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    Posted 10 years ago

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    Anyone know what this item is?
    My Dad had it but is unsure of it's use or origin?
    It has a number 9 on it and a 7/8 designation.
    There appears to be a metal blade in it.
    The centre dowl is threaded and screws down behind the blade.

    We got an idea that maybe it is designed to put a raw piece of wood in it and as you turned it there would be a 7/8 thread created on the piece of wood???
    Sound plausable?

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    1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      It's a carpenter's tool. Do I get the ribbon? I've had a lot of old carpenter's tools that I had to figure out & this will take a little time.
    2. jgw, 10 years ago
      I will take it apart and post more pictures.
    3. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Yeah, that will work. The blade slot appears angled. Would also like to see the shape of the metal blade. I'm leaning toward a wheelwright tool.
    4. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      It's a hollow auger, sometimes know as a rollickingrodforthewhatchamacallit or exactly the same thing only entirely different. I'm sure this is right, - I think.
      Wooden spokes were worked-down with a spoke-shave but the outer end had to be made round to fit in the holes in the felloes. This dooby was put over the end of the spoke to turn it round. The depth of the blade determined the dia. & the hand-screw determined the depth.
      Is this all clear? If not, get a translator! If U hadn't sent the 2nd set of pics., I would still be wondering.
      I'll be glad when I get my truck out of the shop so i can get away from this site for awhile!
    5. jgw, 10 years ago
      Thanks for your help.
      It all makes sense now.
      Mystery solved.
    6. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      It does? Since it had no guide, like for making mortises or moulding, I figured it had to do with wheelwrights. Now you know what to label it in your next garage sale.
    7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Looks like ROBin--, has got it nailed down better. Is the metal blade shaped for cutting threads? Wonder why the threaded piece except to restrict depth or to show what size thread to the carpenter.
    8. jgw, 10 years ago
      Thanks for all the great info Rob.
      This certainly clears things up.

      Blunderbuss2 - to answer your last question it has a V shaped blade so it would cut threads. I should have mentioned that before.
    9. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 10 years ago
      Hey, as a weekend furniture maker & historian, I had a great time researching old tools & learned a lot. May even reproduce a few I found.
      I can understand the threads being on the "other side" as they would keep the pitch consistent as the dowel was threaded but can only see the threaded handle as a reference for the user. Was fun.

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