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Posted 5 years ago


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I like to purchase things that are unique and inexpensive I don't know what this tool was used for but I have never seen anything similar.Can you tell me what this is?

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  1. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    Not so uncommon to woodworkers. It is for scribing a line parallel to the edge of something & is obviously adjustable.
  2. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    I concur with blunderbuss, mystery solved.
    Is the thumbscrew metal or wood?
    It does appear to be older, but not fancy just something you would find in an old carpenters tool box.
  3. robinj, 5 years ago
    Thumbscrew is wood.Thank You.What is a blunderbuss used for?
  4. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    If you are referring to line one of my comment, I was agreeing with the man that commented first.
    He calls himself blunderbuss, because he owns one.
    The blunderbuss is a muzzle-loading firearm, from the 17th century.
  5. walksoftly walksoftly, 5 years ago
    With a wood thumb screw, I would think it is quite old, just my opinion though.
  6. mrmajestic1 mrmajestic1, 5 years ago
    This probably is old but keeping this for monetary purposes is not foreseeable. It would make someone a good item to add to an old carpenter's tool box. This can be called a mortise or scribing gauge.
  7. blunderbuss2 blunderbuss2, 5 years ago
    I have 2 brass barreled blunderbusses, hence the name. Going to have to shorten that. Maybe "honky".
  8. robinj, 5 years ago
    Well you learn something new everyday.I have a muzzle loader but its not that old. Funny thing is bringing it in on the airplane on the flight from Arkansas to LA the Airport personnel didn't know where you put the bullets she had to call for help.
  9. brassnut brassnut, 5 years ago
    iv two of them in the shed there nice to have some still use them,
  10. brassnut brassnut, 5 years ago
    iv two of them in the shed there nice to have some still use them,not as nice as yours,i might add

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