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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, July 28, 2005

412. 4" long











413. 7-1/2" long, as seen in the first photo









414. 4" long at the base, this is another small project that I made the other day, though one important part of it is not in the picture. The missing piece is a very common object, there is a good chance that there's a similar one very close to you right now.







415. 9-1/2" long







416. 10-1/4" long





417. 11-1/2" long







Answers

15 Comments:

  • 415. Valve spring compressor

    By Blogger Canem, at 7/28/2005 5:25 AM  

  • 414. Laser pen, binder clips, rubberbands, Missing part might be a magnet.

    By Blogger Canem, at 7/28/2005 6:28 AM  

  • 412. Is this a piano hammer or damper?
    414. This looks like a homemade version of the green laser pointers used as aiming devices on amateur telescopes.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 7/28/2005 8:59 AM  

  • 416. A spring you insert into copper pipe to prevent it from collapsing when you bend it.

    By Blogger Roscoe, at 7/28/2005 9:01 AM  

  • 412 Used to hold a mason's line on cement block or brick when running up courses.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/28/2005 10:55 AM  

  • 413 A cable puller

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/28/2005 10:56 AM  

  • 416 A tubing bender that slips over the appropriate sized copper tubing to keep bends from collapsing.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/28/2005 10:59 AM  

  • >415. Valve spring compressor

    Correct

    >414. Laser pen, binder clips, rubberbands, Missing part might be a magnet.

    This is not the answer that I was looking for.

    >412. Is this a piano hammer or damper?
    >414. This looks like a homemade version of the green laser pointers used as aiming devices on amateur telescopes.

    Both incorrect

    >416. A spring you insert into copper pipe to prevent it from collapsing when you bend it.

    Yes

    >412 Used to hold a mason's line on cement block or brick when running up courses.

    >413 A cable puller

    Both correct

    >416 A tubing bender that slips over the appropriate sized copper tubing to keep bends from collapsing.

    Yes, but I think it goes inside the tubing

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/29/2005 12:40 PM  

  • >>416 A tubing bender that slips over the appropriate sized copper tubing to keep bends from collapsing.

    >Yes, but I think it goes inside the tubing

    Nevermind, I was told it went on the inside of the tube, but now I think you're right about it going on the outside.

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/29/2005 2:12 PM  

  • 416 Yes these always go on the outside of the tubing. Never on the inside.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/29/2005 11:36 PM  

  • 414. If I built this, the missing part would be a very sharp pencil.

    - Edward

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/30/2005 7:03 AM  

  • >414. If I built this, the missing part would be a very sharp pencil.


    Yes, that's the missing piece, there is a link on the answer page that explains this one.

    By Blogger Rob, at 7/30/2005 4:21 PM  

  • 417. Piston Ring Groove Cleaner

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/03/2005 8:16 AM  

  • 421,appears to be a watch mainspring punch.

    By Anonymous The Baron, at 8/04/2005 5:10 PM  

  • >417. Piston Ring Groove Cleaner

    Correct

    >421,appears to be a watch mainspring punch.

    Thanks, I wasn't sure about this one.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/04/2005 6:29 PM  

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