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SCOTSMAN

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10-20-2009 10:46 PM

I don’t know either seems to be interesting.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1886-RARE-WOODWORKING-VICE-MACHINE_W0QQitemZ200396292028QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectable_ToolsHasdware_RL?hash=item2ea88cbfbc

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Built2Last

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#1 posted 10-20-2009 10:53 PM

Oh, Oh, I know, I know!!!!!!!!!
It’s a rare-woodworking- vise- machine!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
But you already knew that I guess.
Well, I tried anyway!!!!
Sorry I couldn’t be more help!!!!!!

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#2 posted 10-20-2009 10:54 PM

It looks like some kind of bender or for making curves in something? Or perhaps for holding something that is curved or bent? I’m not sure if it is a woodworking device or not…Interesting though…

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patron

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#3 posted 10-20-2009 10:56 PM

looks like an early version of a handsaw mitering devise .
run the wood in against the fence and clamp down and with hand saw in holder ,
( saw with no back to it )saw part and flip over .
do this on both sides , and you get a miter . ?

either that or it’s the english equivalent ,
of the tortilla maker .

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teenagewoodworker

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#4 posted 10-20-2009 10:58 PM

looks like it might be an earlier version of the carvers vises that they have… the ones that swivel every way imaginable… it looks like it can move around from all the knobs and things on the back…

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#5 posted 10-21-2009 12:35 AM

Looks like a Miter Corner Clamp to me…
In the picture, the corner is on the other side… with the pieces going into the corner from Left & Right, then clamped down.

... Well, it is just a ‘guess’... :)

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#6 posted 10-21-2009 02:40 AM

looks like a cross bow…

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BlankMan

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#7 posted 10-21-2009 04:16 AM

This is gonna bug me until somebody nails it.

Didn’t one of the mags run a ‘What’s this’ contest every month? This be a good one…

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#8 posted 10-21-2009 04:35 AM

I agree – I think the wing/bracket/clamp/thing is probably backwards. I can’t figure why you would want to clamp a miter joint with a gap. It would be simple enough to put the post somewhere that the joint could close.

I love the description: “SOMEONE THOUGHT IT WAS POSS[ibly] AMERICAN” ... oh, well that explains it!

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#9 posted 10-21-2009 04:42 AM

Yeah don’t blame that thing on us MATE!!!!

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araldite

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#10 posted 10-21-2009 04:44 AM

The register number identifies it as UK. Can’t be American.

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#11 posted 10-21-2009 05:15 AM

I agree with everyone.

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#12 posted 10-21-2009 07:04 AM

Sure it isn’t a hood ornament?

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#13 posted 10-21-2009 07:14 AM

Looks like a form for steam bending with the two slots in the back to slide the strips of wood in.

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#14 posted 10-21-2009 07:25 AM

I doubt the company that made it knows what it does.
-Rabbet

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#15 posted 10-21-2009 07:27 AM

Surely not an olive oil grinder.

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