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What is this?

by Gatorjim
posted 07-06-2012 10:51 PM

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#1 posted 07-06-2012 10:56 PM

That’s what it is a chisel .

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#2 posted 07-06-2012 11:02 PM

Yep thats what it is a chisel

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#3 posted 07-06-2012 11:19 PM

A “starter chisel” from the looks of it.

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#4 posted 07-06-2012 11:20 PM

Don’t know. The opening makes the think it’s meant to be on the end of a pole/shaft.

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#5 posted 07-06-2012 11:39 PM

millwright chisel.

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#6 posted 07-06-2012 11:49 PM

From the condition of it, it may be a combination starter banger/lever. They are very common and usually found in the bottom of the tool box.

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#7 posted 07-06-2012 11:57 PM

thats a nasty but fun day in the shop …. LOL


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#8 posted 07-07-2012 12:06 AM

One upon a time, it was a socket chisel. It actually might clean up better than you might think. I have rescued some in worse condition.

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#9 posted 07-07-2012 12:18 AM

That’s an EvapORust challenge waiting to happen : )

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#10 posted 07-07-2012 12:19 AM

Yeppers.. it’s a chisel.

Here’s a blog by a fellow lumberjock that you may find of use… about half way through the video see how he cleans rust from an old plane iron.

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#11 posted 07-07-2012 12:52 AM

its a really really rusty chisel

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#12 posted 07-07-2012 01:00 AM

yes indeed…it is a chisel, a very rusty chisel. I had one like that years ago.

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#13 posted 07-07-2012 02:01 AM

Its a lesihc, oh, I got that backwards…

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#14 posted 07-07-2012 02:03 AM

I would call it a former chisel. Now it’s only good use might be beating on a starter or possibly a good blacksmith could put it to use. It used to be a socket type chisel of some sort, but looks like rust has had it’s way a bit too long with it.


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#15 posted 07-07-2012 05:51 AM

Well. After some serious Contemplation, looking at the rest of the replies and Confirming with Wikipedia.

“A chisel is a tool with a characteristically shaped cutting edge (such that wood chisels have lent part of their name to a particular grind) of blade on its end, for carving or cutting a hard material such as wood, stone, or metal. The handle and blade of some types of chisel are made of metal or wood with a sharp edge in it.

In use, the chisel is forced into the material to cut it. The driving force may be manually applied or applied using a mallet or hammer.”

I’ve come to the concliusion that….


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#16 posted 07-07-2012 06:48 AM

So now that we’ve settled that, the next question is…

What COULD it be? I think it would make a good candle snuffer like they use in church to put the candles out.

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#17 posted 07-07-2012 12:29 PM

click, click, click … someone get me that uhmmm …. chisel?

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#18 posted 07-07-2012 12:58 PM

Regardless of what everyone else has said, I have to agree with Rick’s conclusion.

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#19 posted 07-07-2012 05:45 PM

It might be a “spud” – used to chip holes in the ice in Northern climes… Ice fishing….

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#20 posted 07-09-2012 11:35 AM


Thank You! I don’t know why all theses other people keep saying it’s a “Chisel”. All they have to do is Read My Conclu ….... OOPPS! That’s what I said it was didn’t I.

I chnged my Mind!! It’s a ”Lesihc”. Same Family as a Chisel but you use it when working from the “Other End” of the piece of wood.

I’m Gone!! Somewhere1 Anywhere!

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

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