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    Default Identify tool!? Can you help me identify this tool set!?

    Hello All,

    I’ve been using the forum for years mainly as research, so I wanted to first say thank you!

    I bought a small box of tools today and I’ve been unable to identify a small set of tools which was included in the box. I’ve asked a few friends, one is a machinist, and we are stumped! Can you help identify what this is or used for?

    None of the dowels fit inside one another. None of the dowels fit nicely into any of the holes in the cylinder. It’s all steel and the cylinder is solid, with smaller holes centered on the bottom of each hole you see on the top. Each dowel has a numbered size perhaps...some are tapered on top, some are flat and a few have a fixed point!? Thanks in advance!
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    Looks like a stripped down Staking tool set and an anvil. Likely for staking clock wheels or gears, on to their shafts.

    The flat surface is the top, the recessed surface is the bottom. Different size holes for different size shafts.

    Search Kendrick & Davis Staking Tool, or Bergeon Staking tool.

    In a watchmakers staking tool set, there are typically several hundred punches, in different shapes and in graduated sizes.

    That looks like a larger scale, but more limited selection of pretty much the same rigging.

    edit: Searched Clock Staking Tool, and found this http://www.rnhorological.co.uk/image...-S294%20RN.jpg almost the very first picture.
    Same groove around the anvil, same or similar wood base. 36 Pounds Sterling

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    Yes that's a clockmaker staking set. Main differences to a watchmaking one is size and lack of frame to hold the punches vertically.

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    Wow!! Awesome and thank you so much guys, I thought it was a great little find!

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    If you do some digging aroundd, you can find some of the uses for a staking tool.

    I kept one of the several that I had accumulated while I was playing with clocks and watches, before I realized how deep a rabbit hole it was, and how little I actually knew about the stuff.

    Right handy once in a long while.


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