world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #238

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, Apr 30, 2013.

  1. bobski

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    found a bunch of these in a drawer full of parts.
     

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  2. MisterMcCool

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  3. winds-of-change

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  4. MisterMcCool

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    You made that up. :)
     
  5. bobski

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    explain how they are used.
     
  6. MisterMcCool

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    It looks like a turnbuckle used to keep swaged wires taught.
     
  7. bobski

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    swaged wires....explain?
    i got a whole bunch so, dad used them for something important.
     
  8. MisterMcCool

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    For hanging frames and stuff.
     

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  9. bobski

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    where do they go, in the wall or in the frame or....?
     
  10. MisterMcCool

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    They are used for things other than hanging frames. That was just an example of a swage.
     
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  11. bobski

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    knew what a swage was.
    im still not sold on it being for that though. the pin would pull out.
     
  12. MisterMcCool

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    What kind of work did your dad do?
     
  13. winds-of-change

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    Actually, no I didn't. Someone else did, though. :)
     
  14. bobski

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    he was a gen.contractor cabinet maker, home builder and remodeler.
     
  15. bobski

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    im still not convinced its for hanging things.
     
  16. MisterMcCool

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    That was a guess by looking at it. I am pretty sure you would thread a wire through the cotter pin eye, slip the threaded ferrule over it, tighten the nut around the ferrule, and spread the cotter pin legs to hold it all in place. I just don't know the application.
     
  17. bobski

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    im still stumped.
     
  18. bobski

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    still stumped!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  19. KG7IL

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    I'm stumped too!

    Is the black threaded sleeve metalic or non-metalic? Best guess on material?

    Is the black threaded sleeve threaded through or does it have unthreaded internal shoulder?
     
  20. bobski

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    someone rescue us!