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 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



  • 323. Torch tip
    325. Jar opener

    By Blogger jerry, at 4/13/2005 5:56 PM  

  • 322. carbide scraper...for scraping lathe ways

    By Anonymous scott johnson, at 4/13/2005 8:31 PM  

  • 321. This is a visual puzzle more than it is a physical one. The two pieces are attached by the dovetails that are shown. The obvious puzzle is how was it constructed.

    It is visually interesting, but once you hold it, the construction and manufacturing method are immediately apparent.

    I am sure that R will post a photo of the separated pieces in a week or so.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/14/2005 3:42 AM  

  • 324. staples

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 4/14/2005 6:08 AM  

  • 322. Farriers Buttress used to pare out the sole of the hoof.

    By Blogger Canem, at 4/14/2005 7:07 AM  

  • parallel dovetails, not perpindicular.

    By Anonymous JFettig, at 4/14/2005 4:10 PM  

  • 324 Close-up of a profile copying tool.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 4/14/2005 7:33 PM  

  • >323. Torch tip
    >325. Jar opener

    Both correct.

    >322. carbide scraper...


    >321. This is a visual puzzle...

    Yes, though I haven't yet decided if I will show of photo of it open.

    >324. staples

    This isn't a photo of staples.

    >322. Farriers Buttress...

    Correct, good job - I didn't expect anybody to get this one.

    >parallel dovetails, not perpindicular.


    >324 Close-up of a profile copying tool.



    By Blogger Rob, at 4/15/2005 11:52 AM  

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