|Forum topic by SkyKing||posted 03-01-2015 08:13 PM||3007 views||0 times favorited||34 replies|
03-01-2015 08:13 PM
Hi, woodworking people; I just joined to try to figure out what this item is in my house…I found out this is the #1 woodworkers’ forum on the ‘net.
I’m not a woodworker, I’m a mechanical engineer. My wife and I bought this house about a year and a half ago, and found a former woodworking shop in one room in the basement.
Along one wall were very nicely built racks holding vast, vast amounts of various hardwoods (I could tell they were hardwoods somehow), some cabinetry and many power outlets all over the room. Turns out our new neighbor said, yes, one of the former owners was a serious, big time woodworker.
Well, I know a guy who is also a sometime woodworker and he came and went crazy over all the hardwood boards and trim and blocks, etc. I said it’s yours of you take it so I can reclaim this room for firearms maintenance, a cartridge reloading bench, etc.
On one of the benches there was this “fixture”, which, given the context of the former use of the shop, must be some kind of wood-working device or fixture. My friend didn’t recognize it; neither did family members to whom I sent a pic.
Does anybody here know what this is???
Pic attached…notice a “shadow” on the bench where there might have been a different part at one time, that kept it unworn and clean.
Sorry the pic came in sideways…the keys are in there for scale. The thing is screwed to the bench top.
What is this?
-Kevin in Catonsville, MD
-- -Kevin in Catonsville, MD