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05-06-2015 11:50 PM

Topic tags/keywords: strange tool insert tool

Went to habitat restore today and found this tool. No idea what it is for but couldn’t resist buying it knowing that someone here would know what it is. It looks like it would inject something into something else. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.


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#1 posted 05-06-2015 11:53 PM

Perhaps a saddle maker tool

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#2 posted 05-07-2015 11:22 AM

Thanks cabmaker. You gave me a place to start now as I can ask some of the Amish around here. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#3 posted 05-07-2015 12:18 PM

I believe it’s a rug tufting tool.

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#4 posted 05-07-2015 05:53 PM

An apple corer?

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#5 posted 05-08-2015 12:07 AM

https://img0.etsystatic.com/000/0/6600299/il_570xN.317569544.jpg

It’s listed at the above address as a Speed Tufting Tool. I believe they are also called punch hooks.

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#6 posted 05-08-2015 11:59 AM

Mystery Solved! Thanks bold1 and for the others thanks for your thoughts, you had me going. No wonder I didn’t know what it was, never made rugs. larry

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#7 posted 05-08-2015 12:08 PM

And here I thought it was a camping frying pan handle!

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#8 posted 05-08-2015 12:11 PM

007…sounds reasonable to me. :P

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#9 posted 05-09-2015 12:03 AM

Now that you have the right tool for it, you may want to become a hooker.

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#10 posted 05-09-2015 03:52 AM

Shank. Definitely a shank..

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#11 posted 05-09-2015 03:29 PM

Ha Ha bold1, I can only think of two possible meaning of that and neither one catches my interest. :)

-- Just a barn cat, now gone to cat heaven.

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#12 posted 05-09-2015 04:35 PM

Thanks for sharing. Great find.

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#13 posted 05-09-2015 04:36 PM



Shank. Definitely a shank..

- fuigb

I don’t often kill people, but when I do, I use a rug tufting tool.

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#14 posted 05-09-2015 11:59 PM

That would really hurt!!!!

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#15 posted 05-10-2015 01:12 AM

My understanding is that during the Civil War someone asked, Who are they? about some shady women that were living in camp. The reply was, Oh they’re Hooker’s, referring to them belonging to Union General Hooker. And I think it was Mother Dexter that said, that her boss said, she was the best hooker he ever had (at the rug factory)

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