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MWTCA February 2019 'What's It' Project (491)

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"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 "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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Looks like a tool for making rivet holes....either in sheet metal ( aircraft?) or doing the rivets on a pair of jeans....at Levi Strauss & Co.

 

"L" shaped rod would be a depth stop.....knurled sleeve to grip and pull the punch back out... you'd hit the  wooden handle with the palm of your hand. 

 

I may look around later....and see what I can find...

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Why does it look like it has something to do with "sparks"?

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44 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Why does it look like it has something to do with "sparks"?

 

The "L" shaped rod makes it look like a spark plug.  I think is is for inserting something which is slid onto the tool and the "L" shaped rod holds it from sliding off during use.

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Steve May be on to something.  The purpose of the rod is to hold the larger knob in place.  If you retract the rod, the end will slide off.  I’d guess a grommet punch.  The rod goes through the grommet and the larger end is hit to crimp it.

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I am thinking an approval marking or stamp for inspectors to use and the l is an initial.

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so here we go again...

does it have plunge stop...

does it have a draw stop..

is it spring loaded...

does the ''L'' arm end pivot out...

does the ''L'' arm act as a clasper...

 

 

Edited by Stick486

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I just realized that the larger end looks to be turned wood while the smaller end is brass.  The smaller end is knurled for grip.  I still hold that it is a grommet or eyelet press.

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The only tool I have ever seen similar is a Panduit TNR tool for driving split rivets.  I may even have on around here still.

 

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Edited by HandyDan

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Hmmm...maybe just a way to light a gas furnace.....Fits into the pilot light hole....couple of hits on the ends to cause sparks,,,"L" rod might be like the flint, plunger would be rough enough to cause a spark...like lighting a O-A Torch....may go along that pathway?

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