The books are getting to be very dated but still have a lot of good info relevant to running an older lathe, and I gather some of the youngsters don't get on with the writing style but it is not a problem for someone in their fifties that grew up reading 1970's Practical Mechanic and the like.
Does a Fuller not normally have a solid body with a striking end and the handle goes around the outer?
Maybe I am thinking of a different thing?
a fuller has a sharp edge tooI've got blacksmiths tools with wooden handles.
(And with metal handles through an eye in the head).
Is a fuller the correct name, though? I would call it a "hot chisel" (as opposed to a cold chisel).
I *think* a fuller has a rounded edge for shaping - as in the "blood groove" (or fuller) of a sword?
And a swage has a flat head (like a hammer)?
Might be wrong - my head word list thing is playing up again.
The point is, they're named for the use, not for the style of handle.
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Motor Standard. Came from the same place as my tractor, for free (sort of, I fixed his ride on mower the other day) This is big, stands three feet tall and has a 2T engine of about 15hp. Harrow included with the plough. Unused for over 20 yrs, but all there. Other neighbour cheerilly told me about the guy in the village who selected reverse by mistake on a similar one and it chewed him up...
Now I need a straw hat and dog to look the part.