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What is this tool??

Discussion in 'Off Topic Threads' started by PerazziBigBore, Jun 20, 2010.

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  1. PerazziBigBore

    PerazziBigBore TS Member

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    tap handle with tap.. This looks like a newer tool that was used to install bed bolts.. The wood screw followed a bored hole and cut a ringed path.. the extended tap was used to cut the steel nut.. When done..the long screw held the headboard and footboard together.. also used on other furniture from the 1820's to the mid 1930's...
     
  2. Auctioneer

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    OK But to tap what?
     
  3. PerazziBigBore

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    It was used in the 19th and early 20th century for furniture..
     
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    Used to core sample wood. Still used today, especially places where they pressure treat wood.
     
  5. Auctioneer

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    Perazzibigbore, NO not furniture but your close.

    221, Yes and no. You will have to narrow it down alittle.
     
  6. ganger

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    Not sure about this particular item, but K&E are large makers of surveying equipment. Ganger
     
  7. mixer

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    Used for checking maple trees for sap?


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  8. Auctioneer

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    Repeteclay, Alittle over kill I think. LOL

    Ganger, It was not used for surveying.

    Mixer, It could have been used for that also.
     
  9. Brian in Oregon

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    Takes dendrological core samples from trees.
     
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    It was used to take a sample core out of a live tree to monitor its rate of growth. It was called an increment borer.

    I actually have an old booklet from K&E, as I was friends with an older couple from Oregon who owned a logging company. Since I loved history, I obtained a copy after seeing one at their beautiful cliff home.
     
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    Not just rate of growth. Dendrological core samples can be used also for moisture content, disease, sap content, quality of wood, etc. Dendrology is the study of woody plants.
     
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    Yes, I was posting when you were posting. I took it straight out of the K&E book. It can be used for much more, but this was what the original catalogue had in it. I'll try to scan a copy and post it.
     
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    Page 4 from the K&E catalogue:


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  14. Auctioneer

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    Brian in Oregon and Recurvyarcher you two are correct. My father got it from a forester when I was a kid and its been around here for years. A friend used it to see how healthy a Poplar tree was that was in his yard and he started to bore into the tree for about 3 to 4 inches and then it went in all the way. It was hollow. He had to cut it down before it went on the house.
     
  15. BigM-Perazzi

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    Soooo, do they win 4 boxes of shells, or two? should they shoot off? or flip for it....

    ;-)
     
  16. recurvyarcher

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    I can't flip until I get my hip fixed.
     
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    Actually.....Yes and Yes

    <EM>"Increment Borer (Suunto® Increment Borer shown)
    - used to extract cores of wood from trees or freshly treated poles, piling, lumber, or timbers to determine growth rate, age, tree soundness and chemical penetration by drilling into the tree or material and extracting the core."


    "Increment borers are used for
    • determining the age of standing trees
    • measuring the growth rate of a tree
    • checking for defects inside a tree
    • checking chemical penetration for quality control of treated wood products
    • testing the condition of wooden structures in buildings, bridges, etc..."</EM>
     
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