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What's this tool?

Discussion in 'Tools and Fabrication' started by e9999, Apr 30, 2017.

  1. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    Picked up on a Craigslist run cuz I don't remember seeing one before. Handle is about 3ft long, 1.25" diam, wood. Length of each side of the metal end ell about 2in long and 1.5" average wide.
    No idea what it's intended for.

    Do you know?

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  2. 73fj

    73fj Tho at sumbitch in ayer!

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    Looks like a homemade SST of some kind
     
  3. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    it does not look homemade to me -at least based on my low DIY skills...-

    at first I thought it might be some sort of flooring or roofing tool but the geometry does not seem optimal for that.

    There is a bevel to the ends of the Ell. Not cutting-sharp but noticeable.

    The Ell stem appears very sturdy, maybe to resist serious leverage torque.
     
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    looks like a tool to shim under something thick and lever up so as not to break the (think bricks) or thing you are levering (ie. using the 90deg. side of something to help lever it up while keeping it from snapping.

    or some sort of gardening tool

    does the handle butt appear to have strike marks from a hammer? is there a steel butt to the handle? of so- im going with a brick removal tool.....hammer into mortar between bricks and lever up with bricks without breaking em.
     
  5. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    no, no steel butt and no evidence of hammering...
     
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    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    well, must not have been that obvious if nobody has a definitive answer yet after 175 views or so...
     
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    Chris Wilcox

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    Ineffective weed remover? More serious but vague guess: Has appearance of history around concrete but that may be just the photos, therefore possibly some sort of concrete finishing tool?
     
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    Small garden hoe that someone heated up and bent at a 90 to do something unique? haha
     
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    A hundred years ago, your local blacksmith shop could have put something like that together for your needs - back when money meant something and even something basic was well made because it reflected on the person making it.
     
  10. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    yikes, 312 views, nobody has seen this before?
     
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    jynx Turd Herder SILVER Star

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    Looks like something used in glass blowing. 3 foot long handle makes sense to keep away from the heat.

    That or something used in black smithing.
     
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    my vote edging tool, clean up those stray weeds and grass from the sidewalk. flat end to step on, somewhat sharp edge to cut through the grass and dirt
     
  13. e9999

    e9999 You want to do what...? Moderator

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    possible, but too small for that I think
     
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    Rigger Ramble Tamble Staff Member Moderator

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    jynx Turd Herder SILVER Star

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    @Bossman any ideas? Your depth of odd tool knowledge is vast
     
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    Hummm, that's an interesting one. First thought is some kind of scraping tool. Let me think on it a bit.
     
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    To me it looks similar to a linoleum remover / scraper.
     
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    Moonshiners tool? Mini griddle scraper?
     
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    It's for ripping out wall board; specifically, lath and plaster.