world famous bobski mystery thing, pic #319

Discussion in 'The Club House' started by bobski, Dec 8, 2013.

  1. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    just getting you guys use to seeing these again.
    im switching over to the computer with my pics now. look for 319 soon.:cool:
     
  2. MisterMcCool

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    I have missed these relics.
     

  3. bobski

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    ok, here we go. i have no idea what this is for.
     

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  4. MisterMcCool

    MisterMcCool Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Darn it. I don't know the name of this one. It is a tool used to get precise center to center distances. Taxidermists use it to get correct eye and ear settings.
     
  5. Rick1967

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    It is a yellow ruler. What do I win?:D
     
  6. Axxe55

    Axxe55 The Apocalypse Is Coming.....

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    i have seen one of those before, but have no idea where or what it's used for. very curious myself.
     
  7. TheSadPanda

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    Beat me to it :p
     
  8. MisterMcCool

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    Caliper! It is a caliper.
     

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  9. eatmydust

    eatmydust New Member

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    Which caliper is it .22lr, .380 acp, .22 wmr, .25 acp?:rolleyes:
     
  10. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    but what are the adjustments on top? the long parts are spring loaded handles.
     
  11. KG7IL

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  12. c3shooter

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    Yep- used to adjust the "set" or bend of a saw tooth out from the centerline. Teeth will alternate, left right left right. Used to watch Granddad- when he had finished sharpening and setting a handsaw, he could turn it teeth up, tilt it at a 45 degree angle, lay a sewing needle in the groove of the teeth, and it would slide from one end of the saw to the other.
     
  13. MisterMcCool

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  14. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    bingo!............

    my dad sharpened all his tools himself. shows you all what kind of dad i use to have. i miss him.
     
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  15. KG7IL

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    My collection of powerless tools include many saws, saw sets and a wonderful saw vise for sharpening. Decent files are always a problem, I have a few dedicated saw files, handy for riding a gullet with the smooth side.

    I have never seen a set quite like this one until I began a little research on Bobski's pic.

    I thought the method of obtaining the compound leverage on the set/anvil was quite interesting.

    I would expect something a bit more refined for the adjustment screw, but I am sure it worked just find.

    This one would require some wrist-twist to get the tooth set, where most of the ones I use have handle leverage creating the set.

    Nice tool. Love the mid 1800' to late 1800 tools.
     
  16. bobski

    bobski Well-Known Member Sponsor

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    hard to believe the age and it still works.
     
  17. bobski

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    any brand name hand saws to look for. my dad has about 50 laying around.