LumberJocks

What the heck is this thing?

  • Advertise with us

« back to Hand Tools forum

Forum topic by Airspeed posted 476 days ago 1367 views 0 times favorited 42 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


476 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.

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/


42 replies so far

View Loren's profile

Loren

7223 posts in 2244 days


#1 posted 476 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.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#2 posted 476 days ago

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

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View DIYaholic's profile (online now)

DIYaholic

12861 posts in 1271 days


#3 posted 476 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?

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

3088 posts in 603 days


#4 posted 476 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 :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#5 posted 476 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?

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

3088 posts in 603 days


#6 posted 476 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

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#7 posted 476 days ago

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

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View huff's profile

huff

2780 posts in 1881 days


#8 posted 476 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!

-- John @ http://www.thehuffordfurnituregroup.com

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#9 posted 476 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!

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View pintodeluxe's profile

pintodeluxe

3264 posts in 1409 days


#10 posted 476 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

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#11 posted 476 days ago

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

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View JoeinGa's profile

JoeinGa

3088 posts in 603 days


#12 posted 476 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?

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

View Grandpa's profile

Grandpa

3044 posts in 1272 days


#13 posted 476 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.

View Airspeed's profile

Airspeed

413 posts in 499 days


#14 posted 476 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?

-- http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v655/aaronhero/

View poopiekat's profile

poopiekat

3556 posts in 2331 days


#15 posted 475 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.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

showing 1 through 15 of 42 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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase