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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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554 days ago

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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Jonathan

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#1 posted 554 days ago

Maybe a masonry tool?

Do you have a picture of the underside?

-- Jonathan, Denver, CO "Constructive criticism is welcome and valued as it gives me new perspectives and helps me to advance as a woodworker."

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muleskinner

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#2 posted 554 days ago

Just a guess, but maybe for texturing plaster?

-- Visualize whirled peas

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ShaneA

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#3 posted 554 days ago

Jamb saw?

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#4 posted 554 days ago

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

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#5 posted 554 days ago

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.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#6 posted 554 days ago

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.

-- Loyd, San Angelo, TX http:www.moorewoodenboxes.com

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#7 posted 554 days ago

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 554 days ago

It’s a Doohickey!

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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muleskinner

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#9 posted 554 days ago

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.

-- Visualize whirled peas

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SebringDon

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#10 posted 554 days ago

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. :)

-- Don

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Dan'um Style

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#11 posted 554 days ago

tile trowel

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#12 posted 554 days ago

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Sawdustonmyshoulder

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#13 posted 553 days ago

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.

-- Makin' Sawdust!!!

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#14 posted 553 days ago

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

-- Mike

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#15 posted 553 days ago

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.

-- Bernie: It never gets hot or cold in New Hampshire, just seasonal!

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