What could this be? And what was it used for?

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Blog entry by Jimthecarver posted 04-26-2008 02:30 AM 1230 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend gave this tool to me, It is a wood working tool. But what was it used for?
Any ideas?
And he gave thePhotobucketse to me as well….I love old tools!

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#1 posted 04-26-2008 02:37 AM

It’s a hand clamp/vise.

Works great for small parts that are hard to hold. You could use it with the belt sander for example.

Here’s one that Micro-Mark sells:

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#2 posted 04-26-2008 03:26 AM

Well, Gary took the fun out of the game, I was going to say it looks like a mid 1800’s dentist kit. =)

-- Thuan

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#3 posted 04-26-2008 04:04 AM

That looks like a nice brace and bit /hand drill set though. I would use it.

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#4 posted 04-26-2008 04:24 AM

Looks like the little hand vise might have a hollow handle. Try to twist the end off and see if there’s anything inside.

-- Paul, Texas

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#5 posted 04-26-2008 04:29 AM

Looks like it could also be an extra handle for the brace and bit.

-- "Ya but what does he know anyhow?"

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#6 posted 04-26-2008 06:16 AM

Gary and Paul got it….lol
The handle contains very old but in great shape….chisle type bits. They used it for carving.

-- Can't never could do anything, to try is to advance.

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#7 posted 04-26-2008 01:42 PM

first one I’ve ever seen. If I come across one now I’ll know not to throw it back into the pile thinking it is a broken piece off of something else…lol

-- JJohn

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#8 posted 04-27-2008 01:36 AM

Looks like some torture implement. A thumb screw perhaps. LOL

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 12-05-2008 12:48 AM

jim, thanks for asking, I found one of those in my dad’s tools and was wondering if he ever worked in munchkin land. lol

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