What is this (asking for a friend)

Discussion in 'Other Tools' started by Gerald_G, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. PAcanis

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    I figured the notches looking slightly different would account for a slightly different "X". Thus the numbers would correspond to the size you wanted. But there is so little variation that it doesn't seem right for a hand tool. Unless it's to accommodate a different size head you are rapping. Which could be just slightly different in size.

    Did anyone else see that "splash tool" that is used for making a design on the rivet heads used in the making of trunks?
    I don't think this is a splash tool, but I still think it's for moving along and rapping with a hammer, the short leg being used as a guide.
     
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    One of my engineer friends thought the same thing though I don't think he noted the mushrooming. The tool guy did.
     
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    Could it be a tool for crimping sheet metal? I also think it’s only a small part for a larger tool. Going to show my 89 yr old Dad. Him and his dad were cabinet makers and carpenters. I would guess he even has one!! Probably can’t find it! His memory is starting to go. This has me completely hooked!,
     
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    It's obviously a very efficient trap. Looks like its caught forty some in a couple of days.
     
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    I'm fairly confident it is a custom made Thing-a-ma-jig. :confused:
     
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    I think @Red Yeti and @Winterhorse are on the right path. An indexer of some sort. A pin or dimple or something sits in one of the V notches and that ‘index’ can be moved very slightly by changing to one of the other positions.

    Flux capacitor alignment tool.
     
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    You know, :33: some old tool and die maker is probably laughing his head off right now. He made it as a trap. :4:
     
  8. Winterhorse

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    Hey!
    I work at a place that makes gears! I’m going to look at our old gear machines circa 1940 and see if they might have an indexer like that!
    Be with you tomorrow.
     
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    Marked, coming along for the ride.
     
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    I don't know...…… but I sure want one!
     
  11. Winterhorse

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    I checked our machines: Nothing like that on them but all the machinists sort of shrugged and said, "Indexer for something"
     
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    Could it be to check the "set" of saw teeth?? I doubt it would be used to actually set them with no hammer/file marks on it. The numbers may have corresponded to a numbered press to actually set the teeth. Just guessing here...... nothing more or less.
     
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    Not sure what it is, but maybe try posting on practicalmachinist.com forum. Lots of knowledge there, and quite an interesting read if you enjoy machining/manufacturing.
     
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    Can not remember the exact name of it, but it is something for setting the teeth on a saw blade. It is for different lengths of teeth. I think. Been too ago that I talked about one
     
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    This thread has become an obsession for me...I had to keep checking back because I am so doggone curious. Love a good mystery! :)

    Based on what @tomme boy thinks I found a couple of websites you guys may want to check out.
    https://web.archive.org/web/2011101...s/Collecting Saw Sets/Collecting saw sets.htm
    http://members.acmenet.net/~con12a/

    I looked through some of the them when I had a few minutes earlier. I didn't see any that were exactly like what is pictured but it could be a variation. Maybe one of you folks might be able to find it on there.
     
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    Yes, perhaps a various angle tip former for square wrought iron rods.
     
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    It's not super high precision, whatever it is.
    I don't think the geometry is right for a punch, the notches are not very crisp and clean.
    The numbered notches are baffling, because they all appear to be different. If they were not numbered I wouldn't think they were significant, because they look look they they were put in quick and dirty.

    My first thought was it was a piece of some sort of fixture or indexer.
    And old Yates flat belt molder or something.
    But I don't recognize it or have a logical guess.

    I hate puzzles...................
     
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    Thak you! I knew I'd seen one of these before, but couldn't place it! Now it makes me wonder if where I saw it was in my dad's old box of saw tools... will have to look today.
     
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    There it is! :dblthumb: Neato. I've only used lever- and plier-type sets. So do you use this thingy with the saw held in a vise, set the tool on top of a tooth and tap it with a hammer?
     
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    Wow. I knew this was the place to ask. Thanks everyone!
     
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    Thank you @carpenter , now I can sleep tonight. Good on finding it young fellar. joe
     
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    No you won’t, you’ll be up all night searching evil bay and the inter webs to acquire one of your own lol.
     
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    I was thinking I was going to do the same thing but now I think I'll spend my time making something out of wood with numbers and letters, grease stains, old paint and maybe a few copper bands around it then leave it in a good will store. It'll drive someone nuts.

    dave
     
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    Ah Hah!
    I betcha the numbers are Teeth per inch!
     
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    Central joe took the words right out of my mouth; now I can sleep again... :dblthumb:
     
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    Lol! Now that's funny.
     
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    I've got an old man & 1/2 saw that use some work on the teeth. Thanks for the link! I'll have to keep my eye's open at the antique thrift estate sales.....
     
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    Would the numbers correspond to different wire gauge sizes? If so it might be a staple maker
     
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    Delete I just saw the answer. Yep old tools are a trap indeed
     
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    I have a saw...does that mean I need one?? I hope so lol
     
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    I'd guess the numbers are corresponding to the amount of set for the tooth.

    I had a feeling it was something for crosscut saws but I've never seen one like that before.
     
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