Show Off Your Unusual Tool, If You Have One.

rick81721

Well-Known Member
#22
Anyone know what this thing is? Think I got it from my uncles house we were cleaning out. He had a bunch of metal working tools. Foot for size reference:

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Kaleidopete

Well-Known Member
#25
A tool for removing adenoids (throat)
You insert the bucket and position it just below the offending adenoid.
Raise the bucket up and push the lever which moves the razor edge cutter,
thereby sniping the adenoid off and catching it in the bucket.
No. I've never done this.

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Karate Monkey

Well-Known Member
#26
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From the top:

Felt bushing 'reamers' (files, really)
Hammer 'puller' for removing the hammers/shanks from an upright piano
Steinway wire bending tool (specifically for backstops on upright pianos, but usable elsewhere)
Mostly wire-bending tools, and a handful of specific screwdrivers/wrenches for pianos (necessity is the mother of invention)
A tuning 'hammer' (so called, since the factory tool was used to drive tuning pins into the pin block with a hammer)
A mute for silencing high strings during tuning
A block for propping the lid of an upright piano off the wall/piano/you while tuning
Old power drill. Yes, it still works, and I suspect, will continue to work far after I'm dead (it's on its third generation, currently).
Tool specifically for extracting XTR cranks, extant for only one generation. One side installs, one removes. Note the through drilled hole, for slipping a 5mm hex key through for leverage while installing/loosening.
Modern, high-quality hanger alignment tool. Not special, just most don't see these, I would imagine.
A pistol-grip, ratcheting screwdriver made by Schröder for Craftsman. The Germans were obsessed with ergonomics before it was a 'thing'.
 

taylor185

Active Member
Team MTBNJ Halter's
#36
AKA: Bench Dog
cause of the sound they make setting/removing
not to start an argument but bench dogs are what you place in a bench hole so you can clamp or push against it. holdfasts are the clamp. to start a real argument: do you prefer your dogs round or square? wooden or metal?
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fidodie

Well-Known Member
Staff member
#37
not to start an argument but bench dogs are what you place in a bench hole so you can clamp or push against it. holdfasts are the clamp. to start a real argument: do you prefer your dogs round or square? wooden or metal?
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i'll defer - just something i recalled from shop 100 yrs ago. looks like it was a miss.
my woodworking always includes lots of caulk to hide the joints......