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July 20, 2014

New Shop Tool

Filed under: Historical Material,Of Interest,Proper Tools,Shop,Uncategorized,Wood — Stephen Shepherd @ 11:33 am

new shop toolYes it does match my other maple octagonal tapered handles on my chisels and dovetail saws.  This has been on my list since childhood.

It is not a caliper, it is not a tuning fork, it is not a truncated trident, it is not a gimble, it is not a frog gig, it is not a boot jack, it is not an oar lock, it is not a pattern for a flyer [although I did use a flyer for the layout], it is not a crutch, it is not a stirrup, it is not a gun rest, it is not an equitorial mount and it is not brought to you by the letter ‘Y’.  What is it?

Stephen

10 Comments »

  1. Would Mr. Wilson be happy to see it in your hands?

    Comment by Ken Pollard — July 20, 2014 @ 11:39 am

  2. Is it a lucet?

    Comment by Robin Bromley — July 20, 2014 @ 11:54 am

  3. Ken,

    Yes.

    Robin,

    No, didn’t think of that one.

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — July 20, 2014 @ 1:24 pm

  4. Well, you didn’t say “It’s not a slingshot.”

    [Which by the way, in some forms are now illegal where I live, in NY, in NJ, and in many other “blue” states.]

    Comment by Bob Easton — July 20, 2014 @ 1:27 pm

  5. Ohhhhh! checking further… It looks like Salt Lake County, Utah is also on the list of areas that call slingshots illegal.

    ref: http://nhunting.com/forum/topic/6560-slingshots-are-illegal-in-some-areas/

    Comment by Bob Easton — July 20, 2014 @ 1:30 pm

  6. So…. don’t go using your lucet to hunt. 🙂

    Comment by Bob Easton — July 20, 2014 @ 1:34 pm

  7. How about a dowsing rod?

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dowsing#Dowsing_rods

    Comment by Brian Eve — July 20, 2014 @ 2:41 pm

  8. Brian,
    Another good guess and another one I forgot.

    Bob,
    They can have it when they take it from my cold dead hands!

    Stephen

    Comment by Stephen Shepherd — July 20, 2014 @ 3:44 pm

  9. In childhood it was a slingshot. For adults it’s fancy fly swatter…..

    Comment by Bruce — July 20, 2014 @ 7:34 pm

  10. Stephen, is it a hand distaff?

    Comment by Trevor Walsh — July 21, 2014 @ 6:19 am

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