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Offline akenney1

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Plumb bob cutting tool?
« on: June 12, 2018, 08:01:10 AM »
Came across this tool, no idea what it is. It has a wooden handle with what looks like a brass plumb bob with a knife attached to it. It has a makers mark that is an upper case B inside a circle Any ideas?

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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #1 on: June 12, 2018, 08:06:22 AM »
Not a plumb bob.  I recognize it as a tool of a trade, but can't now remember which one.  Someone will be along who's smarter than I am (not hard to find) any minute.

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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #2 on: June 12, 2018, 08:29:58 AM »
That is a cork cutter.
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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2018, 08:38:45 AM »
O awesome, thank you for your help

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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2018, 09:07:11 AM »
That is a cork cutter.
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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #5 on: June 12, 2018, 09:34:38 AM »
Cork cutter sharpener, not a cork cutter. For sharpening the round brass cork cutters. The steel blade is held against the cutting edge of the brass cork cutter as you turn the cutter keeping the cutter held onto the brass taper.

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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2018, 10:20:21 AM »
You are correct. I didn't state it just right.
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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2018, 12:10:24 PM »
Very neat.   Without the blade I would have put it down as a dibble.

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Re: Plumb bob cutting tool?
« Reply #8 on: June 12, 2018, 12:47:15 PM »
Nice find!!! Great work on the ID, guys!!!!!! Regards, Lou
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