Odd tool...anyone know what it is?

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Forum topic by kedmiston posted 02-13-2012 04:18 PM 2136 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-13-2012 04:18 PM

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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#1 posted 02-13-2012 05:57 PM

My guess is the inspiration for the next Transformers movie!

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#2 posted 02-13-2012 06:02 PM

The original ThighMaster?

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#3 posted 02-13-2012 06:14 PM

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

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#4 posted 02-13-2012 09:12 PM

Thighmaster, llove it LOL

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#5 posted 02-13-2012 09:21 PM

Looks like a smoke grinder to me.

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#6 posted 02-13-2012 09:29 PM

A portable drill press to drill peg holes in logs.

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#7 posted 02-13-2012 09:53 PM

Its a cat skinner.

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#8 posted 02-13-2012 10:07 PM

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.

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#9 posted 02-13-2012 10:31 PM

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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#10 posted 02-13-2012 10:34 PM

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

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#11 posted 02-13-2012 10:45 PM

Looks like a good way to lose a finger.

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