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WHAT IS IT? #1: old tool

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Blog entry by woodsmithshop posted 04-26-2010 04:44 PM 1773 reads 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I found this tool among my Dads’ or Grandfathers’ things, I don’t know which, the handle is spring loaded and returns on its own after being pressed down, the jaws are serrated, and do not close together, there are no markings on it of any kind. does anyone have any idea what is for? it does have a wood base.
here it is wide open

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures104.jpg

another view
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures105.jpg

here it is closed all the way
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures106.jpg

the jaws
http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures107.jpg

http://i723.photobucket.com/albums/ww231/rjs923/1%20what%20could%20it%20be/allpictures108.jpg
I hope someone knows what this is

-- Smitty!!!



13 comments so far

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#1 posted 04-26-2010 04:55 PM

Looks like a device i have for shelling pecans.

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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hObOmOnk

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#2 posted 04-26-2010 05:16 PM

Looks like a wine cork compressor or swager.

-- 温故知新

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#3 posted 04-26-2010 05:57 PM

My gess is it cuold be a divice to hold wull when you divide it just before carding

or a divice to hold a skin while you tanning it

Dennis

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patron

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#4 posted 04-26-2010 06:56 PM

here you go smitty ,
I found this tool among my Dads’ or Grandfathers’ things, I don’t know which, the handle is spring loaded and returns on its own after being pressed down, the jaws are serrated, and do not close together, there are no markings on it of any kind. does anyone have any idea what is for? it does have a wood base.
here it is wide open

another view

here it is closed all the way

the jaws


I hope someone knows what this is

—Smitty!!!

i don’t know what it is ,
but it sure looks like a hard way to peel a potato !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#5 posted 04-26-2010 06:57 PM

P.E.W. & J.A. Blake nut cracker
Pat. 1853

-- dumpster diver delux

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woodsmithshop

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#6 posted 04-26-2010 09:12 PM

ok Lucky Dawg, thanks, but where did you get this info, the jaws don’t close enough to crack some nuts,
do you have some link for this, I would like to know more about it

-- Smitty!!!

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#7 posted 04-26-2010 10:55 PM

I wouldn’t use that old rusty thing to crack my nuts

-- We all must start somewhere in our journey of doing what we love to do.

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David "Lucky Dawg" Brown

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#8 posted 04-26-2010 11:23 PM

I actually found it on EBAY!
I searched antique tools and found one!
If you have email I can send you some pics
luckyrider13@yahoo.com is mine!

WhoDat-Exactly atleast not without a tetnis shot!

-- dumpster diver delux

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woodsmithshop

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#9 posted 04-26-2010 11:43 PM

Greg, it is not rusty, I don’t think it would crack small nuts anyway. lol

-- Smitty!!!

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#10 posted 04-27-2010 12:37 AM

I have seen something like that before, but danged if I can remember what it was used for. A farriers tool for making horse shoes gives me a tingle but that’s it. I would try and head in the direction of Blacksmithing though.

-- I still have all my fingers

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#11 posted 04-27-2010 01:36 AM

My mom uses this tool to crack hickory nuts. Don’t really want the jaws to come together. It would mutilate the meat of the nut.

-- Gary

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woodsmithshop

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#12 posted 04-27-2010 02:22 AM

thanks a lot guys, it is a nut cracker, thanks to Lucky Dawg, and now Bureaucrat

-- Smitty!!!

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#13 posted 04-29-2010 09:26 PM

It’s one of those what-cha-call-its to fix the doom-a-fach-it.

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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