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05-20-2013 02:01 PM

Topic tags/keywords: wood handled tool

I’ve had this in my toolbox for a while, it was in my shed when I bought our current house. I don’t know what it is and was hoping someone could help me out.

Thanks for any help you can give

-- LAS, http://www.abettersign.com


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#1 posted 05-20-2013 02:12 PM

Looks like somebody turned a small screwdriver into a small gouge

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#2 posted 05-20-2013 02:34 PM

Luke,

Perhaps it is used for reaming out or enlarging existing holes to a larger size. Kind of like a gimlet, except the smaller hole has already been drilled. The grinding of the metal blade reminds me of a spoon bit used in an old brace to drill holes. I just can’t see one drilling a hole with what appears to originally be an old screwdriver. Seems to be a homemade tool for a very specific task.

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#3 posted 05-20-2013 02:40 PM

“Indestro” is a very common tool manufacturer. I’ve had several Indestro wrenches and sockets over the years, both for home use and at work. Maybe somebody can track down that patent number, though I suspect this handle was removed from the original tool (socket chisel, maybe?) and adapted to that gouge. Kinda looks like that carving tool that is used for carving bird’s eyes details. Good luck!

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#4 posted 05-20-2013 02:44 PM

if it has a flat head – it could have been modified to act as a hand plane screwdriver

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#5 posted 05-20-2013 02:45 PM

That’s a knibbler pin.

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#6 posted 05-20-2013 02:49 PM

it’s a small BIBnut Huller from 1932 they used it to pry dried beanynuts from the bibs of beany babies just funnin, does look like a tiny gouge to me very neat lookin

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#7 posted 05-20-2013 08:09 PM

Going way out on a limb. A crease cutter for plastic base coveing. I have some thing similar with a guide on it.

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#8 posted 05-20-2013 08:15 PM

Spinning top from the 50ies

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#9 posted 05-20-2013 08:17 PM

modified awl?

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#10 posted 05-21-2013 12:42 AM

A blind nail set gouge? Gouge a bit of wood up where you want to nail then glue the wood down over the nail. If it is I never saw one that small.

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#11 posted 05-23-2013 02:35 AM

Here are a couple more pics as I’m realizing the one I provided wasn’t accurate enough. Any clues? I’m thinking it used to have a metal socket that might have went around the wood at some point. But the shape of the tip looks like something specific. Just can’t figure it out. I was thinking there would surely be someone out there that has seen this exact thing and know. Christef – What’s a knibbler pin?

Thanks, Luke

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#12 posted 05-23-2013 04:25 AM

A driver for clutch-head screws? Is it kind of a bowtie profile in cross-section?

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#13 posted 05-23-2013 07:53 PM

It could be, yes it does have a bow-tie shape when looked at from the tip.

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#14 posted 05-23-2013 07:58 PM

House trailer I lived in back in the 70s was full of those screws. Would have been nice to have had that driver back then….

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#15 posted 05-24-2013 04:22 AM

Just go to the Indestro website. You’ll see ‘em there.
http://home.comcast.net/~alloy-artifacts/duro-indestro.html
There’s other helpful websites for Indestro collectors too. Yes, bandit, I don’t think clutch-heads were used on ANYTHING other than mobile homes…..

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