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MWTCA November 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)

 

November "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 November "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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Steve beat me to it. The spike may have been used to enlarge the metal connectors.

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29 minutes ago, steven newman said:

Pliers to crimp connectors onto the ends of  large wires.   Like used on  large electric motors......#2 and #3 gauge wire.

 

 I agree.  Probably never went into production and are a one of a kind. 

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I agree with the crimping tool idea

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Letters stand for  H. (Hermann?) M.  Boker Co.    Importer of tools, selling from NYC, NY.    Tools made in Germany.

 

( I have a pair of needle nose pliers they sold) 

 

Looks like it can be set for either #8 gauge wire, or #2 gauge wire connectors.   Unless that is for the size of the connectors, themselves. 

Would need to find an old catalog of that company.....will look a bit further....

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Don't know what size wire is used for todays cars with all the electronics but years ago battery cables we usually 4ga wire so 2ga and 3ga would be even bigger wire.  Electric forklifts and welders get into even bigger wire in the 1/0, 2/0 and 3/0 sizes.  here is a gauge and a chart to give an idea of physical wire size.

 

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8 hours ago, steven newman said:

Letters stand for  H. (Hermann?) M.  Boker Co.

Isn't that M.B.H.?

John

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Was this Herman Boker's tools made in Germany to sell to Germans or was it a company in the US? If it was strictly Germany, M would not be for Manufacturing. Over there, it would probably be mbH or GmbH. I never heard of this company so I don't know where they were located.

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Hermann moved to New York City, set up a store to sell tools made by his relatives still in Germany.     WW1 came along, Hermann was more or less on his own.  He was then more of an Importer, and a  Wholesaler.    I happen to have a small pair of needle nose pliers from them.

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Ah okay! Thanks Steven. Now I understand!

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Name will be drawn today, standby for our November winner!

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