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Forum topic by yag113 posted 11-01-2013 10:39 PM 2209 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-01-2013 10:39 PM

I have an old tool I do not know the purpose of.I’d post a photo but I’m not sure how. It’s old c1910ish. Wood hand and steel or iron blade shaped kind of like a scraper but with a forked edge. Strong tool… blade is thick and totally inflexible. Some sort of scraper or pryer? Someone suggested it was for removing bark from trees prior to milling. Someone suggested it might be for ice. Someone thought upholstery. If someone can tell how to post the photo I will. Super interesting old tool

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#1 posted 11-01-2013 11:14 PM

Hit the brown “img” button when you “Have your say…”, it’s the fourth from the left. Select the pic from where it is on your PC or take a pic w/ your smart phone.

Yeah, I’d like to see what you’re talking about. :-)

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#2 posted 11-02-2013 07:52 PM

Let’s see if that worked! Ice chipper??? For block ice maybe?

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#3 posted 11-03-2013 08:09 PM

Maybe an upholster’s tool? Or perhaps for laying (& tearing up) carpeting?

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#4 posted 11-03-2013 08:51 PM

That’s for ice carving.


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#5 posted 11-03-2013 10:14 PM

It would work great for pulling up carpet tacking strips and I wish I had had it in my hand a while back while trying to remove some 50 year old linoleum off a floor that was apparently glued down with something created by the space program… in other words… this s——was tough! Anyway, I’m thinking it was a tool used for block ice???

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#6 posted 11-04-2013 09:25 PM

Agree with Bill. Ice Carving it is.

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#7 posted 11-04-2013 09:37 PM

back scratcher

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#8 posted 11-04-2013 09:37 PM

Saw one of those at the 2006 Jorvik Festival. That’s a Viking eyebrow comb.

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