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MWTCA October 2017 "What's It" Project

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No. 63 Low Angle Jack Plane Woodriver.jpgGrand Prize

We are proud to offer a Woodriver No. 63 Low Angle Jack Plane to this months "What's It" winner. This months "What's It" is sponsored by our supporter Woodcraft Supply.

 

Originally advertised as a plane for heavy stock removal across the grain, the No. 62 has found a home as a smoother and is quite popular among collectors. The WoodRiver® No. 62 is faithful to the original design, but is almost a full pound heavier at approximately 4.6 lbs. It features a body cast from ductile iron, with a bed angle of 12°, a bubinga tote and front knob, and a high-carbon steel blade with a 25° bevel. The plane measures a little less than 14" in length x 2-7/16" in width and has a 2"-wide blade. (Value $205.00)

 

October "What's It" Basic Rules Reminder

(For a full run down on this project and rules please go to: "The Patriot Woodworker and MWTCA "What's It" project")

  • Only Patriot Woodworker Members are eligible to participate and receive the award.
  • The MWTCA only accepts a verified source to support your answer, so one should be submitted with your answer, such as a patent, catalog entry, tool book reference, or a respectable website on the subject. Do not let these requirements prevent you from having fun and submitting educated answers on the subject without verification, we can worry about references later. All answers are welcome, as well as healthy debates regarding "What's It".
  • If a verified and referenced answer is not arrived at by the end of each month's "What's It" project, a random draw will be performed for a "One Year MWTCA Club Membership".
  • Only Patriot Woodworker's who participate in this "What's It" topic will be included in the random draw.

 

Ok ladies and gentlemen, we now have our October "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!

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No further information provided, what you see, is what you have.

Remember, "What's It" is not always woodworking related!

 

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Looks like this one got the membership all twisted up! This is all ya got folks! :lol:

We even have an awesome award attached to this months teaser!

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29 minutes ago, Chips N Dust said:

Maybe a single screw from a plant press

I googled plant press Kelly, putting this What's It topic aside, I love the plant pressing art! Thanks for mentioning it here, it opened up a whole new world to me. Even incorporating pressed plants and the colors in woodworking, my mind is ablaze right now.

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 Looks to me as some type of balance scale.   If you note in the second picture you can see holes for moving the hook thing on the left side and what appears to be a slot for sliding the hook on the right side.    I don't understand the three wooden nuts.    Roly

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23 minutes ago, Roly said:

 Looks to me as some type of balance scale.   If you note in the second picture you can see holes for moving the hook thing on the left side and what appears to be a slot for sliding the hook on the right side.    I don't understand the three wooden nuts.    Roly

I think those are steel nuts, Roly

 

Maybe this is a spreader bar to hang up Hogs to shave them when slaughtering .

Herb

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1 hour ago, John Morris said:

my mind is ablaze right now.

SOMEBODY CALL THE FIRE DEPARTMENT!!!!!

John

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10 minutes ago, Dadio said:

I think those are steel nuts, Roly

 

Maybe this is a spreader bar to hang up Hogs to shave them when slaughtering .

Herb

I was calling the scaffold jack nuts as the wooden nuts,   does not look heavy enough for a large hog. Roly

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2 minutes ago, Roly said:

I was calling the scaffold jack nuts as the wooden nuts,   does not look heavy enough for a large hog. Roly

You are right about that , maybe Rabbits ?;)

 

What is strange to me is that the large screw/ nut setup is way out of proportion to the bar, and clamps on the bar. It looks more like a homemade whodoneit.  A bunch of junk thrown together to perform a specific task. I do that all the time, take what ever I can find laying around and slap it together for a one time jig.

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2 hours ago, Dadio said:

You are right about that , maybe Rabbits ?;)

 

What is strange to me is that the large screw/ nut setup is way out of proportion to the bar, and clamps on the bar. It looks more like a homemade whodoneit.  A bunch of junk thrown together to perform a specific task. I do that all the time, take what ever I can find laying around and slap it together for a one time jig.

 

I do that quite often too.

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On 10/1/2017 at 11:32 AM, HandyDan said:

I'm thinking it may be a vintage carvers vise for small items.

 

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I think Dan is right, that was my first thought when I saw it.  The two small nuts go under the bench, screw goes through a dog hole and the two nuts reinstalled.  Two nuts adjust for height and act as lock lock/jamb nuts and the large nut is tightened to clamp it to the bench top and make angular adjustments.

 

The long bar has adjustment holes for different size stock.  Thumb screws adjust to hold the project.  Probably used for items like cabriole legs but could be used for just about any item you want to work.

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Mike, I am leaning more towards a type of measuring gauge.  That long bar and thumb screw set up doesn't appear heavy duty enough to hold a piece good enough to do any work to it.

Cal

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I believe this was used to stretch animal hides.

 Still looking for an image of sorts, but if home made not sure I can get one.   

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