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Farm and Implement Wrenches and Tools => Farm Implement Wrenches and Tools => Topic started by: cgw2also on July 13, 2017, 03:25:29 PM

Title: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: cgw2also on July 13, 2017, 03:25:29 PM
 Saw this a few weeks back at my favorite antique store and couldn't get it off my mind so went back this morning and bought it. 9 1/2'' overall, handle? is 6'', with curved blade 3 1/2''. Blade is 1/4'' at top tapering to a sharpened edge and appears to have been pounded on  with a heavy object. Handle? looks like it was made to act as a file also. In its present condition I cannot see any names or numbers on it and would like to get some info on it before I decide whether or not to dip it in my Enviro-Rust. Any ideas on what it was for, who might have made it etc. are welcomed. TIA for any info.

Newbie Charlie AGAIN
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: Lewill2 on July 13, 2017, 03:57:52 PM
Probably a re-purposed file or rasp made into a new tool.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: bill300d on July 13, 2017, 06:38:46 PM
My thoughts also.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: turnnut on July 13, 2017, 07:00:36 PM
 I have to go with Lwill2 & Bill300d with the idea that the tool was made from an old file.

  looking at what is visible, reminds me of a froe, and if the blade does have a curve, it may be possible
  that someone was splitting wood to make barrel of keg staves. 

  just my thoughts on a use. 
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: oldgoaly on July 13, 2017, 07:05:33 PM
After watching Eric Georges "Craftsman's Legacy" this morning and seeing the Bucket maker  who made a curved stave splitter it kinda looks like that. His was shop made by him, so one could have repurpose old files or rasps into a new tool a link to a preview of the episode but that tool is not shown. http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/episodes/season_3/Episode-9 (http://www.craftsmanslegacy.com/episodes/season_3/Episode-9)
This is a good show and some superb craftsman!!!
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: turnnut on July 13, 2017, 07:20:41 PM
 oldgoaly,  thanks for that site,  I put it in my favorites.
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: oldgoaly on July 13, 2017, 09:06:07 PM
Eric sent me a friend request on facebook, and I got to chatting with him about the show and finally replaced my ota (over the air) antenna. On twice a week here in the St.Louis area on 9.4 the create channel of pbs at 10:30am Tuesdays and Thursdays. So it maybe on other pbs stations around the country.  It's nice having him as a FB friend cause I can quiz him on things in the background and things they gloss over! Some very interesting people he has had on!!!!
I would watch reruns of his show before anything with a kardasian on it! and so many more useless tv shows!

Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: turnnut on July 14, 2017, 07:08:42 AM
 
 oldgoaly,  I just checked our local create channel on PBS,

  IT SAID THAT SHOW IS NOT SCHEDULED FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS, AND TO CHECK BACK.

  do you know if it is scheduled in your area ?
Title: Re: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.
Post by: oldgoaly on July 14, 2017, 07:54:21 AM
They did a 6 hour / 12 episode marathon in June, not much help today.
http://www.ninenet.org/tv-schedule/#page=schedule&day=20170709&provider=Broadcast
you can search the schedule it says.