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post #1 of 19 Old 03-12-2009, 02:02 PM Thread Starter
 
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Can anyone identify this tool?

It's aluminum and it's about 3/4" thick. There are no hard corners on it. It belongs to an old friend in Michigan who has kept it for years as a conversation piece. It would cut if I remember correctly, about a half inch deep.



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a saw that cuts!! anyway for real now is it for cutting tenons?
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Maybe for cutting into flooring but 1/2" doesn't seem like it's deep enough.

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I am thinking butterfly in a panel, Japanese have a saw with that exact blade shape just for doing that.
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It looks like a Curry Comb to me. Used for combing animals such as horses, dogs, etc.
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Where the hecks the cord?

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It looks like a veneer saw to me...
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I second the veneer saw guess. It looks too aggressive to be a grout saw.
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post #9 of 19 Old 03-12-2009, 10:02 PM
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I agree

A veneer saw it is. Does it have a maker's name? bill

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Just a thought, as you say its owned by a friend in Michigan. It may have something to do with pattern making. I know many moons ago pattern makers used wood for parts of their work.
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This is a fish scaler, not a woodworking tool. They have been around for a long time.

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Not sure what it is, but the length would suggest a double handed tool that is used for more of pulling cut. Maybe a gutting tool for a meat processing plant?
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This is a fish scaler, not a woodworking tool. They have been around for a long time.
Yes, now that you say that I will take that explanation over the curry comb.

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Fish Scaler

If this is a fish scaler,it would do moby dick.

All the saw teeth are facing back for cutting as you pull the thing with 2 hands. Don't know what it is,but it is a mean looking thing. tom-3

Maybe an old wood siding cutter?

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post #15 of 19 Old 03-13-2009, 06:57 PM
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Talking Fish Scaler?

I've known guys that shouldn't fish, I've know guys that couldn't fish, but I've never known a guy who wooden fish! Dad "Are we there yet?", "No, but we're veneer the place!" "I think I just saw it". bill
The replaceable blade and the blades' shape tells me it's a veneer saw that can be used as a fish scaler!
I never saw a saw saw, like that saw saws.

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Looks like a butt scratcher to me.
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I think it's for removing the hide from a slaughtered steer.
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Take it to any knowlegeable fishing equipment store and they will verify it as a fish scaler.

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Could it be for making gooves inside a barrel? Who would want to do that? Beats me!
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