Good guess! .... Or a tool related to making the fishing net (gill
net). A tool to help tie a knot in the net and/or the wedge piece
helps guage/measure the size of some aspect of the netting's holes.
2287 - A tool for indenting mortar seams of brick or stone walls?
2290 - A round square. *One summer, between semesters of school, I
worked as a welder's helper (green/naive) on a pipeline job. One day,
my (seasoned) welder boss sent me to the tool shed for a round
square. I went to fetch one.
Posting from Rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2287) Looks like tools to force something into grooves,
perhaps caulking for wooden ships hulls or something
2288) Looks like a rest for a decorative ball or globe on
A rather large fencepost, given the 8" diameter.
2289) At a guess -- some sort of drafting tool, based
on the plastic grid scale below it.
It looks like it is intended to be gripped by three fingers
in a fist.
Hmmm .... perhaps for cleaning erasure dust and the like out of
grooves in a drafting machine?
2290) This is a vise for holding a picture frame (or something
similar) in position while the glue dries.
The yellow spool contains steel tape, which is paid out to allow
the four corners to expand to fit the frame in questions.
The clamp is tightened, and then the red handle is turned to
tighten the corners onto the frame.
Ideally, you should start out with the red handle unscrewed to
2291) Some sort of combination tool. The near end looks like a wood
file, and the far end looks like a tool for transferring marks
through a drawing into wood prior to cutting with another tool.
2292) A guide for a saw to allow it to cut precise depth grooves.
Looks like about 1-1/2" deep at the current setting (the
deepest), and can probably go down to as little as 1/4" deep or
Now to post this and then see what others have suggested.
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