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Offline Uncle Buck

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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #75 on: November 27, 2018, 09:25:34 AM »
Some craftsman back in the day needed a way to carry his 3/8 set around. What he did was make a wooden box that incorporates the speed wrench as the handle.




All of the tools are early Craftsman.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #76 on: November 27, 2018, 09:54:46 AM »
Some craftsman back in the day needed a way to carry his 3/8 set around. What he did was make a wooden box that incorporates the speed wrench as the handle.




All of the tools are early Craftsman.
Jim

Oh yeah, I like that too!

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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #77 on: November 27, 2018, 12:58:44 PM »
I recall seeing that before somewhere. Pretty clever on someones part.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #78 on: December 11, 2018, 11:08:13 PM »
The spark plug socket arrived today to complete my Sparta (New Britain) set.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #79 on: December 12, 2018, 12:45:34 AM »
Holy smokes that looks like it just came off the line.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #80 on: December 12, 2018, 06:08:00 AM »
Thanks. I had picked up the socket set at some estate sale and wasn’t sure what to do with them. Four.cycle mentioned that they were somewhat rare so I thought it would be nice to complete the set. I found the nice box with two extensions on eBay and found the ratchet and 13/16” socket there as well. The spark plug socket seemed to be the final piece and was in nice condition so I grabbed it too.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #81 on: December 12, 2018, 10:37:23 AM »
It is astounding the stuff that is out there.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #82 on: December 12, 2018, 12:22:03 PM »
I have this set almost complete, all I need is the correct 5/16" socket.


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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #83 on: December 23, 2018, 05:49:54 AM »
I received a couple of almost complete Thorsen 3/8” drive sets from my tool collecting buddies recently. I was able to complete the regular deep set but will be looking for a 19mm for the metric set. Here they are along with some other early and later Thorsen 3/8” drive sets.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #84 on: December 23, 2018, 09:05:44 AM »
Wow -- that is quite a haul! Great sets and a really great brand. I'll look through my odds 'n ends socket drawer, but the I think the only Thorsen deeps that I have are the 1970s Montgomery Wards Powr-Kraft era Thorsen.

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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #85 on: February 03, 2019, 03:14:34 PM »
Here is a Walden 1/4” & 3/8” drive set that I completed recently with a little help from an eBay seller. His extras matched up almost perfectly with the ones I was missing and the price was right.
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Re: 3/8" Drive sets
« Reply #86 on: February 07, 2019, 05:25:29 PM »
Here's my Craftsman flying V set, the 16pt sockets are G code because the V's that came a with it didn't include the 13/16.



The box is a current production PROTO 1/4"er that I just got in today, it's a nice little box for $18 shipped from Zorro.com.
This is definitely an upgrade over the bulky Permanex plastic case I got it in,
I could have a little more room but with the cut down HF socket rail they have to lay on their side to fit.
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