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Wayne

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1064 days ago

I would love to pick the brains of you ladies and gentleman, I bought an old “lot” of tools and Im not too sure on a couple of them.
1) I believe is a shaper head?


If so, any good ideas? considering I do not have a shaper.

2) No idea on this one


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#1 posted 1064 days ago

oops, one more
3) no clue at all

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#2 posted 1064 days ago

First pic is a molding head you use on a table saw. And the last pic is an ice chipper less the handle. It was used back when the ice man made deliveries to your house. That other thing….. looks like a tool to pull a thread or wire through a hole… you got me. Might help if we could read the brand mame better.
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#3 posted 1064 days ago

I think the first pic looks like a molding head cutter for a table saw. I dont know about the second one.

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Wayne

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#4 posted 1064 days ago

2nd tool says “crescent tool ST. Louis MO”

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#5 posted 1064 days ago

Can you measure the bore on that cutterhead?

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#6 posted 1063 days ago

Looks like a tuck pointer to me

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#7 posted 1063 days ago

poopiekat- It would be 5/8” diameter.

Gary- As in masonry?

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#8 posted 1063 days ago

I was also thinking a tuck pointer. Use it to put new mortar in the joints on a brick structure.
The first is a molding head as someone said. Make molding on your table saw. The last ? Ice chipper ? Don’t know. Never seen one. Why not an ice chipper…..ha

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#9 posted 1062 days ago

Im not really sure what sizes a tuck pointer is available in. Seems a little small to me for masonry work.

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#10 posted 1062 days ago

Well, landog I might agree with you if you could come up with a convincing answer “to what is it?” We are not sure either but it still looks like a tuck pointing tool. I see masons make their own and they are used frequently. What do you think it should be used for. I don’t think it spreads icing on cakes. Doesn’t look like a putty knive. maybe a gasket scraper?? What is it? It will probably remain a tuck pointer until someone can come up with something better. The tools I see used simply remove or push the mortar off a trowel and press it into the joint. Mortar joints are 3/8” or slightly over on ocassion.

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ksSlim

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#11 posted 1062 days ago

Its a crank neck thingamawhat made by crescent tools in STL Mo???
I can’t find a record of Crescent Tools in STL Mo. try this—http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/crescent-tool.html#history
Seems to be too wide for a tuck point tool or a skew chisel with the edge ground off.

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Wayne

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#12 posted 1062 days ago

I was unable to find anything conclusive in my search. Its soft metal, it came in a lot with some woodworking tools, and leather working tools…..who knows….might become a fishing weight.

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rance

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#13 posted 1062 days ago

It looks like a fine piece of “leav-er-ight”.

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Grandpa

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#14 posted 1061 days ago

I can go with any of those things. It appears too wide for a tuck point but…who knows. It looks like it should have had a handle on the tang. That just makes sense. It isn’t a chisel because the handle wouldn’t last on a tang. It could be a tool for digging but that is a heavy duty flower bed tool. Send a photo to Norm and he will tell you…..LOL

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#15 posted 1060 days ago

Well, I got a little sharp but you offered nothing. It would be like looking at the moon and saying that is the moon so just foget it. No, it can still be the moon unless you have some supporting evidence to show why it just might not be the moon. Are you certain Crescent never made any masonry tools? Maybe a hundred years ago? Studebaker made wheel barrows before they made coverd wagons so are you certain Crescent never made any masonry tools? I have never seen a Crescent masonry tool myself but I have never been in the business.
I worked for a company that tried to shorten meetings. You went to the table and the outline was presented. There was a thumbs up or thumbs down vote. It you voted against and everyone else voted for the idea then you were responsible for bringing the new idea to the table when the next meeting occurred. It cut the meetings down a lot and save an untold amount of time(and money). I feel like you should give us a name for the tool if it is just definitely not a whatchamacallit masonry tool. What is this tool? You slam dunked the ideas and offered no idea of why you thought it wasn’t masonry or what it might be. Give us some help here and don’t be so negative with guys trying to guess about it.
BTW, have a good evening

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