2509: Nut Cracker?
2510: Floor Puller for Computer rooms?
2511: Can opener?
2512: Piano keys?
2513: Jigs for marking lines i metal or wood?
2514: Spring puller / Cam lifter?
On 3/22/2012 4:00 AM, Rob H. wrote:
2509 Steak edge tenderizer
2510 magnet, with release and drop capability
2511 wine cork press
2512 some kind of tripod, or easel?
2513 some kind of shim, but for what?
2514 seriously no clue
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I need some help with the fourth and sixth items this week:
2512 - I think it's some sort of fold-up removable leg support for a
small fold down (hinged?) table top, shelving.... particular work
surface, of some sort. Reminds me of the fold-up leg support for the
old in-the-wall ironing boards. Once it is in its hyper-extended
position, it is stable when the support angle is opposite the
"knee" (flexed) joint.
2514: The ID looks like 1.25". The OD of hose threads is 1.06". I
imagine the female end of a garden hose would go through it.
You can't get water if somebody parks on your hose, and being run over
can't be good for it. If you used wire to suspend a hose above a
driveway, it would probably a kink. With a tube, kinking would be less
If it was found in a deck as pictured, that could be a secondary use.
Suppose your outdoor tap is on your deck. Suppose the queen is always
dropping in for tea, and you have to get the hose out of the way so she
won't trip on it. If it's run through this device, you just unscrew the
hose from the tap and let it slide. The female end won't go through, so
it will be ready to hook up when she leaves.
Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
2509) For joining two sheets of thin metal. The spikes on each side
fall between those on the other (are there more than one on
the near side?) punching both sheets of metal and forming them
into spikes surrounding the punch-through and then folding them
down to clasp the two sheets together.
Are these really bronze as they appear, or is it a trick of
illumination? If they are, then it was also designed to be used
in the presence of flamable gases or perhaps powders like
airborne flour or gunpowder.
2510) A magnetic pick-up and release tool. Pick up by the red handle
and whatever pieces of steel were on the aluminum capped side
will stick and be lifted. Pull the uncovered handle, and the
permanent magnet will be withdrawn to a position where the field
is magnetically shunted, and it will release what it has picked
up. (Or possibly rotate the uncovered handle, depending in the
2511) Too few angles of view. At a guess, the upper strap loop grips
a cylindrical object, and lowers it into the 'V' notch on the
foot. I *think* that the loop hinges near where the toothed arc
pivots, so the angle of the cylinder can be changed, and the
toothed arc serves as a ratchet to select a specific angle.
2512) A lever for lifting something fairly heavy. The 'V' notches on
the two feet fit on a rod, and another rod is placed into the
notch at the wide end of the long lever. By then pushing down
on the narrow end, the part in the notch is lifted.
As to exactly what it is lifting -- that I don't know.
2513) Interesting forms of guided thin chisels. Looking at the right
hand end of the bottom one shows that it is hammered to drive
the inner chisel blade. The other guide has a chisel surface as
well. But I really don't know what they are applied to.
2514) No dimensions given -- other than by the porch planks.
Looks as though it hangs from something (perhaps a tree branch
or a nail driven into a tree trunk) and holds some form of
pyrotechnic -- or serves a a small cannon. A closer look at the
other end, showing whether it is open or closed might help, and
especially if it showed a small hole for a fuse.
Now to see what others have suggested.
Not a very good one, since it is permanent magnet. A proper
tape degausser uses an AC field which decreases as it is slowly moved
away from the tape (or the tape is moved away from it) resulting in very
little residual field.
This one would result in lots of hiss if used in that way. (I
know this, because my first tape recorder -- a Wilcox-Gay -- had a
permanent magnet erase head, and it was *very* noisy as a result.
So I will stick with my earlier posting (and duplicated by
others) as a parts pickup tool.
Tough set this week, some of the answers have been posted here:
Been really busy recently, had to throw a set together and hope for the
best, some weeks I have a lot of hours to devote to the site and others I'm
not home long enough to give the proper amount of time to getting a set
together and replying to posts. Just wanted to explain why sometimes I post
a lot of replies and other times hardly at all, thanks to everyone who
participated this week!
O.K. So (2511) is a mica undercutter from back before the days
of a powered small circular saw blade being used for the purpose. This
was done after turning the commuator to smooth the surface. The mica
was electrical insulators between the copper segments.
I made an undercutter for my little 6x18 Atlas. It looked a lot like a
very miniature cutoff tool, except it was used lying on its side, and had
the blade ground at an angle so it would lay flat when exactly on the
centerline while held in a lantern toolpost. Tricky bit of grinding,
One advanced it into the work with the cross slide, and did the cutting
with the longitudinal feed wheel, while the spindle was locked.
I repaired a LOT of small motors with that thing before I quit doing it.
I only ever made the one, and made it 0.015" thick, which worked for
everything -- multiple passes on wider slots and slight over-cut on
narrower ones (of which there weren't many).
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