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02-22-2013 02:42 AM

Topic tags/keywords: antique tools antique saw ice folding

I bought this item this week and wondering if any of you all had seen one of these.

The handle folds back for what seems to be for compactness.

Here is the item folded.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!


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#1 posted 02-22-2013 02:48 AM

Maybe a masonry tool?

Do you have a picture of the underside?

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#2 posted 02-22-2013 02:48 AM

Just a guess, but maybe for texturing plaster?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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#3 posted 02-22-2013 02:49 AM

Jamb saw?

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#4 posted 02-22-2013 02:56 AM

A knotched trowel slept with a pie server… You use it to spread chunky thighs!

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#5 posted 02-22-2013 02:59 AM

I don’t have the item in hand but there is a large rivet beneath so I don’t know if it could be a flush saw.

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#6 posted 02-22-2013 03:03 AM

Looks like an older version of my saw I use to trim off the bottoms of door jambs in order to slide tile or fake wood flooring under the jamb. Designed to cut on both push and pull stroke, left or right and no set to minimize the saw kerf.

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#7 posted 02-22-2013 03:09 AM

Early jamb saw would be my guess, too. The swivel handle looks like it was made to allow the saw into tight spaces.

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#8 posted 02-22-2013 03:19 AM

It’s a Doohickey!

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#9 posted 02-22-2013 03:22 AM

That would be the most knuckle busting jamb saw ever created. The first time it folded on me I’d chuck it over the fence.

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#10 posted 02-22-2013 03:23 AM

I don’t know for sure what it is, but my dad kept one in the shop that we used when we were laying tile in the house, and some brick for patio flower beds. It may have had another intended purpose; dad was good at repurposing. :)

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#11 posted 02-22-2013 03:41 AM

tile trowel

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#12 posted 02-22-2013 04:02 AM

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#13 posted 02-22-2013 12:50 PM

Look at the shape of the teeth. They are triangular and slope on both sides. They don’t look like rip teeth or crosscut teeth.

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#14 posted 02-22-2013 12:56 PM

Trowel for spreading mastic and the like. The angle of it suggests it is used for tight corners.

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#15 posted 02-22-2013 02:33 PM

I’m with Scotsman9 – I watched my uncle walk around on stilts for hours at a time making those ceiling swirls with a tool just like that. He would switch the blade, long point out for the corners and most of the time the blade was backwards and with the twist of his wrist – voila – the half circle.

Madts – they didn’t call it a Doohickey, they called it a thing-a-majig or a whos’ma-dad.

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