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MWTCA December 2016 "What's It" Project

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Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our December what's it live and ready!

 

So far we are 0 for 6! We just can't figure out what these wonderful examples of tools are!

 

The image(s) below is the current MWTCA "What's It" image for you to research, and tell us all here in this topic post, just what the heck is it!

Remember, the first accurate answer wins a one year membership to the awesome organization MWTCA!

For a run down on this project and the rules, please see this page at "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project"

 

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So without further Adieu, "What's It!" Submit your answers (and fun commentary) in the reply box. And win a one year membership for MWTCA for your correct answer!

Keep in mind, the MWTCA does not know what this item is either, the image was submitted by one of its members for us to research. Lets help MWTCA find an answer.

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don't know but don't hit your thumb...

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This one is easy - it is a hammer

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11 minutes ago, Chips N Dust said:

This one is easy - it is a hammer

Look close. You might be able to make out the East Wing logo.;)

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Looks like a wire stretcher.

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9 minutes ago, schnewj said:

Looks like a wire stretcher.

What kind of wire Bill?

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7 minutes ago, John Morris said:

What kind of wire Bill?

 

Going out on a limb here - metal wire :P

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Just now, Chips N Dust said:

Going out on a limb here - metal wire :P

Yer funny man.:lol:

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too small for fencing..

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5 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Staple puller, to pull staples out of fence posts.   Then, you can use the side of the head to drive a new staple in.   

I don't know Steve, why the double duplicate ends?

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29 minutes ago, John Morris said:

I don't know Steve, why the double duplicate ends?

Case one snaps off while you are out riding the fence line.    Maybe this was made before the "Fencing Pliers" came out?     Besides, made a good self-defense weapon....:ph34r:

 

After all, these are just...pliers..

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Utica   1932 - 10-1/4"    From Utica NY, USA    Dad's pliers.     The "hook " was more for digging into a post..

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Staple puller, hammer, two sizes of wrenches, two sizes of wire cutters.   Cowboy all-in-one tool.   Wrench part was also to splice wires together. 

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45 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Case one snaps off while you are out riding the fence line.    Maybe this was made before the "Fencing Pliers" came out?     Besides, made a good self-defense weapon....:ph34r:

 

After all, these are just...pliers..

pliers.JPG

Utica   1932 - 10-1/4"    From Utica NY, USA    Dad's pliers.     The "hook " was more for digging into a post..

details...JPG

Staple puller, hammer, two sizes of wrenches, two sizes of wire cutters.   Cowboy all-in-one tool.   Wrench part was also to splice wires together. 

Don't forget the wire twisters at the bottom, we had several of those for fixing the fences, handy tool.

 

My first thought was a staple puller too. I remember that they used a lot of malleable iron staples in he wooden wagons and horse drawn equipment made out of oak. They were large staples and I was thinking maybe this hammer was to remove them for repairs.

Herb

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Could be a tool for rotating timbers, probably at a sawmill mill or at a work site when cutting the joinery for post and beam construction. Just a wild guess.

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I think Newman is close to the truth here.  It looks like a staple puller to remove staples from a shipping crate.  I'd guess it is double sided for no other reason than ease of use and speed.  

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Since I have dealt in hardwood sales and before the idiot stick for finding BF it was used to turn the board up on edge for easier handling. Some timbers are hard to pick up without it.

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