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    Default can anyone tell me what this is?

    can someone help me out i got a bunch of machinist equipment inherited from my grandfather and theres a bunch i dont know what it is. Thanks img_2304.jpg

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    It looks like some kind of drilling or assembly jig .
    Most welding or silver soldering jigs are not usually as well made .
    Maybe some one will recognize it.
    If not, perhaps seeing some of your other unknown parts with it or knowing what type of industry your grandfather worked in would give some clues as to what it is .

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    i just know he was a machinist and worked with metals found all kinds of angle dressers, Sine plates, vices, tons of different gages, V-Blocks, Magnetic transfer blocks, tools by Starrett, Lufkin, Brown $ Sharp. the list goes on and on heres the stuff im working on figuring out now lolimg_2294.jpg

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    this is the other thing that has me really stuck some kind of micrometer img_2491.jpg

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan8324 View Post
    this is the other thing that has me really stuck some kind of micrometer img_2491.jpg
    Height gage setting device. Here are some others. heightmaster - Yahoo Image Search Results

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    Off the top of my head I'd say it was a user made indicator base of some variety, probably out of some spare parts sitting around. Could very well be an assembly or Drilling jig as Jim Christie suggested though.

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    These pieces are starting to look an awfull lot like what Cannonm posted last year....

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    The tools in the second picture would suggest to me that you grandfather was doing more tool and fixture making than general machining .
    There looks to me to be a base and other parts of a surface gage among the angle plates and V blocks .
    surface gage - Google Search

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    SWAG regarding the tool in the OP: The vee-shaped clamping jaws on the left hold a tool, probably a diamond wheel dresser. My guess is that it's part of an arrangement to dress grinding wheels, possibly to a radius.

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    Jonathon: If I had to speculate, I would say that your Grandfather did a lot of precision grinder work. Probably a toolmaker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan8324 View Post
    i just know he was a machinist and worked with metals found all kinds of angle dressers, Sine plates, vices, tons of different gages, V-Blocks, Magnetic transfer blocks, tools by Starrett, Lufkin, Brown $ Sharp. the list goes on and on heres the stuff im working on figuring out now lolimg_2294.jpg
    Not sure what the fixture is for, most likely grinding of some kind judging by the nice selection of tool makers tools here.

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    this sruff looks dangerous, You should probably send it to me for safe disposal.

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    found these way in the back behind everything anyone have any idea what there used for?? img_2332.jpg

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    You have all been very helpful thank you!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan8324 View Post
    found these way in the back behind everything anyone have any idea what there used for?? img_2332.jpg
    Those are nesting parallels, the slotted feet allow them to be moved together or apart and maintain stability. There may be a better name for them, but that's their function.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Milland View Post
    Those are nesting parallels, the slotted feet allow them to be moved together or apart and maintain stability. There may be a better name for them, but that's their function.
    They are tall parallels. The "teeth" allow the parallesl to be placed close together with the teeth intermeshing. It also provides a wide base for stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan8324 View Post
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    Please consider that it might be a gesture of respect for your grandfather to display these items more carefully arranged than the jumble in your photograph.

    -Marty-

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    The top view of those tools makes them look like a piled mess while in fact are laid out on a table...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anthony View Post
    The top view of those tools makes them look like a piled mess while in fact are laid out on a table...
    And here I was thinking they'd been glued to the wall like a mosaic...

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    Perhaps, it looks better like this (rotated 180°)

    Paolo

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