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Forum topic by rf58 posted 08-17-2009 06:46 AM 2832 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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rf58

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08-17-2009 06:46 AM

I was at an auction the other day and I bid on a tool up to 65 $. Not real sure IF it was a woodworking tool or not…….. I will try to describe it..
First of all I would call it a bench mouted draw knife .??
It was about 6 “ wide with a FIXED DRAW KNIFE LIKE blade facing away from you!
Underneath a 7/8” (ADJUSTABLE up and down) ROLLER.. ( like for the depth of cut….) with finger screws….
ALL CASTED IN TO ONE SOLID UNIT made to fasten to a bench / table = A casted ANGLE IRON base about 2” DOWN AND 2” BACK. A factory made unit.
IN front when you looked at it , inset were 2 thin metal straps running outward from the center only about 5/16 wide ..??
IT LOOKED TO ME LIKE YOU WOULD PUT A PIECE OF WOOD ,BRANCH OR SOMETHING AND PULL IT TWARDS YOU = THE ROLLER WOULD STOP IT FROM GOING TO DEEP.
DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHAT I SEEN.
?

-- rf58, Illinois


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PineInTheAsh

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#1 posted 08-17-2009 07:51 AM

Greetings rf,

Welcome to LJ, you’re gonna like it here.

Bidding at auction for something you know little or nothing about, mmm.
You can send $65. checks over here anytime. I’ll even reimburse postage.

In trying to translate even your excellent description, the old saying must be invoked: One picture is worth a thousand words.

Look forward to reading your comments and seeing your projects.

Cheers and all the best,

Peter

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Toolz

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#2 posted 08-17-2009 03:16 PM

Sound like a bench mounted leather skiver to me. Used to thin belt strips etc.

-- Larry "Work like a Captain but Play like a Pirate!"

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#3 posted 08-17-2009 04:01 PM

Glad to see you took the time to respond. I don’t mind advice on my wood working but not on how or what I spend my money on. If I had a picture I would have sent it. I took a lot of time writing up the description . That was the best I could do.

-- rf58, Illinois

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#4 posted 08-17-2009 08:47 PM

http://www.csosborne.com/no86.htm
This is a leather splitter. It might be what you saw.

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rf58

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#5 posted 08-17-2009 09:57 PM

that is what it was A LEATHER SPLITTER === THANK YOU VERY MUCH
I THOUGHT I NEW EVERYTHING ———- BUT IM STILL LEARNING THANK YOU AGAIN

-- rf58, Illinois

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#6 posted 08-17-2009 10:25 PM

Splitting Machine

Osborne No. 86 – $556.98
This solid splitting machine is the most professional marketed. It has a sturdy cast iron frame. A hollow ground 6” blade is forged of two pieces of steel or inlay instead of steel. Easy fine tuning adjustment for even splitting of any thickness of leather. Instruction sheet provided. For the true professional.

Weight ea
(lbs) UPC No.
7 17052

WELL I SEE WHY IT WENT SO HIGH.

-- rf58, Illinois

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