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Forum topic by Mark75 posted 06-06-2016 06:14 AM 1054 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2016 06:14 AM

So I found another tool in my auction pile. Can someone help identify this for me?
It’s 9.75” long, 7/16” diameter. One end is tapered and is hollow for about 2”but no clean out flutes or hole. See pics. Thanks!



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#1 posted 06-06-2016 11:53 AM

End is sharpened like a leather/gasket punch.

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#2 posted 06-06-2016 12:45 PM

Might have been someone’s home-made leather punch.

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#3 posted 06-06-2016 01:59 PM

That was my thoughts. Leather punch. But it is only hollow for 2” would get plugged up after. Even if it’s a curving tool. Just thought I would see if anyone may have recognized it for a specific purpose. Thanks.

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#4 posted 06-06-2016 06:02 PM

My guess is it’s a tool that was home made for a special purpose; not a store bought tool.

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#5 posted 06-06-2016 06:05 PM

I agree with everybody else on the leather punch :)

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#6 posted 06-06-2016 06:24 PM

It’s Harry Potter’s broken wand – the hollow space held the phoenix feather! Oops, sorry wrong website. :)

I have seen similar tools used to punch holes in stacks of paper, then they use a pick to dig the paper out of the tube – but the size looks a bit large for that purpose. My grandfather was a handyman who made lots of his own tools for specific purposes – or he adapted other tools to suit his needs (he modified a set of dental tools to use for repairing clocks). So MrRon sounds right – a homemade tool for a specific purpose.

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