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Forum topic by realcowtown_eric posted 07-29-2013 07:25 AM 935 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-29-2013 07:25 AM

I’ve got a coupla whatsits…....

http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=416
http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=417
http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=418

posted it another listserve, but no joy.

A little buzz, but no joy for info….Hints, guesses, even wild conjecture…whatever

Now here’s another whatsit…....that a buddy found

a set of three photos which pretty much say it all…

http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=420
http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=421
http://www.oldtoolphotos.com/toolphoto.asp?photo=422

My best guess is a pool cue tenon cutter, as I have two more modern devices which seem to be quite similar in function. The old pool afficiandos have been no help.

So once agin I appealled to the millenia of old tool knowledge which I know lurks on the other list, Maybe particularly to them who spent their youth in the applied physics lab (aka as “billiard halls” all the while staying pure and innocent! Maybe I find someone who wasted their innocent youth at the pool hall here….

Buddies help me out…I am losing credibility for being unable to substantiate my best guesses!

Eric in Calgary

-- Real_cowtown_eric


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#1 posted 07-29-2013 09:17 AM

I have seen a tool similar to No1 used in bricklaying, it’s for pressing in and shaping the pointing.
No.2 – no clue

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#2 posted 07-29-2013 09:37 AM

Second looks like a spoke shaper to cut the ends of wooden spokes, a wheelwrights tool.

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#3 posted 07-29-2013 09:49 PM

The 2nd one (pix 420,21, & 22) looks like an old style cutter for window shades.

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#4 posted 07-29-2013 10:50 PM

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#5 posted 07-29-2013 10:57 PM

OK! You win. Best “I don’t know” I’ve seen.
I don’t know, but the old school guys do have a method for stuff.
Keep it goin’!
Bill

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#6 posted 07-29-2013 11:19 PM

In the second item,

The helical head looks similar to a pencil sharpeners cutter. Is that a sharp blade or is it a helical gear?

BJ

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#7 posted 07-30-2013 02:03 AM

The second item has been tentatively ID as a taylor pool cue tenon cutter, which was my best guess as to application., but the ID is still not with 100% certainty. I’m gonna try and liberate it from my buddy to join my others in the “pool cue tool” collection.

The first item is not likely a mason’s joint raker, and the reason I’m saying that is that it shows no signs of wear that any concretisious material would inevitably incur, but who knows, it could be a precision mason’s joint raker.

I love this stuff! Spend 15 or 20 bucks on the “unknown tool and get a hunnerd bucks of fun trying to figure it out.

Bill, you gotta share yer opinions with my wife someday. Maybe she’ll listen to you!

Some of my oldtool buddies at the flea market tried to do an intervention and prevent me from buying another unknown tool this week, cause I hadn’t ID’d the first wheeled on. They didn’t succeed, cause I showed em it was just a file holder for a saw sharpener!

Eric in Calgary

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#8 posted 07-30-2013 02:29 AM

The first item is a Viking longship main sail tightening bracket that was called a togasegl by the Nordic seafarers. It is the grandfather of the modern-day ratchet strap. The one shown was a truly advanced design for its time.

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#9 posted 07-30-2013 02:45 AM

If you comprehend swedish, you’ll totally understand if I say that I ain’t buying that “javelacrit”

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#10 posted 07-30-2013 03:01 AM

My favourite comprehension of Swedish are consuming those meatballs. But I hear you.

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#11 posted 07-30-2013 03:30 AM

did you google “javelacrit”?

love the feedbak and jocularity!

Eric

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