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Forum topic by kathmandu posted 10-03-2010 03:55 AM 1569 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-03-2010 03:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: question carving tool

I got these tools at an estate sale a few years ago and never figured out what they were for. They are about 35 inches long. Two have a sharp edge that is perpendicular to the shaft. The other two have two sharp edges roughly parallel to the shaft. Any ideas?


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#1 posted 10-03-2010 04:56 AM

Gonna be one heck of a GOLF game ! lol
They do appear to be handmade tools used to open latches in high places. Some kind of warehouse stuff. (I am only guessing)

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#2 posted 10-03-2010 05:09 AM

I am thinking home made turning tools, bowl gouges.

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#3 posted 10-03-2010 05:55 AM

Back scratchers?

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#4 posted 10-03-2010 07:57 AM

kettle / boilerscrabers
or used by a clay sculpturbuilder


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#5 posted 10-03-2010 03:12 PM

I agree with Dennis…. used for shaping clay pottery during the turning process.

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#6 posted 10-04-2010 07:54 PM

Looks like turning tools for hollowing. Or dental tools for really big mouths.

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#7 posted 10-05-2010 06:05 PM

Maybe shaping tools used in glassblowing?

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#8 posted 10-05-2010 10:17 PM

Thank you all for your ideas and warm welcome to a new member.

Tom1, I think you’re right. I never would have come up with that on my own. Thanks. Two of them do cut on the pull. The best I could come up with was something to smooth the inside of a wooden barrel. But the radii of the tools doesn’t come close to the radius of a barrel. The tool radii match that of a limb pretty well.

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#9 posted 10-06-2010 08:47 PM

glad to know you didn’t fall off the roof

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