Author Topic: Unusual piece of iron/tool 9 1/2 inches overall with 3 1/2 inch curved blade.  (Read 225 times)

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Offline cgw2also

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 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.

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Online Lewill2

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Probably a re-purposed file or rasp made into a new tool.

Offline bill300d

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My thoughts also.
A person who could really read human minds would be privileged to gaze on some correct imitations of chaos.

Offline turnnut

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 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. 

Offline oldgoaly

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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
This is a good show and some superb craftsman!!!
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Offline turnnut

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 oldgoaly,  thanks for that site,  I put it in my favorites.

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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!

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 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 ?

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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.
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