I haven't seen any game boards with such big holes, with metal inserts,
or with laminated wood.
A female shopper sees a nicely finished piece of laminated wood with
bright brass inserts. The sign says, "For the man who has everything."
She asks what it's for. The shopkeeper inserts some 1/4" screwdriver
bits, inverts the board, and shows her that they won't fall out. She
gladly pays top dollar because it's aesthetically pleasing, it's not
mass produced, and it looks useful. The beat-up appearance shows that
her husband liked it.
If I had the brainstorm to make such caddies, I'd buy laminated cutting
boards to saw up. I'd buy a cribbage board as a guide for drilling.
I'd enlarge the holes I intended to use, tape over the rest, and clamp
it to my laminated board. Thus it has some resemblance to a cribbage
board and to a cutting board.
We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. I did a search on bit holders and
didn't see any like the board in question. This page has some game boards with
As for the larger holes, maybe whoever made the board had some extra quarter
inch metal inserts and wanted to use them. For now I'm sticking with the Euchre
board theory until some evidence comes along that points in a different
The rest of them have all been correctly identified this week:
I'm still not sure about the ice pick type item, with the tip broken off it's
hard to say for certain what it was for. I'll pass along all of the suggestions
to the owner.
I've googled for game boards and haven't found any with two rows and an
array at each end.
If it was made from a discarded cutting board, perhaps it was to avoid
paying $556.69 for a 24-hole board that looks functionally the same.
That would explain the pattern of the mystery item. The single rows
would be for larger routers.
The metal inserts may have been to protect the shanks from rusting after
prolonged contact with possibly damp wood.
3067. Specifically a "Metal Lumber" cutter for cutting the metal angle
iron that is used for building warehouse style storage in combination
with 2x4's and plywood for the storage surfaces.
Typically the opposites side has a flat surface perpendicular to the
blade with an indexing pin to align the holes in the "metal lumber" so
that when you cut the material the pieces can be made the exact same
distance with out measuring.
The link shows the cutter with a piece of metal lumber on the opposites
I have cut and built hundreds of bins using the is cutter.
Posting in the usenet newsgroup rec.crafts.metalworking -- no
matter which of the three cross-posted ones you see it in.
3067) *This* one I *know*.
It is for cutting structural angle iron to length. (Usually the
kind which has perforations along its length to bolt things to.
3068) To start with -- before going to the larger images website,
this has the look of telephone wiring.
A pity -- only the first of the images of this is on the
*larger* site. I would really have liked to see the other two
images at higher resolution -- especially the second one with
the relay contacts. O.K. I can zoom in enough. The contacts
do not look designed for either high voltage or high current.
It appears to be two relays, each of which switch the outermost
two terminals between the next two for the upper terminal and
the two nearest the middle for the lower terminal -- working
both ways in from the ends.
O.K. The three upper terminals are the connections to the relay
coils, which are the black columns above the multi-terminal
board, and below the upper terminal board. Center is probably
common to the two relays.
And the relay contacts are in the glass protective housing below.
Still likely to be either telephone, or perhaps telegraph signal
switching gear -- especially given the obvious lack of high
voltage or high current capability.
3069) Looks like a dispenser for something at least partially
cylindrical. Size is hard to judge, but it might work for
something like .38 special handgun cartridges. Likely not for
3070) No provisions for wiring on the back, so I guess that it is
a game board -- something like cribbage? Not sure whether it
has enough holes for that game -- I've never played it.
3071) I've never seen one quite like this before, but it is obviously
a circle cutter to go in a brace and bit type drill. (The
tapered square head at the top is a giveaway.)
3072) Looks like a wrench for rotating unfinished wood of say up
to 4" diameter or so -- perhaps with the bark still on.. The
spikes would not work well in metals -- nor too well with
Now to post and then see what others have suggested.
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