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    Default Another mystery tool

    One of my hangar neighbors was cleaning out an old desk, used by a now 10 years deceased old school aircraft mechanic, and among the Pratt & Whitney radial engine tools and other debris was a couple of these things:







    I'm thinking some sort of crimping tool?

    I'm using one of them as a 'stop' for my spindle holding tool.



    The magnet holds the tool in place, the "tool" limits rotation of the spindle on My Emco-Meier Mill while changing tooling.

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    Those clamp onto a framing square. For repeated cuts when making stair treads is one use.
    Bricolage anyone?....one of lifes fun games.

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    Yup - one on each leg of the square. Good for building roofs too. It's an easy way to do repeatable angle marking.

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    Well, I guess old Harry was a carpenter, as well as an ass-kick aircraft mechanic! Thank's guys!

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    We always called them stair knockers.
    "The things that will destroy America are prosperity at any price, peace at any price, safety first instead of duty first, the love of soft living and the get rich theory of life." Theodore Roosevelt

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    Here's a set you can buy with a diagram of how to use them.




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    Agreed stair gauges, and about the nicest ones i've ever seen.

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