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MWTCA January 2017 "What's It" Project

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Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our January "What's it" live and ready!

 

The image(s) below is a 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!

 

NEW: If an accurate answer cannot be arrived at by the end of the current calendar month this project is posted, a random drawing will be held to include anyone who participated in this months What's It. One winner will be chosen to receive a calendar year membership to MWTCA and all of it's wonderful benefits of membership. Compliments of The Patriot Woodworker Community.

 

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

 

8" long, text on it reads  "CS-2 Universal, Voss Mfg & Dist Co, Downs Kans", MWTCA has no answer yet for this tool:

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A nut splitter. The business end is placed around a seized nut (the bolt kind, not the squirrel kind) and a heavy hammer applies a blow to the 'U'-shaped part, causing the nut to (hopefully) be split by the wedge.

John

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2 minutes ago, HARO50 said:

I guess that double-posting problem is still around?! :D

John

Perhaps but I don't see it Haro. Can you clarify? Thanks!

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1 minute ago, John Morris said:

Perhaps but I don't see it Haro. Can you clarify? Thanks!

Well, I'll be.... A couple of minutes ago, the posts by Lew and Handy Dan BOTH showed uo twice on my screen! Now the doubles are gone! ???

As the character on SNL said: "Never mind!"

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Just now, HARO50 said:

Well, I'll be.... A couple of minutes ago, the posts by Lew and Handy Dan BOTH showed uo twice on my screen! Now the doubles are gone! ???

As the character on SNL said: "Never mind!"

It very well could have been. Perhaps one of our admins took care of it already. I am working on that pesky issue. It's been plaguing us for a bit.

 

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3 minutes ago, Chips N Dust said:

I like John's and Gene's answers

John's is a good one. But, wouldn't the wedge and u shaped piece show some wear/nicks/hammer dents?

Of course it could work like the modern ones and, split the nut with pressure from tightening it.

 

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2 minutes ago, Gene Howe said:

John's is a good one. But, wouldn't the wedge and u shaped piece show some wear/nicks/hammer dents?

Of course it could work like the modern ones and, split the nut with pressure from tightening it.

 

Perhaps the nut is tightened down onto the offending nut, or item that needs to be cracked? Not a hammer blow, but the nut tightening would surely do the job.

 

EDIT: oh ya, that is what you said Gene, isn't it!:lol:

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Foss Mfg. is a fabric manufacturing company, so I doubt that THEY made this tool. I have sent an e-mail to a local historian, and am awaiting a reply.

John

Should add, Downs was a major railroad center, so it's quite possible the tool was used for machinery maintenance.

Edited by HARO50 (see edit history)

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2 hours ago, HARO50 said:

Foss Mfg.

Foss or Voss?

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The nut splitter thought sure seems to make sense.

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3 hours ago, HARO50 said:

Well, I'll be.... A couple of minutes ago, the posts by Lew and Handy Dan BOTH showed uo twice on my screen! Now the doubles are gone! ???

they are still there...

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another variation of a power assist gear box adjustment wrench....

there are a lot of variations... father had several...

 

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Both are good answers but I'll have to tag along with Lew on this one.  The older style crimps had an indention that ran parallel with the wire much like this would make.  Though it could be a nut splitter, logic and mechanical leverage would think that the threads would be fine threaded, not coarse. 

Could be a hickory nut cracker for baby hickory nuts.  :)

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1 hour ago, Stick486 said:

they are still there...

Don't see em Stick.

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