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MWTCA July 2020 'What's It' Project (148-3)

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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.

Additional What's It Rules

  • Unless you are completely sure what this item is, please avoid "definitive statements" that appear that you are without a doubt claiming that you know what the item is. For example stating, "this item is called a "widget xx" used for "insert purpose here". If you are making a definitive statement you must accompany your statement with evidence or proof from a secondary source.
  • An example of acceptable statements within the realm of having fun and educated guesses would be something like this, "I believe it could be", or "It appears it's made for this or that", etc etc etc...

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!

Project Details

The information provided hereon is all the information that is provided, no further information on this item will be added.

 

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I am with Gerald here; it sure would be nice to see a few pics of the business end of this contraption.

This sorta reminds me of an online auction I was looking over the other night.  Some of the pics were small, some upside down, some just out of focus...

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2 hours ago, steven newman said:

Large can opener....Thumbscrew held a cutter, 2 arms rode the top edge of the can, crank advanced the cutter around the can's rim.   Wide back end was just a handle.

Do you know this for a fact Steve?

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What if the crank just moves the tip upward a small distance and pressure on  the rear causes it to drop down . This would create a dimple or line. Still no idea what the purpose of that would be and what goes in that open square at the tip.

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Mybe the square hole slips down or a square rod in a food prep table?  The cast leg is where the #10 can gets slid up against.    Housing for the crank is then slid back by the fluted handle towards the end.    Rod is a hold down.    Handle rotates a gear tooth to open the lid of the can.   Handle will rotate when the housing rotates, 

 

 

Or, maybe the whole thing just shift gears on a belt driven lathe?

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Winner

@Cal has been selected as this months MWTCA Membership recipient.

Since a verifiable answer was never arrived at for this item, we went to appointed winner based on past subscription to MWTCA.

 

Award

Cal, for your participation you have won a 2020 Calendar Year membership into the MWTCA.

Please Private Message me your contact info, shipping address, spouse or significant others name (if applicable).

Thank you all for your participation!

 

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Gristmill Magazine Sample

the gristmill

 

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