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Blog entry by sarge posted 09-12-2008 07:45 PM 1008 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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A buddy of mine bought this for .50 cents at a swap and shop. We can’t figure out what it is? If anyone can help me out maybe tonight I can sleep.

thanks
Sarge

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.



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#1 posted 09-12-2008 08:02 PM

Looks like a leather strip cutter. Probably for making harnesses etc.

There’s a simiiar tool used for cutting strings for table top inlays but you didn’t show us the blade so it would be a tough call as they are very similar.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#2 posted 09-12-2008 09:28 PM

thanks Bob that makes sense. the blade is shown in the pictures it just a straight vertical razor type blade that is on the left side of the tool. what stricks me as strange is that it almost seems like the only way to use it is to cut from the bottom of what it is you cut.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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#3 posted 09-12-2008 09:36 PM

You may have it assembled upside down. Easy to do with that type of a jig.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#4 posted 09-12-2008 09:46 PM

YOU KNOW I THOUGHT THAT TOO. BUT I THOUGHT IF YOU WERE CUTTING ON THE BOTTOM SIDE YOUR HAND WOULD GET IN THE WAY. IT’S JUST THE WIERDEST THING I HAVE SEEN I A LING TIME.

SO YOU THINK IT IS FOR CUTTING THICK LEATHER STRIPS FOR MAKING BRIDALS?

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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#5 posted 09-12-2008 11:44 PM

Bob you are so right. i just found it. made by osborne its called a draw knife for cutting leather. you get the at aboy of the day. thank you.

-- GOD CREATED THE EARTH WITH TREES, GOD CREATED MAN WITH BRAINS TO MAKE A SAW. THE REST IS UP TO US. LETS MAKE SOME SAW DUST.

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#6 posted 09-13-2008 12:11 AM

Looks like you guys did alright with the purchase too!

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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#7 posted 09-13-2008 02:59 AM

It is indeed a strap cutter for leather. I have a similar one and also on old home made wooden one. Great for cutting harness straps and belt blanks.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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