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kedmiston

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893 days ago

Hey LJ friends,

My brother-in-law landed this fancy tool at an estate sale or something recently and we’ve had a devil of a time figuring out what it is. I’m pretty sure it’s not woodworking-related, but I know there is a vast amount of knowledge in this LJ group and thought I’d see if anyone out there might have an idea. ??

Thanks for the help!


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ddockstader

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#1 posted 893 days ago

My guess is the inspiration for the next Transformers movie!

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Brett

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#2 posted 893 days ago

The original ThighMaster?

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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rickf16

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#3 posted 893 days ago

Looks painful what ever it is. Why is the dog running away in the last picture?

-- Rick

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cabmaker

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#4 posted 893 days ago

Thighmaster, llove it LOL

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crank49

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#5 posted 893 days ago

Looks like a smoke grinder to me.

-- Michael :-{| “If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.” ― A H

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bandit571

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#6 posted 893 days ago

A portable drill press to drill peg holes in logs.

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NateX

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#7 posted 893 days ago

Its a cat skinner.

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canadianchips

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#8 posted 893 days ago

An old portable drill press used by Railroad company.
All the RR bridges were bolted together.
In this photo it has paint on it yet.

-- "My mission in life - make everyone smile !"

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Loren

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#9 posted 893 days ago

Looks like some kind of beam drill used in heavy timber
construction. It may clamp to round logs or something.
Many of them just clamp to a more or less square beam.

I can’t see any chuck on the machine.

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kedmiston

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#10 posted 893 days ago

Thanks to all for the “words of wisdom”...well, to canadianchips & Loren anyway. As for the rest of ya…LOL

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Brett

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#11 posted 893 days ago

Looks like a good way to lose a finger.

-- More tools, fewer machines.

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