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post #1 of 5 Old 11-26-2008, 06:36 AM Thread Starter
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Mystery Tool - Help Required Please?

Does anyone know what the tool below is used for? (And don't say tin opener!) I sourced it from an antique shop near Dundee, Scotland.

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Geessss.
My first thought was it is a tool for cutting inlay grooves, but that is simply a guess! I've never seen a tool like this before so beyond that guess, I'll sit back and learn something!!
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While I have never seen one before, it looks like it is missing something on the end. If it bolted to something else or had some sort of foot, I would say it was the first non powered miter saw.

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With the way the teeth face, it needs something
on the end to hold it.

Maybe for cleaning mortises or something??
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Whatever it is, it was used for "rough" work; I suspect some sort of demolition or deconstruction, perhaps from the past where wooden crates were the preferred shipping containers. That's my best guess.

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