Antique Tool Identification

  • Advertise with us

« back to Coffee Lounge forum

Forum topic by yag113 posted 11-01-2013 10:39 PM 1954 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View yag113's profile


28 posts in 1387 days

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

-- Shore Wildlife Rehab

8 replies so far

View Smitty_Cabinetshop's profile


14493 posts in 2338 days

#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. :-)

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

View yag113's profile


28 posts in 1387 days

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

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

-- Shore Wildlife Rehab

View JoeinGa's profile (online now)


7686 posts in 1727 days

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

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

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

View Bill White's profile

Bill White

4733 posts in 3681 days

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

That’s for ice carving.


View yag113's profile


28 posts in 1387 days

#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???

-- Shore Wildlife Rehab

View Rick's profile


8287 posts in 2753 days

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

Agree with Bill. Ice Carving it is.

-- Hope Everyone Is Doing Well! .... Best Regards: Rick

View jumbojack's profile


1672 posts in 2344 days

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

back scratcher

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

View redSLED's profile


790 posts in 1613 days

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

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

-- Perfection is the difference between too much and not enough.

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