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Forum topic by Underdog posted 08-23-2016 02:35 PM 970 views 0 times favorited 18 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Underdog

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08-23-2016 02:35 PM

Here’s a tool I found, and I have no idea what it is. Any input is greatly appreciated.

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"


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Don Broussard

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#1 posted 08-23-2016 02:37 PM

Kinda looks like a telegraph key, but what do I know . . .

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#2 posted 08-23-2016 02:53 PM

That’s certainly unique. I’ll be watching to learn what it is.

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#3 posted 08-23-2016 03:02 PM

I wondered if it was for removing the set from saw teeth?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#4 posted 08-23-2016 04:22 PM

hammer set for saw teeth. Looks like it’s for BIG saws.

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#5 posted 08-23-2016 05:11 PM

Homick wins the prize.
Bill

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#6 posted 08-24-2016 04:06 PM

Anyone have any idea what the value is on one of these?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#7 posted 08-24-2016 04:10 PM

what did you pay ?

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#8 posted 08-24-2016 04:15 PM

Super rare. Probably would go for $20,000 – $25,000. (zimbabwe dollars)

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#9 posted 08-24-2016 04:41 PM

HA HA!
Where would you even FIND Zimbabwe dollars?

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#10 posted 08-24-2016 04:45 PM

in Zimbabwe!!!

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#11 posted 08-24-2016 04:48 PM

Looks like a Noah Harvey Patent:
http://members.acmenet.net/~con12a/saw%20set%20website/hammer2.htm

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#12 posted 08-25-2016 11:04 AM

Look like a telegraph key ???

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#13 posted 08-25-2016 12:41 PM

That “spring loaded hammer” on top is the key. I think Homick is on the right track.

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Underdog

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#14 posted 08-25-2016 02:45 PM

Oh it’s definitely a saw set tool.
I just can’t find a picture of one EXACTLY like it. I found one similar:

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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#15 posted 08-25-2016 02:46 PM

Actually, now I look at that picture, it IS the same one…
I didn’t realize that the knob on the right was actually a knob. It was the angle it was turned.

From the linkie above:
Noah Harvey Patent Oct 18, 1881 #248,463

-- "woodworker with an asterisk"

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