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Wind surfing/ sail board

The round bit is the joint where the sail attaches to the board.  The other part is to hook your harness to the sail (when going straight) so you don't wear out your arms.

 
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If thats it, i had it with surf sailing. Couldnt think of proper name.
 
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Eureka! That one part is called the mast base. It's simply a strong universal joint. Will let someone else decide who officially won. Close call. Wayne was right, Peter was more right. This is a strange new era ... participation trophies for all?
 
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Lol. I didnt know what it was, what it did . Just guessed what it was used on.

Peter ftw!
 
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Anne Miller wrote:Is it this:



Home Brew Airlock

It also is used in a venturi type system (upside down) to deliver medicine via aerosol for a breathing treatment.
 
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From my deceased parent's barn: This may be easy... or not
The tool in the black outline is what?
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theresa tulsiak wrote:It also is used in a venturi type system (upside down) to deliver medicine via aerosol for a breathing treatment.


Oh interesting! Wonder if I can buy my fermenting airlocks cheaper if I look at medical supply places....?
Thank you for an odd idea!
 
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Brian Rodgers wrote:From my deceased parent's barn: This may be easy... or not
The tool in the black outline is what?


Hmm... got a better picture of it? Hard to figure out the shape...
 
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And while I'm thinking about it, the parachute pull from the start of this game, the last thing posted about it was someone saying definite ID depended on how big it is (I forget the exact wording) I took another picture of it, with scale, and keep forgetting to post it.
 
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Cool. Was hoping someone would post a left handed bacon stretcher or anything to keep the game going.

That's a reserve parachute ripcord handle. Trust me on that.

The new tool appears to be part of a specialized wood plane but no idea of the exact purpose.


 
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Mike Barkley: I scanned images on the net, I was going to quick photoshop you a left handed bacon stretcher (I LOVE that concept!) found this, looks better than what I would have made... For you, a left handed bacon stretcher!!

For anyone else, what on earth is that? I have no guess :)
Ah ha! Looked at it again as it posted, I DO know what it is! So anyone else, what is it?
And me being me, I want one.
 
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Looks like a hand operated drill.

 
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Look closer at the chuck, where have you seen that type before? I've only ever seen them on one thing...
 
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Nicole Alderman wrote:Dentist drill???


oh, now that thought is going to give me nightmares

Possible it's a hand drill, but I haven't seen that kind of chuck on a regular drill. Maybe it's very old style? Possible I am just not up on all the older types. None of my old hand drills have that kind.
 
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Nightmare territory!!
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

Brian Rodgers wrote:From my deceased parent's barn: This may be easy... or not
The tool in the black outline is what?


Hmm... got a better picture of it? Hard to figure out the shape...


I do now, lol
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Pearl Sutton wrote:Mike Barkley: I scanned images on the net, I was going to quick photoshop you a left handed bacon stretcher (I LOVE that concept!) found this, looks better than what I would have made... For you, a left handed bacon stretcher!!

For anyone else, what on earth is that? I have no guess :)
Ah ha! Looked at it again as it posted, I DO know what it is! So anyone else, what is it?
And me being me, I want one.



Could it be a wire twister? Like fencing onto fence posts?
 
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Grease gun?
 
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That Jim Bode site has some excellent old tools. Not his normal type of tool but how about an egg beater or wisk?
 
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I may be wrong, it may be a drill type I don't recognize, but I have only seen that type of chuck on sewer snakes...
That's my guess :) If I'm wrong I'd say it's a drill that takes the square type brace bits (I have a bunch of those, I want that thing, whatever it is!) (not the sewer snake, have those, they are nowhere near as cool as the left handed bacon stretcher!)




And unrelated: Awesome dumpster kill to show off!!  I love the random reward sport of trash picking and thrift stores :)



And if you guys haven't seen the thread I'm running here about thrift store clothes, it's kinda fun to see what I do to some of the things I drag home.
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And I still have few guesses on Brian's thing. Clamps something in place, but that's all I can guess.
 
