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A new "Can You Name This Gizmo?" thread

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by RoscoeElegante, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. Peegoo

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    If you're into this sort of stuff, there's a subreddit called WhatIsThisThing, where people post pics of all kinds of stuff asking what the thing is.

    About a year ago someone posted a picture of "an old wooden box I found in my recently-deceased granddad's basement that has some rolled-up oily cardboard tubes that have a really strong chemical smell." I advised them to call the local fire department, and to not touch or move the things because they could be dynamite...as dynamite breaks down the nitro can become extremely unstable and explode if handled. The next day the poster reported the police and fire responded and determined the stuff was dynamite and removed it. Yikes.

    Here: https://www.reddit.com/r/whatisthisthing/
     
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    This twig could save my life - what have I been using it for?
    49878390703_30dc79027c_c.jpg Clue: I live in a semi-rural area...
     
  3. Alamo

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    Throw it to the dogs to chew on, instead of you?
     
  4. Peegoo

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    A paleo-centric kubotan?
     
  5. Piggy Stu

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    Ok, so the metal thing is threaded, and the handle on it is also threaded... But the cone slides freely, like a slide hammer

    The thing with the wooden handle is w shaped in cross section, and the tip of the handle unscrews, moving apart the peg near the handle. The 2 pegs are about as far apart as a hacksaw blade's holes

    Each is about 12 inches

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  6. ale.istotle

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    The thing with the wood handle looks like it would be a back saw with replaceable blades - absent the blades.

    I agree the other one looks to be a slide hammer, but for what?
     
  7. ping-ping-clicka

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    whoopie! wow! that's a keeper
     
  8. Piggy Stu

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    Could you please explain to my dim friend what a back saw is. I of course know, but cannot think of a good way to explain it. He is so stupid he thinks it is to saw backs
     
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    Does anyone have a photo of the classic TDPRI puzzling hand tool?
     
  10. ale.istotle

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    A saw with a reinforcement on the non-cutting edge to keep it rigid during use. Used for mitres, tenons, dovetails, fret slots, etc.
    They sell modern versions where you can flip the handle. Maybe yours is an obsolete version of that.

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  11. Piggy Stu

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    Nah: I should send a cross section picture of a big inch wide W shape next to a saw blade
     
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  12. ale.istotle

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    Oh well. I tried.
     
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    Renouncing Heresy?
     
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  14. Alamo

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    sure :)

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    Old glass turned green over time like the glass insulators on phone poles.
     
  16. JohnnyJumpUp

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    Is that Pie compass? I can see that it would be used to crimp the outer edge of pies of various radiusssuses. They were very popular with the old time railroad gangs for making Moose Poopie Pie in the cook caboose for the crew's dinner time. It's a well-known fact!
     
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  17. tintag27

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    No, but the aim of it is to protect myself, so that is on the right track...
     
  18. jbmando

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    Nope. Faucet cartridge puller, probably from Moen.
     
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    Essentially the same thing but the scale is different. Oh well...
     
  20. jbmando

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    Maybe, but I've never seen a valve stem puller with a T-handle. Also, a valve stem puller simply unscrews the valve stem. This thing uses the power of the threads to actually extract the cartridge as you tighten the big outer hex shaped thing behind the T-handle.

     
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