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Forum topic by Franzcustoms posted 04-20-2019 08:20 PM 827 views 0 times favorited 13 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2019 08:20 PM

Topic tags/keywords: identify unknown tool


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#1 posted 04-20-2019 09:13 PM

That’s definitely a thingamabob.
It’s used on whatchamacallits (and not the candy kind).
Occasionally use to whack people in head who make silly forum post…..
LOL
Curious now myself , watching.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#2 posted 04-20-2019 09:37 PM

I’m going to make a wild guess and say it is a chisel tool a black smith uses to crease or cut through hot steel.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#3 posted 04-20-2019 10:54 PM

Rusty nails has the weirdest tool collection ever. I would ask him.

I’d use it to chop up chicken.

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#4 posted 04-21-2019 12:24 AM

Hand tool lawnmower chisel from before gas lawnmowers. Just kidding no idea but curious now.

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#5 posted 04-21-2019 12:28 AM

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#6 posted 04-21-2019 12:51 AM

Looks like some sort of wedging device. It’s likely older than a chainsaws vintage but could have been used to wedge for another similar function tool. Maybe.

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#7 posted 04-21-2019 12:57 AM

Maybe used like a Froe?

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#8 posted 04-21-2019 12:58 AM

Never seen one exactly like what you have pictured. But my guess would be a grafting froe. You tap it into the cut off end of a branch or bole to spread it open to insert a graft scion and then tap the other side to release the tool. The ones I’ve seen before have a head on the end like this but on both sides of the wedge(top and bottom). Is it possible that someone ground the one head into a longer wedge for some reason?

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#9 posted 04-22-2019 02:38 AM

This is a broom makers hammer.

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#10 posted 04-22-2019 03:13 AM



This is a broom makers hammer.

- carver88

Just searched and Turns out that is correct, thank you sir, you know your stuff

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#11 posted 04-22-2019 03:39 AM

I think that would look most at home with a brick Mason. Some type of brick wacker, for the times they needed to break bricks

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#12 posted 04-22-2019 05:11 AM


This is a broom makers hammer.

- carver88

Plot twist. I found one similar where a guy uses it as a broom makers hammer, but says its actually an old sailors ice chipping hammer to chip ice from rigging. Looks just like this one

https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=5999492

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#13 posted 04-22-2019 06:48 PM

I think it is for making shingle shakes

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