world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #304

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, May 9, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    its marked arlyn cutter, canada. what is it?
     

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  2. Shooter

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    Got any pics of the other side?
     

  3. fa35jsf

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    It looks like the worlds first ink toner cartridge :D
     
  4. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    the pic shows it on its side. when you lay it down, the base is spring loaded. how does it work?
    and when we say laminant, what kind?

    the link is slow. im on dial up. i cant see it.
     
  5. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I'll take a wild guess and because of the "tread like " surface , it looks like part of an old automated production mill saw , a auto-pusher , to grip and push the material..?
     
  6. MisterMcCool

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    From c3's link above.
     

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  7. c3shooter

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    Nope- as I said- trimmer for laminate. Glue a sheet down, use this like a hand plane to trim the overhang flush. Like a formica top on a table.

    Here is the patent application- http://www.freepatentsonline.com/3732619.pdf
     
  8. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    now i see. sure...makes sense. dad use to make those counter tops all the time.
    he used a real smelly super strong contact glue that if he accidently dropped it too soon on the surface, he'd ruin the whole counter top and have to start again.
    sometimes we'd see counter tops in the snowbanks outside the shop the next morning, where he spent all day making it and didnt place the formica just right.
    its why i joined the navy.....
    mystery officially solved!
     
  9. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Really..? I had not a clue..! Do yourself a favor and use a router with proper flush-cut or tapered bit..! Finish it off ,(break the sharp edge ) with a file..!

    Wood people do not love laminates , they are very brittle and would not want to be the poor guy that had to use that tool..! Maybe on softer materials like (wood-veneer) and even then , woods like ash , oaks ,they do not cut clean some times.!
    A very Kool conversation piece no doubt..! :)

    You have some major collection of interesting and unique things..! Mind boggling !
     
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  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    some cabins in the canadian woods dont have power. routers would make great mantle decorations.

    dango, check your pm's. you missed a follow up!
     
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  11. dango

    dango Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    This being only my opinion , nothing more or less , I have done linear miles of (pre-glued) wood edge banding , iron on , etc. and have used similar tools and HATE THEM.! If you keep them absolutely sharp and clean , they do work most of the time , but still not fun . You would serve yourself better with a new clean medium file , file card and 120 and 220 grit sand paper and block .
    Ash as beautiful as it is does not like these types of tools and are very prone to chip , some times oak can be finicky .!

    Only my opinion and had not given thought to "not power.! :eek:
    Ok , now that follow up.! :)