What is this tool? It's suppsed to be used in church maintenance

  • Advertise with us

« back to Jigs & Fixtures forum

Forum topic by StickmanCliff posted 07-01-2012 08:03 PM 1971 views 0 times favorited 19 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View StickmanCliff's profile


24 posts in 3769 days

07-01-2012 08:03 PM

Can anyone tell me what this tool is used for?

Stickman Cliff

-- Stickman Cliff

19 replies so far

View StickmanCliff's profile


24 posts in 3769 days

#1 posted 07-01-2012 08:17 PM

OOP’s I meant for you to send your responses to me at or call me at 320-293-9364.

-- Stickman Cliff

View a1Jim's profile


117091 posts in 3575 days

#2 posted 07-01-2012 08:17 PM

It’s a antique carpet stretcher.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View 404 - Not Found's profile

404 - Not Found

2544 posts in 2967 days

#3 posted 07-01-2012 08:44 PM

It looks like it may have been used during the Spanish Inquisition…

View Howie's profile


2656 posts in 2921 days

#4 posted 07-01-2012 08:46 PM

If your dentist has one of these in his office….beware….

-- Life is good.

View Bobmedic's profile


379 posts in 2799 days

#5 posted 07-02-2012 12:25 AM

Circumcision tool lol

View StickmanCliff's profile


24 posts in 3769 days

#6 posted 07-02-2012 12:59 AM

Well Jim … I think your’s is the only realistic response or it that just a guess?

The rest of you keep’em coming …. I like your creativity!

-- Stickman Cliff

View ajosephg's profile


1880 posts in 3559 days

#7 posted 07-02-2012 01:39 AM

Could we have larger photos?

-- Joe

View Mainiac Matt 's profile

Mainiac Matt

8044 posts in 2326 days

#8 posted 07-02-2012 02:03 AM

My guess is a wick trimmer for candles that are in high places

-- It’s the knowledge in your head, skill in your hands and motivation to create in you heart that makes you a woodworker. - Mainiac Matt

View MrRon's profile


4769 posts in 3241 days

#9 posted 07-04-2012 06:51 PM

It’s used to extend a collection basket to reach the parishoner.

View OnlyJustME's profile


1562 posts in 2374 days

#10 posted 07-04-2012 08:35 PM

some larger pics and of different angles would be good.

-- In the end, when your life flashes before your eyes, will you like what you see?

View mtenterprises's profile


933 posts in 2691 days

#11 posted 07-05-2012 12:29 PM

I made the pictures bigger but all I can come up with is that it is like a long set of tongs that when opened it will eject what it has picked up. The little “skid” on the bottom of the working end would indicate that whatever this picks up or places and ejects is at that spacific hight. The way it is designed indicates that it is used horazontlally not vertically or more or less like reaching down towards the floor in front of you. Could it be used for some lawn fete game? Placing a card on some sort of ledge?

-- See pictures on Flickr - And visit my Facebook page -

View racerglen's profile


3112 posts in 2778 days

#12 posted 07-05-2012 12:38 PM

Wick trimmer for those highly placed candles ?

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

4929 posts in 3958 days

#13 posted 07-05-2012 02:00 PM

What church? I won’t go there.


View helluvawreck's profile


31071 posts in 2864 days

#14 posted 07-05-2012 02:50 PM

I’ve sent several workers to the hardware store over the years to get building stretchers. Maybe somebody finally found one. ;-|

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View Sawkerf's profile


1730 posts in 3066 days

#15 posted 07-05-2012 03:19 PM

I’m voting with MrRon about extending the collection plate. I vaguely remember seeing something similar when I was a child going to my grandparents church.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

showing 1 through 15 of 19 replies

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics