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MWTCA December 2020 'What's It' Project (391)

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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!


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    12 minutes ago, Gunny said:


    I am thinking that as well. With depth stop.

    Ya, definitely a type of cutter for repetitive cuts. Hmmm, now how about a trade specific ID? It'd be nice to nail one of these down with a patent paper or some proof of what it is. 

    Could it also be a rod cutter? Is there a ratcheting system in this tool, like bolt cutters you squeeze the handles together and it cuts a little at a time with each squeeze?

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    The jaws hold the item and the locator arm determines the length.  The wheel isn't close enough to the jaws to act as a cutter. 


    The jaws may be for crimping a locator tab on a throttle cable and the arm determines where.  But then what was the wheel used for? 

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