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Is Brian's thing something to hold together standing seam metal roofing (or the like) while it's crimped/fastened/soldered further down the roof?
 
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hmmmm. If one end of the bacon was rolled up & inserted into the chuck then the handle was cranked counterclockwise ... or ... maybe not.
 
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Brian's device looks like it might be a wire splice. Perhaps for a lightning rod ground wire???
 
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Mike Jay wrote:Is Brian's thing something to hold together standing seam metal roofing (or the like) while it's crimped/fastened/soldered further down the roof?

 That is brilliant, but I can't verify it, because I really don't know, and now that you said that I really really don't know, smiles. Technically what you suggest fits better than a tool vice, because there is no adjusting for different width tools.
 
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That IS a brilliant guess, and I vote with it! YAY Mike Jay!! (Pending someone who actually knows for certain...)
 
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Yay, I got one!!!   Kind of...  Unless anyone else knows what it really is....  
 
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Learned something new trying to figure out for sure what the drill type device was. Did find a few old drills (braces) with that type of chuck but the drive mechanisms weren't quite the same. Then stumbled across these. Not quite what they appear to be. Seemed interesting.
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I'm pretty sure Brian's tool is a saw tooth jointer (or maybe "joiner"). It holds a file to make sure a handsaw's teeth are all the same length before sharpening them with a triangle file.

I don't know what those pistol looking things are, maybe they tested the gunpowder some how? It looks like it has some sort of meter on it.
 
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Correct. They are black powder testers. They needed to know how strong it was so they knew how much to load.
 
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I went to Dad's barn again first is an overall view of the trays of beauties
The next is the "What is it?"

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That is a saw tooth setter, for bending the teeth on a saw blade to make the kerf wider and the saw cut easier.

It is a different adjusting mechanism than the two I have, probably a good bit older; the wedge shaped part slides up and down, and the top adjustable part moves and locks to exactly fit the thickness of the saw blade. The farther up the wedge moves, the longer the teeth it can handle. (The actual tooth bender is hidden inside the shell, and is pushed against the flat part of the wedge when the handle is squeezed. The blade sits at the wedge angle to the tool, and the tooth is bent plumb.)
 
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Yay Glenn! Apple for you!

The problem with this game is I end up with a shopping list... "ooh, I want one of those!" And I do. I have a bunch of handsaws (30 or so) and I want one of those. I know how to sharpen the blades, never thought about the kerf set. Since I am a low upper body strength female, easier cutting would be a good thing.
 
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Glenn Herbert wrote:That is a saw tooth setter, for bending the teeth on a saw blade to make the kerf wider and the saw cut easier.

It is a different adjusting mechanism than the two I have, probably a good bit older; the wedge shaped part slides up and down, and the top adjustable part moves and locks to exactly fit the thickness of the saw blade. The farther up the wedge moves, the longer the teeth it can handle. (The actual tooth bender is hidden inside the shell, and is pushed against the flat part of the wedge when the handle is squeezed. The blade sits at the wedge angle to the tool, and the tooth is bent plumb.)


Yes, amazing.
No wonder I couldn't see the action. thank yo for this precision description Glen.
There is a wealth of knowledge out here. Over on BYAP Nhibbo also nailed it with Shapleigh diamond edge saw set pliers.
There are two more oddities in this collection. I'll post up ASAP.
 
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Here is another unknown item from the boxes of relics I found in Pappy's barn
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Not sure what that's supposed to cut, I'd try them on sheet metal if I had them.
 
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I'm guessing that is a barbed wire cutter. Sure looks like it has some serious leverage.
 
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Hmm?
No scratch makes from barb wire or metal cutting anywhere on it. Plastic handles,  no spring return. I have one answer from my newsletter that sounds highly likely. So I'll let this simmer here.  
Sitting in an Optometrist's chair a few days ago the doctors said, "Okay now cover your right eye and continue guessing."
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