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Forum topic by kxxr posted 09-10-2011 09:48 PM 1240 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2011 09:48 PM

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Greetings All, This is my first post. I’d like to know what this little tool is used for. The pictures show the razor blade attached to the block, which has grooves in the bottom. It must fit over the work piece and be pushed forward to shave the tops off of something. The blade doesn’t reach down far enough to work like a plane would. Does anyone recognize this or is it just a one off that was built for a task long forgotten?
views of front, back and side:

There have been several of us trying to figure it out over on another tool forum with no luck. I though someone here might have an idea. Thanks, kr.

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#1 posted 09-10-2011 10:17 PM

I’ve seen similar home grown devices used by painters to remove paint/sealer/adhesives from window panes.
I would like to try it for cleaning up glue squeeze-out on panel glue ups.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#2 posted 09-11-2011 03:22 PM

LOL It looks like a homemade version of a product that was hawked years ago on late-night TV. It was supposed to trim your hair and avoid an expensive trip to the barber.

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#3 posted 09-11-2011 03:30 PM

Yeah. It got replaced by this:

Charles Manson was a big Flow Bee kind of guy !

I wonder how much better they would work hooked up to a dust collector ? ;=)

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#4 posted 09-11-2011 04:34 PM

I had to create a second account as I could not sign in a second time on my original account, hence the user name difference… but, anyway, I am the op.
So …. a baboon grooming tool then. That may be as close as we ever get. And, saddletramp, I see by your avatar that you were not taken in by that late night t.v. offer ;)
Thanks all!

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#5 posted 09-11-2011 04:41 PM

thats definatly a knibiler …

-- Its not a crack, its a casting imperfection.

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#6 posted 09-12-2011 02:35 AM

My guess is that it would quickly cut small gauge wire or thread to a precise length. Maybe in some kind of loom. Still Chrisstef might be onto something, it could be used to shave knibling pins. -Jack

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