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.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

357. 9-1/2" long

358. A close-up of something that used to be common

359. The foreground part is 3" long

360. This one is a pin mounted in a film canister, with a pin hole in the bottom of the container. Once again, the puzzle here is to determine the purpose of this small project.

361. A partial shot of something that I saw at the antique show last week.

362. 3-5/8" long


Thursday, May 19, 2005

351. 2-3/4" diameter

352. 3-1/2" long. Thanks again to Don for these two pictures.

353. 8" diameter

354. This one is part of a project that I made with the kids a couple of years ago. Seen below is a 48" segment of 1-1/4" I.D. pvc pipe (covered with duct tape) connected to a tee section, one end of which has a piece of paper attached with a single strip of tape. As usual, the puzzle here is to determine the nature of the project. Two parts are missing, a common household appliance and a small object.

355. A partial/close-up shot of something that everyone would recognize. I'll post another photo in a day or two if no one gets it.

356. 17" long, this item comes in a set of two; made from metal, with a leather pad.


Thursday, May 12, 2005

345. Same size as a pocket watch,thanks to Don for submitting these two pictures.

346. 5-1/2" long

347. 2-1/8" long

348. A close-up of something fairly common.

349. This one is a very small project that I made the other day. Probably not very difficult but the puzzle here is to determine what has been created from a battery, three wires, two magnets and some tape.

350. 6" long



If you haven't seen the "Sky in a Room" experiment before, in which the view from a window is projected onto the entire opposite wall, optical illusions etc. has a post that includes one of my photos showing this effect.

Wednesday, May 04, 2005

339. 1-1/2" diameter

340. 2-1/8" long

341. 1" long

342. 4" tall

343. 4-1/2" long

344. 2-3/16" diameter