Quality tools, bespoke tools, vintage tools... anyone who's fixed up and fettled a lantern will understand the importance of having the right piece of equipment to get the job done. I've made a few myself and bought them if I had to, like my collection of imperial taps and dies. My latest 'acquisition' - a pair of vintage engineers dividers - was something I've had all along collecting dust in my workshop. It belonged to my father but for some unaccountable reason I'd ignored it until I needed one. It didn't look like this when I stumbled across it again and it had sustained damage to the tips which someone had reground to act as circlip removal pliers... not very successfully. I hope it wasn't Dad but I know he was often under pressure to deal with awkward engineering problems that no-one else could or would deal with so it might have been. Anyway, once the tips were unbent and reground and the whole thing de-rusted, she works perfectly again. You can still feel the precision and they retain that stiff action synonymous with quality. I was wondering if anyone else would like to use this thread to post tool related stories or photos of resurrected or homemade bits of kit. I'd definitely find this interesting and useful.