Guess what this is for? Edit: RV Vent tool

  • Advertise with us
Project by TopamaxSurvivor posted 04-28-2010 08:30 AM 5025 views 1 time favorited 54 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prototype/ mockup. Glad I did it. Took 3 tries to get it to work. Should have been a little more careful with measurements and layout. The first was a fuzz too tight. The second almost too loose. Third time is the charm. Glad I just used pine instead of good hardwood.

It is 18” long with a 1” dowel for a handle. About 2 1/2 inches in diameter and the prongs are 1” x 1/4” dowels. Next time I will slant the prongs out about 5 degrees so it doesn’t have to be so precise.

What do you think it is for?

Edit: It is a tool to reach the vents on the RV that are 8 to 9 feet high.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

54 comments so far

View Eagle1's profile


2066 posts in 4344 days

#1 posted 04-28-2010 09:22 AM

A lathe spindal of some sort.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

View Kristoffer's profile


675 posts in 4496 days

#2 posted 04-28-2010 10:13 AM

I haven’t been locked up in a while, but…......

-- Cheers and God Bless

View Ken90712's profile


18081 posts in 4469 days

#3 posted 04-28-2010 10:29 AM

What ever it is must be important to go after it 3 times. Look fwd to the answer! :>)

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

View FloidM's profile


12 posts in 4293 days

#4 posted 04-28-2010 11:07 AM

it’s gotta be some sort of wrench, maybee for something else you built?
never mind, that doesn’t make sence either, i’m stumped

View degoose's profile


7285 posts in 4635 days

#5 posted 04-28-2010 11:47 AM

For turning a tap on and or off from down in the ground..

-- Be safe.

View stefang's profile


17040 posts in 4614 days

#6 posted 04-28-2010 12:05 PM

I think Larry is on to something there and it could also explain the advantage of angling the pins to avoid slippage.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View Sawdust4Blood's profile


408 posts in 4302 days

#7 posted 04-28-2010 12:14 PM

it’s obviously a spaghetti twirler but with those tolerances your spaghetti must really be important to you :-)

-- Greg, Severn MD

View miles125's profile


2180 posts in 5286 days

#8 posted 04-28-2010 12:23 PM

Some sort of indexing tool? Got me stumped.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

View GBS's profile


30 posts in 4987 days

#9 posted 04-28-2010 12:24 PM

I submit that it is:
A tool for punching holes in the sandpaper for a Random Orbit Sander or Palm Sander!?

View toyguy's profile


1769 posts in 5117 days

#10 posted 04-28-2010 12:30 PM

Drive shaft for one of those wood marble machines….......

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

View littlecope's profile


3133 posts in 4782 days

#11 posted 04-28-2010 12:30 PM

Is it a reacher-upper for changing really big light bulbs? ;-)

-- Mike in Concord, NH---Unpleasant tasks are simply worthy challenges to improve skills.

View Bradford's profile


1434 posts in 5103 days

#12 posted 04-28-2010 12:49 PM

Toilet paper holder?

-- so much wood, so little time. Bradford. Wood-a-holics unanimous president

View ND2ELK's profile


13494 posts in 5054 days

#13 posted 04-28-2010 12:49 PM

I think they used one of these when I had my hemorrhoid operation years ago.

-- Mc Bridge Cabinets, Iowa

View JJohnston's profile


1622 posts in 4571 days

#14 posted 04-28-2010 12:59 PM

It’s an alignment tool for the dual wheels on that big ol’ truck you just built the pipe rack for.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

View KnotCurser's profile


2040 posts in 4348 days

#15 posted 04-28-2010 12:59 PM

Well, if the handle was shorter I would go with an alignment tool to put sandpaper on your RO Sander???


-- Robert Rhoades WoodWorks / Email: [email protected] /

showing 1 through 15 of 54 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics