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Thursday, February 09, 2006

581. 2-11/16" to 3-1/2" long




9-1/2" long








582. 1" long, both sides of the same item





583. 3/8" inside diameter





584. 14" long





585. 27-1/2" long






586. 3-1/8" diameter, end view of a tool that can be found in most large hardware stores:




Answers

12 Comments:

  • 582. Bookmarks

    583. Nut, probably for an axle. You put a cotter pin through the axle or bolt, locked into those little tabs to keep it from spinning off.

    584. Spokeshave, missing a handle?

    586. Paint auger/stir for a drill

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    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/09/2006 5:13 AM  

  • 585. Chain tightener - used on flatbed trailers.

    By Blogger canem, at 2/09/2006 6:41 AM  

  • Squirrel Cage Fan?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/09/2006 6:33 PM  

  • 582. money clip

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/09/2006 8:37 PM  

  • 583. Castle nut

    585. Chain binder

    586. Squirel cage blower (inside view)

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/10/2006 12:39 AM  

  • 584 - Some sort of cooper's draw knife for barrel making???

    By Anonymous rfp, at 2/10/2006 12:47 PM  

  • 584. Part of a tobacco chopper.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/10/2006 1:49 PM  

  • >582. Bookmarks

    >583. Nut...put a cotter pin through the axle or bolt...

    Both correct

    >584. Spokeshave, missing a handle?

    Nope

    >586. Paint auger/stir for a drill

    >585. Chain tightener - used on flatbed trailers.

    Both of these are correct

    >Squirrel Cage Fan?

    It's a squirrel cage but it's not used as a fan.

    >582. money clip

    This one is too small and not strong enough to be a money clip.

    >583. Castle nut

    >585. Chain binder

    Yes to both

    >586. Squirel cage blower (inside view)

    This one is not a blower

    >584 - Some sort of cooper's draw knife for barrel making???

    Nope

    >584. Part of a tobacco chopper.

    Yes, it's a chopper but I don't know if it's specifically for tobacco.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/10/2006 2:56 PM  

  • 581. Inside measuring device, with it's holder. Not a micrometer, as it is marked in 1/16th increments.

    582. Brass sheet bookmarks.

    583. Crenelated nut.

    584. Thought it was a funky drawknife, till I saw the second picture, showing the hole in the end. This makes it a block knife. In use, the hole is hooked onto a hook
    screwed into a large block of wood (usually a large log or stump), allowing tremendous leverage to be applied at the cutting edge. Used for roughing shapes out of wood (like for wooden clogs).

    585. Chain Boomer (at least, that's what we call it in Texas). For tightening chains (can also be used in running fencing).

    586. Squirrel cage- I'm guessing for stirring paint.

    By Blogger jade, at 2/11/2006 3:45 PM  

  • >581. Inside measuring device, with it's holder. Not a micrometer...

    It takes two full revolutions to go 1/16", and each revolution is divided into 30 increments. .0625/60 equals .001, so it is a micrometer though it doesn't appear to be one.

    >582. Brass sheet bookmarks.

    >583. Crenelated nut.

    >584. This makes it a block knife...

    >585. Chain Boomer (at least, that's what we call it in Texas). For tightening chains ...

    >586. Squirrel cage- I'm guessing for stirring paint.

    The rest of these are correct, though we call 583 a castellated nut.

    By Blogger Rob, at 2/12/2006 1:45 PM  

  • 585. a SNAP Boomer used to sucure loads. doesnt matter what kind of trailer. Leverage is the key, but a Ratchet boomer is safer and easier to use, pluss doesnt need retightend as often.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/14/2009 3:30 AM  

  • 584 - Skinning Draw Knife - Removes meat from animal skin. Used in the Leather industry. Looks like it might be missing a handle, or strap.

    585 - Lever Chain Binder

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7/09/2010 12:44 PM  

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