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Guess the tool...

  1. Nov 21, 2016 #1
    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcSX4yYCPLZDkVygtFE5xECEYzW3BRVRbL0_XozDeiOwMvFA2MkTRQ.jpg

    Use and design.

    Ancient but still in use.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2016 #2

    Nidum

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    Adze
     
  4. Nov 21, 2016 #3
    Correct, put more farm boys in hospital than any other hand tool.

    Why square the handle? That is almost never seen on other similar tools.
     
  5. Nov 21, 2016 #4

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    Helps to prevent rotation of the tool shaft in users hands . More often oval in section but same reason .
     
  6. Nov 21, 2016 #5
    upload_2016-11-22_6-44-2.jpeg

    Can't be the full story cos this similar looking tool used for another app is never seen with a squared handle.
     
  7. Nov 21, 2016 #6

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    If it's...
    It's a mattock ...

    I've never seen a pulaski with a square handle, either...
     
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  8. Nov 21, 2016 #7

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    Lol... OK, disregard post # 6... I thought we were guessing tools... :blushing:
     
  9. Nov 21, 2016 #8
    Interesting, the Pulaski images I found all have circular handles??
     
  10. Nov 21, 2016 #9

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    I'm not sure the handle is actually square... the handle end is square, but that's to retain the head.
    A square handle would be really hard to use... I mean, a shovel handle won't even fit my hands... :oldbiggrin:
    It might be, I tried to enlarge the picture... we'll see if it worked.

    adze-various(1).jpg

    Yeah, the handle looks more or less round or oval to me...?

    Original picture come from here ...?
     
  11. Nov 21, 2016 #10
    I wasn't very clear, I was referring to how the handle and head of the adze are coupled.
     
  12. Nov 21, 2016 #11
    test 2:

    this device had a lot of antique dealers stumped on an antique show I watched.

    any guess, bit harder than the last. be obvious when you know.

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRRPFC6Yk9dIqunSQjJfj0VTYFBFhcRW_23A1mc5WEUa3_Q9tLG.jpg

    here is a modern one with dimensions;

    images?q=tbn:ANd9GcTrhCDcoiUdMm7aDw32nwLr1dHtRNsiWF6Xx8bb4VfQpRQJUmV_yg.jpg
     
  13. Nov 21, 2016 #12

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    If it is what I think it is it is part of something called a stitching horse. I have built one. It is used in leather craft. I believe they are typically mounted to a chair/bench affair and that whole assembly is called a stitching horse. The leather is clamped in the vise and the awl/needle and thread are pushed through the leather. Usually the jaws of the vise are positioned on the seat so that if you leaned ahead your nose could be tightened in the vise from the sides. The lower pic shows the base going off to the side so I would assume it is designed to mount to a workbench or something instead of mounted to a chair. I built one over 30 years ago and it is still used by the owner several times a week.
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    Edit: I wonder if the lower pic has a swivel on the base. Almost looks like it.

    https://www.google.com/search?q=stitching+horse&biw=1280&bih=623&tbm=isch&imgil=iFmV4g3dlDmFXM%3A%3Bo5r-74c0bhm1WM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fwww.cascity.com%252Fforumhall%252Findex.php%252Ftopic%252C36076.0.html&source=iu&pf=m&fir=iFmV4g3dlDmFXM%3A%2Co5r-74c0bhm1WM%2C_&usg=__PorGaEzeZyZ6lEQoxSx0xmAtATE=&ved=0ahUKEwi7s7TonLvQAhVI7IMKHSPXDSoQyjcIKg&ei=G6EzWPu5G8jYjwSjrrfQAg#imgrc=_
     
  14. Nov 21, 2016 #13

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    Ah, got it... :ok:
     
  16. Nov 21, 2016 #15

    full marks, a leather stitching vice.

    the chances a member guessed it and has actually built one - good job.
     
  17. Nov 21, 2016 #16
    who's putting up the next hand tool to guess?
     
  18. Nov 21, 2016 #17

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    ps%3A%2F%2Ftse1.mm.bing.net%2Fth%3Fid%3DOIP.M9b934a97ca0a40665ffe74ba927df7ebo0%26pid%3D15.1&f=1.jpg

    Made of hardwood and leather. What is it for?
     
  19. Nov 21, 2016 #18
    is used to mount sandpaper on?
     
  20. Nov 21, 2016 #19

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  21. Nov 21, 2016 #20

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    It seems there's not a lot of trial, so here is the answer:

    It is a slapper for metalworking

     
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