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Airspeed

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514 days ago

I found this in my driveway recently and can’t figure out what the hell it is! It’s about two inches long, it has spiral threads running all the way down the taper to a 3/4” nut head. I’ve shown it to a lot of people in many proffesions and so far no one knows.

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Loren

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#1 posted 514 days ago

Some type of reamer I reckon…. perhaps for cleaning
junk out of pipe ends.

Could be a center for chucking in a metal lathe 3-jaw
chuck.

It’s actually threaded or stepped?

You can use it as a mandrel too for bending and shaping
metal rings, though it’s a little squat.

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#2 posted 514 days ago

It’s threaded, has one continuous thread from the point to the nut

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#3 posted 514 days ago

I’m thinkin’ “Old West”....
Local Doctor/Barber….
Proctology Exam!!! ;^O

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procratination a bad thing?

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#4 posted 514 days ago

Wow, you just took me on a “Mind trip to the past.”

When I was a kid I worked as a mechanic’s apprentice at a big truck/equipment shop. Any time someone would ask Old Charlie “What is this thing” (whatever they were holding) His answer was ALWAYS the same. “If it was up your azz you’d know!”

SO maybe it’s a butt-plug? :-) LMAO :-)

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Airspeed

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#5 posted 514 days ago

Once I figure that one out I have this object I can’t figure out! It’s made of some sort of painted steel, has a translucent red plastic doohickey on the end and has a fitted case. Any ideas on this one?

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#6 posted 514 days ago

That’s the RED BUTTON that the President is gonna push if that dumbass Kim Wong Dung (or whatever his name is) keeps screwing around over there in Korea

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Airspeed

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#7 posted 514 days ago

Joe, you think? Heck, I’ll push it right now if it will rid the world of Kim un dong wang!

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#8 posted 514 days ago

Airspeed,

Only if you attach a nucluar warhead to your first instrument and insert it in his butt first like joe figured out and then push the red button!

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Airspeed

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#9 posted 514 days ago

I love my country, would die for my country but I refuse to go anywhere Kim’s or any mans rectum. I feel like traitor!

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#10 posted 514 days ago

Water jet nozzles are similar to that. Is the nut threaded, such as to fit a garden hose?

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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Airspeed

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#11 posted 514 days ago

It’s solid steel, no hole on the end just a solid chunk of mystery.

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#12 posted 514 days ago

”just a solid chunk of mystery.”

Ok, seriously this time… Maybe it’s some sort of splitter? Looks like it has a hex end for screwing it in?

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#13 posted 514 days ago

http://shopping.yahoo.com/29181822-thread-repair-tools-2043-tapered-reamer-18-to-12-wa-3-12-blade-length/

IT might be used for straightening threads. The lead thread on an internal thread gets damaged and you get a tool with the correct TPI to cleasn up the starting thread.

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Airspeed

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#14 posted 514 days ago

“Some type of splitter” I seem to keep leaning on that same thought, if so I don’t think it would work on wood with such fine threads but maybe to seperate two pieces of metal?

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#15 posted 514 days ago

Airspeed: Could it be for balancing lawnmower blades after sharpening? Come to think of it, Travolta’s car in the aquaduct racing scene of the movie “Grease” had those things on the lug nuts of his car…. to slice up his opponent, presumably.

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