What is it?

I've been collecting unusual objects for quite a while, and several years ago I started posting them on this site as puzzles for visitors to figure out what they are. Most of the items are mine but a few belong to others, if you aren't interested in tools there are plenty of other type objects that have also been posted.

For first time visitors I recommend this archive for a wide variety of some of my best pieces.

Wednesday, April 27, 2005

333. 6" tall

334. 6" to 9-1/2" long

335. This is a photo of the bottom of a soft drink can which I have polished to a near mirror finish, the puzzle for this one is to determine the experiment for which this was done.

For comparison, below is a picture of an unpolished can:

336. 4-3/4" long

337. A close-up of something common:

337. 14" long


Thursday, April 21, 2005

327. 3-3/4" long

328. These two coins were the same size until I worked on the silver one with a small hammer to give it a wider edge. I'm finished hammering on it but there are a couple more steps left to complete this small job, the puzzle here is to determine the nature of this project.

329. 5" to 9-1/4" long

330. 5-1/4" long

331. 1-1/16" tall



Wednesday, April 13, 2005

321. 2-1/4" tall

322. 16" long

323. 3-1/2" tall


325. 7-3/4" long

326. 6-1/4" long


Wednesday, April 06, 2005

315. 3 1/4" long

316. 3" long,



319. 2" tall,

320. 7" long,

Thanks to Bill(#316), Jeff(#319) and Brian(#320) for submitting photos for this set.