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MWTCA December 2016 "What's It" Project

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Just a thought...:ph34r:

 

Suppose back in the days during the Civil War ( I am a Yankee, deal with it)  you were serving on a gun crew in the Arty Branch......You needed something to stop a "Manure-spreading" sabre swinger from cutting you to ribbons.   Ok, so far?    Now, that hammer like object not only could parry a sword blow, but with a twist of the wrist, you could yank the sword away......the side cheeks of the hammer could be used to drive a nail as to spike the gun ( while you exited stage left...)

 

And now you know why the old sabres were called "Old Wrist Breaker"......:o

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17 minutes ago, schnewj said:

 

I see where she got her looks!:rolleyes:

don't tell anybody but she got short changed....

now Nick's Alice was really hard on the eyes...

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7 hours ago, HARO50 said:

WOW!!! Somebody has more hammers than I do! Yours?

John

and they all appear to be virgin...

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1 hour ago, steven newman said:

side cheeks of the hammer could be used to drive a nail

What I've been thinking...took another look at it...

Hammer for driving bent nails...:rolleyes:

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1 hour ago, steven newman said:

Just a thought...:ph34r:

 

Suppose back in the days during the Civil War ( I am a Yankee, deal with it)  you were serving on a gun crew in the Arty Branch......You needed something to stop a "Manure-spreading" sabre swinger from cutting you to ribbons.   Ok, so far?    Now, that hammer like object not only could parry a sword blow, but with a twist of the wrist, you could yank the sword away......the side cheeks of the hammer could be used to drive a nail as to spike the gun ( while you exited stage left...)

 

And now you know why the old sabres were called "Old Wrist Breaker"......:o

I would think if I was in battle would want a weapon and not a hammer. And remember a saber is longer than a hammer handle. The hook on a saber handle can be used to break your opponents sword.

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9 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

What I've been thinking...took another look at it...

Hammer for driving bent nails...:rolleyes:

..... on BOTH sides of the board! :D

John

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I finally figured it out.  It is not an old tool at all but actually pretty recent.  It is part of an arsenal of tools to distress furniture and fool people into believing it is cool to have a bunch of beat up furniture in your home.

 

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Hammer Distressing Tool

 

 

Edited by HandyDan (see edit history)

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I was in a tool store today they have tools for heavy machinery, mills, and what not... BIG BIG STUFF....

saw a tool that looked a lot like (but a bit different) our mystery tool...

it was called it a seal puller...

Edited by Stick486 (see edit history)

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18 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

I was in a tool store today they have tools for heavy machinery, mills, and what not...

saw a tool that looked a lot like (but a bit different) our mystery tool...

it was call a seal puller...

 

Holy crud is it really that simple?! Im a mechanic by trade and never occured to me.....rounded crest fror rock pry motion reinfolced handle for pry forces doulble headed for mult reasons pronged to hook ank yank.....i feel like a darn retard... that is exactly very well what could be! Maybe old steam engines?

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45 minutes ago, Jay said:

 

Holy crud is it really that simple?! Im a mechanic by trade and never occured to me.....rounded crest fror rock pry motion reinfolced handle for pry forces doulble headed for mult reasons pronged to hook ank yank.....i feel like a darn retard... that is exactly very well what could be! Maybe old steam engines?

Well Jay, don't beat yourself up too badly...I've been pulling wrenches for over 50 years and would never guessed that either, but now that Stick mentions it, makes sense...

Modern day version is below...and I've even got 3/4 variations of that in my tool box...DUH...

I think Stick may have it pretty dang close to home on this one...

Image result for lip seal puller

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18 hours ago, Jay said:

Maybe old steam engines?

heavy equipment...

Lignum-Vitae Wood Bearing puller...

 

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18 hours ago, Grandpadave52 said:

Image result for lip seal puller

there were that style too....

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