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    What's this?

    I know I've seen one of these before, but can't remember where or what it's for. I have some vague recollection that it was used by patternmakers. Any answers appreciated, especially if they are correct. TIA.






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    I don't know but,....my wife wants me to reupholster the dining room chairs. I think that would work great in pulling out the 3 billion staples holding that are holding fabric to the wood
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    i think it's a float but i'm not sure ken
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    Bob, the tip is too thick to pull staples. Tod, it has no teeth. Somebody suggested that is could be a babbet bearing scraper. I think that's probably what it is. Wait and see if Jr. signs in on it...

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    Could it be a tool for working on sand castings?

    It looks like it has no sharp edges, but for smoothing sand castings, I would think it would be of use

    Neat just the same!
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    Scraper for babbitt bearings.

    Mike

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    this could be a brick/block layer pointing tool

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    Quote Originally Posted by tod evans View Post
    i think it's a float but i'm not sure ken
    Nah, too much steel, it'll never float!
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    Quote Originally Posted by M Toupin View Post
    Scraper for babbitt bearings.

    Mike
    Yep! That'd be my guess, too.
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    Babbitt bearings are still used in some industries, and scrapers still available.

    http://www.martindaleco.com/pdfs/Oth...20Scrapers.pdf

    Mike

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