• Mystery Tool giant caliper

    From hubops@ccanoemail.ca@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 4 07:26:23 2022
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.

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  • From Bill@21:1/5 to hubops@ccanoemail.ca on Mon Apr 4 08:37:59 2022
    On 4/4/2022 7:26 AM, hubops@ccanoemail.ca wrote:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.



    Interesting tool. All 3 "ends" remind me of tools for breaking
    or and/or "harvesting" ice. The point on it makes it look like a
    dangerous thing to play with!

    During my search I learned that a tool I picked up at auction (with a
    bunch of other stuff) that I was guessing might be for picking up hay
    bales actually seems to be an "ice hook" for picking up ice.
    Can't throw that out! ; ) Any offers? It's "vintage"!

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  • From ck@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 4 14:43:36 2022
    Le 04/04/2022 à 13:26, hubops@ccanoemail.ca a écrit :
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.


    In japanese zen gardening:

    https://fr.123rf.com/photo_57822446_mod%C3%A8les-de-sable-commissionn%C3%A9es-en-japonais-zen-garden-wit-vagues-fluides-simples-et-des-cercles-concent.html

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to hubops@ccanoemail.ca on Mon Apr 4 15:12:32 2022
    On Mon, 04 Apr 2022 07:26:23 -0400, hubops@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.

    Torquemada's back scratcher?

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  • From DerbyDad03@21:1/5 to hub...@ccanoemail.ca on Mon Apr 4 12:20:14 2022
    On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:23:44 AM UTC-4, hub...@ccanoemail.ca wrote:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?


    A joke?

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  • From Joe Gwinn@21:1/5 to hubops@ccanoemail.ca on Mon Apr 4 15:37:11 2022
    On Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:29:30 -0400, hubops@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

    On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 12:20:14 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:23:44 AM UTC-4, hub...@ccanoemail.ca wrote:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?


    A joke?

    Some of this guy's other mystery items are obviously
    < crudely > home-made and therefore not worth the
    bother to solve - but I thought this one looked legit -
    dunno.
    John T.

    It looks to me like a rake to make circular patterns in sand, as used
    for Japanese gardens. Someone else said this.

    Joe Gwinn

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  • From hubops@ccanoemail.ca@21:1/5 to teamarrows@eznet.net on Mon Apr 4 15:29:30 2022
    On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 12:20:14 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:23:44 AM UTC-4, hub...@ccanoemail.ca wrote:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?


    A joke?

    Some of this guy's other mystery items are obviously
    < crudely > home-made and therefore not worth the
    bother to solve - but I thought this one looked legit -
    dunno.
    John T.

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to All on Mon Apr 4 16:11:07 2022
    On Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:37:11 -0400, Joe Gwinn <joegwinn@comcast.net>
    wrote:

    On Mon, 04 Apr 2022 15:29:30 -0400, hubops@ccanoemail.ca wrote:

    On Mon, 4 Apr 2022 12:20:14 -0700 (PDT), DerbyDad03
    <teamarrows@eznet.net> wrote:

    On Monday, April 4, 2022 at 7:23:44 AM UTC-4, hub...@ccanoemail.ca wrote: >>>> A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?


    A joke?

    Some of this guy's other mystery items are obviously
    < crudely > home-made and therefore not worth the
    bother to solve - but I thought this one looked legit -
    dunno.
    John T.

    It looks to me like a rake to make circular patterns in sand, as used
    for Japanese gardens. Someone else said this.

    They don't seem any more complicated than a wood/bamboo rake.

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  • From John Grossbohlin@21:1/5 to hubops@ccanoemail.ca on Mon Apr 4 22:16:27 2022
    "Bill" wrote in message news:HEB2K.606697$oF2.73268@fx10.iad...

    On 4/4/2022 7:26 AM, hubops@ccanoemail.ca wrote:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.


    Interesting tool. All 3 "ends" remind me of tools for breaking
    or and/or "harvesting" ice. The point on it makes it look like a dangerous >thing to play with!

    During my search I learned that a tool I picked up at auction (with a bunch >of other stuff) that I was guessing might be for picking up hay bales >actually seems to be an "ice hook" for picking up ice.
    Can't throw that out! ; ) Any offers? It's "vintage"!

    It seems to be a gauging tool or supporting tool. For example, the toothed curved bar at the hinge end appears intended to hold the point and rake ends
    at a fixed distance when engaged in the edge of the rake side's hinge
    ferrule. I suspect that the tool folds the other way, or at least opens up straighter, in use.

    I'm sure I've seen a similar tool but cannot recall the context.

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  • From ck@21:1/5 to All on Thu Apr 7 17:38:10 2022
    Le 04/04/2022 à 14:43, ck a écrit :
    Le 04/04/2022 à 13:26, hubops@ccanoemail.ca a écrit :
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    -  it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

        John T.


    In japanese zen gardening:

    https://fr.123rf.com/photo_57822446_mod%C3%A8les-de-sable-commissionn%C3%A9es-en-japonais-zen-garden-wit-vagues-fluides-simples-et-des-cercles-concent.html


    It is a french style gardening tool. See http://shorturl.at/dBNT8

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  • From krw@notreal.com@21:1/5 to ck@none.none on Thu Apr 7 14:50:44 2022
    On Thu, 7 Apr 2022 17:38:10 +0200, ck <ck@none.none> wrote:

    Le 04/04/2022 14:43, ck a crit:
    Le 04/04/2022 13:26, hubops@ccanoemail.ca a crit:
    A local guy has hundreds of items listed on Kijiji
    < like Craigs List > and some that he can't even identify -
    - it always spurs on my curiosity and need to solve it.

    https://imgur.com/a/3Iezwc0

    Any ideas ?

    John T.


    In japanese zen gardening:

    https://fr.123rf.com/photo_57822446_mod%C3%A8les-de-sable-commissionn%C3%A9es-en-japonais-zen-garden-wit-vagues-fluides-simples-et-des-cercles-concent.html


    It is a french style gardening tool. See http://shorturl.at/dBNT8

    A tool found at Area-51:

    https://www.thetravel.com/crop-circles-around-the-world/

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