gilligan22/05/2022 10:24:59
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When I saw the thread title … I presumed they were a rather kitsch item of footwear

MichaelG.

noel shelley22/05/2022 10:28:29
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The Three Okefords fair is often a good place to get interesting things, I got a new set of Dormer Letter drills there for a very reasonable price a few years ago.HSS and balanced would indicate a rotating cutter of some sort ? Noel.

DC31k22/05/2022 11:28:21
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Mark Easingwood22/05/2022 13:20:56
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Hi Martin,

They look like "cutters", "Irons", or "knives", as used in woodworking machinery such as multi head moulders, spindle moulders and tenoning machines. The HSS is usually just a thin piece laminated to mild steel or similar, as seen in your picture of the edge of the cutter.

The cutters are held on a Tee slotted Square Block by a single bolt. The "open slot" type were frowned upon or possibly banned before the "closed slot "type, as they could more easily fly out of the machine!!! All this type were banned around 1998 if memory serves.

Think of a couple of axe heads spinning at 6000 RPM!!!

Couple of pictures from a Wadkin catalogue circa 1954.

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Harry Wilkes22/05/2022 16:08:07
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Posted by Michael Gilligan on 22/05/2022 10:24:59:

When I saw the thread title … I presumed they were a rather kitsch item of footwear

MichaelG.

Michael life would be dull without your quirky input wink

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Martin King 222/05/2022 16:39:28
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Many thanks to all for that help on these items, much appreciated.

Cheers, Martin

Michael, "Wedges" I love it! I well remember seeing girls tottering about Chelsea wearing those, a broken ankle waiting to happen!

Jon Lawes23/05/2022 15:20:47
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I went on Saturday and came back with a SR Signallers lamp and a tap reseating tool....

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