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Cannonmn
09-09-2016, 11:18 AM
Approx 7"x 1.25" x o.5 in. Remains of red indicator fluid means it was made by a machinist, as were other things from his estate. Fork halves at end were made from cobalt steel as indicated by remains of markings I see but not visible in pix. Reverse side identical except you see the other ends of the 6 slot-head screws. What does it do?



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Yondering
09-09-2016, 12:33 PM
It could help with deburring the edge of that ruler shown in your pic.

Looks to be a scraper of some sort, judging by the residue around the tip of the V, and might be useful for deburring cut sheet stock.

Andre3127
09-09-2016, 12:46 PM
http://www.10pt9.com/Gear/Tools/ISSF-Jacket-Overlap-Gauge-p560.html

Probably not, but close :)

Blazemaster83
09-09-2016, 01:06 PM
I would guess edge deburring as well, or a weed puller lol

old mart
09-09-2016, 01:44 PM
It's an Irish large bodied fish disgorger.

JRouche
09-09-2016, 02:32 PM
Not sure its meant to be handheld. If I were to make a handle it sure wouldn't look like that.. Maybe held in a vice?. JR

Rustybolt
09-09-2016, 03:30 PM
wire stripper?

kendall
09-09-2016, 05:00 PM
draw through knife sharpener.

Cannonmn
09-09-2016, 05:02 PM
Thanks, yes deburring an edge makes sense, especially in light of his use of cobalt steel for the vee.

A.K. Boomer
09-09-2016, 05:23 PM
It's a small child paddle - the end is used to twist your nose - sometimes even your ears if you were really bad - my dad had one:(

old mart
09-11-2016, 03:33 PM
It is to take the sharp edge off freshly guillotined sheet metal. Just a touch on a fine grinding wheel restores the sharp edge. The clever feature is making the edges from two pieces of steel to produce a perfect "v".

Black Forest
09-11-2016, 04:26 PM
It's a small child paddle - the end is used to twist your nose - sometimes even your ears if you were really bad - my dad had one:(

That explains a lot A.K.!!!! I will have to be more considerate of you in the future now that I know the reasons for your abnormalities!:D

boslab
09-11-2016, 10:16 PM
I'd hazard a guess at its a setting guage for somthing, somthing round perpendicular to a face
Mark

A.K. Boomer
09-12-2016, 12:19 AM
That explains a lot A.K.!!!! I will have to be more considerate of you in the future now that I know the reasons for your abnormalities!:D

Have to admit considerate would be nice for a change - but Grandpaw always said even abuse is at least some form of attention :(

Black Forest
09-12-2016, 06:13 AM
Have to admit considerate would be nice for a change - but Grandpaw always said even abuse is at least some form of attention :(

Hey, I have been downright nice to you lately!