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Thursday, August 03, 2006

732. 3-7/8" long












733. 9-3/8" long, don't know what this was a part of, hopefully someone will recognize it:

It looked a little worse before being cleaned and oiled.




The most obvious signs of wear are the circular marks around the asymmetrical nut:










734. Partial shot, 2" inside diameter:








735. 3-7/8" long:








736. 9" long












737. 1-3/4" long










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12 Comments:

  • 734. Golf ball retriever
    736. Splitting chisel. Seen air powered versions used to split muffler (automotive) necks away from the pipes inside them.

    By Blogger pa-ter, at 8/03/2006 5:25 AM  

  • 737. I think its a flechette.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/03/2006 7:22 AM  

  • 732 Ice skate sharpener

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/03/2006 8:24 AM  

  • 732. File in guide for filing the edges of ?
    733. Holds blade for deep planing or "routing" of groove. Held in two hands like drawknife. Wear around wingnut from fingernails perhaps.
    734. Agree on golf ball retreiver.
    737. WWI anti-personnel projectile, thrown from planes.

    By Blogger canem, at 8/03/2006 8:25 AM  

  • 735. Telephoone call indicator light.
    732. I agree with the skate sharpener.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8/03/2006 8:49 AM  

  • 733 - I agree it's a router: Open throat router, missing the L-shaped blade. The "long" unsharpened end of the blade fits into the rectangular metal part, and is tightened in place with the wing nut. I suspect that the circular marks on the wood are from over-tightening the wing nut so the "wings" scraped on the wood when the nut was turned. Note the washers that are present now to raise the nut. Marks on wood do not seem to match the nut wings -- maybe not original nut or one wing broke and was filed smooth, leading to asymmetry.

    By Anonymous rfp, at 8/03/2006 10:01 PM  

  • 737. is a "Lazy Dog" missile
    http://www.texastradingpost.com/militaria/lazydog.html

    By Anonymous Mike, at 8/04/2006 12:05 PM  

  • >734. Golf ball retriever

    >736. Splitting chisel...

    Both correct

    >737. I think its a flechette.

    Close, it's similar to a flechette.

    >732 Ice skate sharpener

    It could definitely be used for sharpening skates, but according to the seller it was made for something else.



    >733. Holds blade for deep planing or "routing" of groove. Held in two hands like drawknife.

    Thanks

    >734. Agree on golf ball retreiver.
    >737. WWI anti-personnel projectile, thrown from planes.

    Yes


    >735. Telephoone call indicator light.

    Correct

    >732. I agree with the skate sharpener.

    Partially correct

    >733 - I agree it's a router...

    Thanks for the info

    >737. is a "Lazy Dog" missile...

    Correct, that's a great link for this one.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/04/2006 2:52 PM  

  • What a great concept for a blog post. The first thing is a file of some kind.. for something thin, obviously. Maybe a saw?

    By Anonymous Puzzle Maker, at 8/09/2006 10:09 AM  

  • >The first thing is a file of some kind.. for something thin, obviously. Maybe a saw?

    Yes, it's for a saw, if you haven't already seen it, check the answer link for the rest of the solutions. A new set of photos is posted every Thursday morning.

    By Blogger Rob, at 8/09/2006 3:40 PM  

  • More LAZY DOG DART info at this site and it seems to disagree a little. http://vietnamgear.com/kit.aspx?kit=512 I lost a best friend as a kid that had one of these and it took 15 years to find another and what it was. So here is what it took so long to find

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 12/18/2006 3:07 AM  

  • 760. Looks like a caltrop. The weight on one side I would guess because it was air dropped for disabling vehicles.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 2/24/2007 9:22 PM  

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