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Unusual tool competition with prizes

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by joe kuhn, Jan 4, 2017.

  1. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    A couple of years ago I ran a winter art competition to pass some time during the worst of the cold. This year I'd like to sponsor an old tool competition with prizes. I don't know what the prizes will be, maybe shooting related, maybe tool related, but there will be something. My son and I hauled some old tools out of somebody's basement over the weekend and a thread about that seemed to be well received. So here goes. Enter as many as you like, the older the better.

    My entry is pretty old. An old skinning knife. My son found it out in the field last summer while playing disk golf. You can move the second finger in front of the 'v' and bear down.

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    Here's the other side with surfaces for finger placement outlined in red.

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    Who can beat that?
     
  2. buck3200

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  3. grntitan

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    Some of my better pieces. Being farmers has its perks.

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  4. moserag

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    If I showed a pic of my tool I would undoubtedly be banned as well as somewhat embarrassed.
    While I must admit mine isn't antique, I can assure you like ones have been in use since the time of Adam.
     
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  5. DandyRandy

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    Moserag. He is talking about tools, not a swizzlestick.
     
  6. o-hale

    o-hale Well-Known Member

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    Grntitan,
    I really like the drill.
    Bird points are my favorite, just like how small they are and the time it took to make them.
     
  7. moserag

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    Long as it stirs the drink.
     
  8. Ed Y

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    I've got some old stuff but I can't beat that. Not even close.

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  9. joe kuhn

    joe kuhn Furry Lives Matter TS Supporters

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    C'mon Ed. Shows us what you have. It doesn't have to be so old, just interesting and/or unusual.
     
  10. joe kuhn

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    Now that's an old style tool there buck, but it's not really yours, now is it? Sorry dude.
     
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  12. moserag

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    Joe, in all seriousness, that is cool. I hope it didn't look like I was trying to misdirect your thread.
    Sometimes my sense of humor gets the best of me.
     
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    Bronze age axe head
    Between 4,500 and 5,000 years old

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  14. joe kuhn

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    What's the story on that?! How did you get it?
     
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  15. flashmax

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    Hell, it would take two posts to show you a picture of my tool ......
     
  16. joe kuhn

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    I went through the haul we got cleaning a house over the weekend and came up with a couple of more modern tools that I don't think I've ever seen. A wire brush for cleaning files and a unique style paper clip. These are probably more antique than tools, but tools none the less. It's easy to id the paper clip, but I don't recall ever seeing one of this shape before.

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    Something to include the "modern" age.
     
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  17. flashmax

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    Bird points ............... aren't. They are true arrow points. Most of what the average person thinks are arrowheads are actually spear points and some called spear points are axe heads. Big stones on the front of a berrywood or cedar shaft would flex so much if driven from behind by a bowstring that they would have no accuracy.

    I've got a 4 blade knife and 3 ceremonial points in my collection but things like fish hooks and tool scraper blades I gave away long ago to the Ft. Hays and Santa Fe Trail museums. I still have a few very rough-hewn arrow points but my one remaining pristine Arrow Head was burried with Billy Hawk, Vietnam vet, scout sniper, United States Marine, friend.
     
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  18. trw

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    Joe,

    The file cleaner depicted is commonly called a file card, typically a wooden handled affair w/a heavy canvas backing on one side w/the cleaning teeth imbedded in it. The card's bent is pushed along the file's teeth to clean the furrows so the 'bents' are following in use, NOT pulled, as some might think. And the pick is for that soft stuff [metal] that should not have been filed on to begin with, at least not w/a bastard or mill cut file. There are files w/ altogether dif. teeth made for use on softer materials. Softer materials tend to 'stick' to file teeth if the file has been drug backwards over the work, dulling them and making the use of a pick necessary. File card teeth and picks both tend to be made of a mild steel, so softer than the file's steel.
     
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  19. joe kuhn

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    Now that's what we're after. Didn't know any of that. Thanks
     
  20. trw

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    The bludgeon or something very similar posted by Buck3200 in today's world is known as a 'priest'; nearly always wooden and used to terminate salt water fish w/teeth when brought aboard. Alley Oop used one to good advantage as well. Ha!

    I've a couple of souvenir small baseball bats that I use for that purpose.
     
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