Guess what this is for? Edit: RV Vent tool

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Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 04-28-2010 08:30 AM 3984 views 1 time favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prototype/ mockup. Glad I did it. Took 3 tries to get it to work. Should have been a little more careful with measurements and layout. The first was a fuzz too tight. The second almost too loose. Third time is the charm. Glad I just used pine instead of good hardwood.

It is 18” long with a 1” dowel for a handle. About 2 1/2 inches in diameter and the prongs are 1” x 1/4” dowels. Next time I will slant the prongs out about 5 degrees so it doesn’t have to be so precise.

What do you think it is for?

Edit: It is a tool to reach the vents on the RV that are 8 to 9 feet high.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#1 posted 04-28-2010 09:22 AM

A lathe spindal of some sort.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#2 posted 04-28-2010 10:13 AM

I haven’t been locked up in a while, but…......

-- Cheers and God Bless

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#3 posted 04-28-2010 10:29 AM

What ever it is must be important to go after it 3 times. Look fwd to the answer! :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 04-28-2010 11:07 AM

it’s gotta be some sort of wrench, maybee for something else you built?
never mind, that doesn’t make sence either, i’m stumped

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#5 posted 04-28-2010 11:47 AM

For turning a tap on and or off from down in the ground..

-- Drink twice... and don't bother to cut... @ For lovers of all things timber...

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#6 posted 04-28-2010 12:05 PM

I think Larry is on to something there and it could also explain the advantage of angling the pins to avoid slippage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#7 posted 04-28-2010 12:14 PM

it’s obviously a spaghetti twirler but with those tolerances your spaghetti must really be important to you :-)

-- Greg, Severn MD

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#8 posted 04-28-2010 12:23 PM

Some sort of indexing tool? Got me stumped.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#9 posted 04-28-2010 12:24 PM

I submit that it is:
A tool for punching holes in the sandpaper for a Random Orbit Sander or Palm Sander!?

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#10 posted 04-28-2010 12:30 PM

Drive shaft for one of those wood marble machines….......

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#11 posted 04-28-2010 12:30 PM

Is it a reacher-upper for changing really big light bulbs? ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

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#12 posted 04-28-2010 12:49 PM

Toilet paper holder?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

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#13 posted 04-28-2010 12:49 PM

I think they used one of these when I had my hemorrhoid operation years ago.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

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#14 posted 04-28-2010 12:59 PM

It’s an alignment tool for the dual wheels on that big ol’ truck you just built the pipe rack for.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#15 posted 04-28-2010 12:59 PM

Well, if the handle was shorter I would go with an alignment tool to put sandpaper on your RO Sander???


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: /

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