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Jay Angler wrote:The raddle came with a heap of loom parts and some things which I don't recognize. Since you guys did so well with the raddle, do you have *any* clue what the pieces of wood in the picture below could be? There are 16, some have bolt holes, not all the same length, but seem to have pairs or 4-somes that are the same length.



I'm afraid I can't think of a thing that it could be, sorry.
 
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An old french tool we saved from the landfill. We knew what it was when we saw it at the bottom of the skip. Can you guess what it's for?!
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Looks like it a tool that allows grass/hay/straw to be layed down lenghtwise through the hoop and then compressed it into a tight bundle by pulling down the handle and held in place at a set point with a pin that fits into one of the holes. It is then lashed and then released to begin the next one.  
Totally pulling all of this out of my (clean) butt :)
 
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Gerry Parent wrote:Looks like it a tool that allows grass/hay/straw to be layed down lenghtwise through the hoop and then compressed it into a tight bundle by pulling down the handle and held in place at a set point with a pin that fits into one of the holes. It is then lashed and then released to begin the next one.  
Totally pulling all of this out of my (clean) butt :)


If that isn't what it was made for, it would do that really well!
 
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Well Gerry, I reckon you and the (clean) butt get the points for deducing the mechanics!

It's called a chevalet and it was used here in France for bundling wood for fuel. I found this webpage which shows different designs - the two sticks and a length of rope looks a lot more practical to stow away. We used to borrow a friend's to bundle hazel for firing up our bread oven and it was so much easier to compress springy twigs into a firm bundle aka a fagot (pronounced fag-oh) that would burn longer.

 
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Jay Angler wrote:The raddle came with a heap of loom parts and some things which I don't recognize. Since you guys did so well with the raddle, do you have *any* clue what the pieces of wood in the picture below could be? There are 16, some have bolt holes, not all the same length, but seem to have pairs or 4-somes that are the same length.  



I wonder if they are the wood pieces that the harnesses rest on for a jack loom? I don't have my loom anymore so am trying to visualize and remember...seems like there were pairs of 'lifts' called 'jacks' that were positioned to raise the harnesses. They would be pulled down in the center by the 'lams' by pressing a treadle and that would raise opposite ends and lift the harness (or more than one, depending on the tie up)

The angled cuts at both ends seem odd though?  and I didn't catch how long they are? If that is what they are they would be for an eight harness jack loom and from what appears to be their length, quite a wide loom.

EDIT to add a bit more information about jack looms...

A jack is the part of the loom which is attached on a pivot and is used to raise a shaft. There are usually two jacks for each shaft. When you press on a treadle, the jack pivots, one end going down and the other up, raising a shaft. Shafts only move up and so a jack loom is sometimes called a rising shed loom. Jacks can be placed under the shafts pushing them up, or can be above the shafts on a castle pulling them up.

 https://fiberarts.org/design/articles/jackloom1.php5
 
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I found this in the shed while looking for something else.
I'm fairly certain of what it is used for as the evidence is all over the farm.
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A tine for a plow perhaps?
 
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