Just in an idle moment it occurred to me that some of my lathe tools a really old ..... like possibly 100 years old. I say that as I have had my Myford S7 for some 50 years and shortly after I obtained it a very kind retired father of a friend gave me his box of old lathe tools. So if he had been using them for a lifetime or accumulated them over a lifetime then that gets them in the region of 60 - 100 years old.
All the tools are forged some I have are not even sharpened yet, mainly the larger sizes that are a bit heavy for the Myford but all the swan neck tools still give me a good edge and are often used.
I just wondered if anyone else still uses "old" tools from way back or have they all been disposed of in favour of the modern HSS and tipped tools?
Idle moment is now finished .....