Full Chisel Blog

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?



  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,



    No, didn’t think of that one.


    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?


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

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

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


    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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