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10-14-2019 12:04 AM

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Help. I bought a house and the former owner was a hangman. On his workbench he left this attached and I have no idea what it is.

-- Measure with a micrometer, mark with a crayon, cut it with a chainsaw.

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#1 posted 10-14-2019 12:10 AM

Looks like the bench grinder tool rest from Veritas (or a clone?):

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#2 posted 10-14-2019 12:56 AM

Obviously the hangman mingled in other jobs,
This is the pedal that pulls the pin out to drop the blade on a guillotine.

Or it could just be a tool rest.

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#3 posted 10-14-2019 12:57 AM

A hangman, you say?

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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#4 posted 10-14-2019 02:56 AM

yeah hangman? can you define that term a little better!

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 10-14-2019 03:10 AM

It look like a leaver right. As in leaver right where it is. :)

Good Luck

-- Aj

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#6 posted 10-14-2019 06:34 AM

As soon as I saw it, grinder came to mind. I’m with the Klutz

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#7 posted 10-14-2019 02:21 PM

Ayup, grinder tool rest.

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#8 posted 10-14-2019 05:04 PM

He must have clamped the grinder to the bench right behind it.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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