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MWTCA December 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!

 

Project details

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

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

 

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15 minutes ago, John Morris said:

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

 

ain't it the way...

 

hot (weld) stud/rivet placer/setter.. ..

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3 minutes ago, Stick486 said:

ain't it the way...

It is, it surely is. That's why they pay us the big bucks Stick, to finger this stuff out!

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It is a hammer (of some type)

Edited by Chips N Dust

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It might be a "tool" to help you hear the vibrations on the ground (OIT).

 

You put the solid end on the ground, put your ear in the cup and listen. The handle was for carrying it. :P

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3 minutes ago, Chips N Dust said:

It might be a "tool" to help you hear the vibrations on the ground (OIT).

 

You put the solid end on the ground, put your ear in the cup and listen. The handle was for carrying it. :P

Old rail road train listening device? Put it on the track and listen? Hmmm, I like it!

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I think I am leaning towards Sticks suggestion though, something to melt lead, or?

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10 minutes ago, John Morris said:

Old rail road train listening device? Put it on the track and listen? Hmmm, I like it!

 

leave head in place as train passes by???

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Just now, Stick486 said:

leave head in place as train passes by???

:lol:

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Blacksmith's  tool.    Place it on a hot blank, hammer it to shape the part.   Like making the head on a rivet.   

Top Swage, for form the heads of rivets

Edited by steven newman

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1 hour ago, HandyDan said:

Vintage tire hammer.  Originally had rubber vulcanized to the bell end to hit the hubcaps on.

 

you got my vote...

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Probably a form for shaping and hammering hot rivets into place, like in bridge construction.

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To drive dowels in and lease a decorative ring at completion.

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 I agree with Steve.  Blacksmith tool.     Roly

 

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Edited by Roly

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Looks pretty compelling folks, now you gotta research it, come up with a verifiable reference that it is what you say it is, and a patent if possible. MWTCA does not accept "this is what I think it is". They need a rock solid reference(s). Good luck!

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Have found new versions for sale to Blacksmiths  today....unsure of the maker on this one.  Would be for the more decorative rivets..like on the doors on old buildings.   Maybe on an iron sailing ship?    Will dig around awhile, today...

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Sure looks like Steve got it right. 

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I would recommend going through the posts to this topic, and note the member who actually called it a rivet placer first. Then work from there.

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