3067 is obviously a scissor-style shear for flat material that can be
accessed at one free end. The thing won't fit OVER anything! No idea
what material, but it's got to be tough stuff for all that compound
3071 the 'original' AlPax gasket cutter
3072 a fence wire stretcher (for barbed wire; but can be used for smooth
wire by bending)
3067, special purpose crimper of some kind?
3068, visual demo of an electrical relay
3069, belt carried doodad of some kind?
3070, sharpening stone?
3071, marking device, for scribing a line
a certain distance from edge of a board
3072, a very nicely made device, but not
sure what purpose.
A few days ago I did a search on cribbage boards and found that they all have a
lot more holes than 3070. I didn't see any with the same number of holes as the
board on my site. I do think that it's a scoreboard for some type of game but
can't say exactly which one.
The fact that it's finished and laminated makes me wonder if it was
intended to be exposed to water. I can't think of a kitchen use. How
The holes look big enough for .22 caliber cartridges, but I don't know
why anyone would want to lay out 24.
How about screws? If a mechanic routinely needed to remove 24, he could
see at a glance if he had them all out and if he had them all back in.
They would stay clean, and a block of wood would be more stable than a
tin can. The metal inserts would keep the heads of the screws up where
he could grasp them easily.
Perhaps the space in the middle was for a 4" piece he didn't want to
forget to put in before he reinstalled the screws!
It's a most peculiar thing. I agree it looks like a cribbage board but
not only does it have nothing like enough holes, I've never seen one
with such nice metal inlay around each hole.
These, and the pattern of the wood leads me to an obvious question: are
any of the holes electrically connected? They do look suspiciously like
4mm "banana plug" sockets.
They do look like sockets but I can't say for sure if they are or not. I took
photos at a tractor show back in the fall, someone was selling it at the flea
market. I don't own it so I can't take a closer look. I'm still thinking it's
kind of game board, probably for one that was not well know.
Everyone whoknows how to play Cribbageknows that each playeruses two
pegs to score the game (up to 121). So this board offers a place to
restthepegs before anyone has won a game, and tally-up to 10 (games).
My "track board" has holes that goes up to 8 (games), but it didn't come
to two pegs for that purpose.
It could be used for any other game too, enablinggambling perhaps where
thepublicexchange of funds may be frowned upon.
It just occurred to me, a game of Euchre is scored up to 10 points (but
the way I heard it, you're supposed to usethe four 5 cards to display
the score). I think that's to distract you while you've being cheated!
; ) Ithink I have never seen what I thought was an "honest" gameof
Euchre. It may have been played, but I can't sayas my background is too
I believe what you say about track boards but I couldn't find any on the web.
This could be the answer, the only game score boards with 24 holes that I've
found on the web are these Euchre boards:
They aren't the exact same configuration but this is the closest I've seen so
far. Anyone know why they would have four pegs if they are only tracking two
scores? Maybe just two extra pegs.
The euchre boards have smaller holes, and they didn't go to the trouble
of laminating the wood.
Here's a caddy for 1/4" bits.
The owner bought it because it provides a tight fit. It also looks more
stable than most bit caddies.
I hate knocking over a caddy and having the bits fall out. If a 1/4"
bit fits snugly in the holes of the mystery item, I wonder if that could
be the purpose. The owner of a craft shop found a source of metal
fittings that would fit a 1/4" bit snugly, and he made stable laminated
caddies for farmers who hated having bits fall out of caddies! Well...
Two pegs are used for each player in normal scoring because SOME PEOPLE
(everyone) has a really tough time remembering exactly where the peg
WAS, AFTER they have removed it from the board. With two pegs, one
merely removes the back peg and advances it the appropriate number of
places ahead of the peg that is in front. The peg that was in front now
becomes the back peg. This helps to keep the game more civil! I
think using two pegs makes sense for keeping track of the number of
games won for the sdame reason. Some people take their Cribbage
seriously (I had a friend who did)! It's a nice social game.
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