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post #1 of 13 Old 09-20-2020, 12:32 PM Thread Starter
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Can you ID this odd tool?

Well I tried to upload a picture like normal of this weird hand tool I found in my stuff. The forum is doing something strange with my post, so here's a link to a pic: http://twobluecrows.blogspot.com/


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post #2 of 13 Old 09-20-2020, 02:03 PM
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Looks like a tool used to scrap the grout from between ceramic tiles. Once the old grout is removed, new grout can be troweled into the grout lines.

https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Tools-...625137&sr=8-39

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That sounds very likely, but I googled "antique grout scrapers" and "vintage group scrapers" and nothing remotely similar showed up. When I first saw it I immediately thought "fish scaler" but it doesn't look right for that either. I'm guessing from it's wood handle with red paint, it looks like it came from the 1930s-50s, it looks like a lot of old kitchen utensils I have in that way, but I could be wrong about that too. lol

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https://www.dkhardware.com/hyde-wind...duct-7237.htmlWindow de-glazing tool?

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Yep. It's thin but stiff. The serrated teeth are also used to cut the paint seal between sashes and jambs from a previous paint job.
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It is a veneer saw. Veneer is set on a cutting mat or table, then using a straight edge you saw the veneer along the straight edge.

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A surgical instrument for people the surgeon really doesn't like at all..or veneer or grout or otherwise a window tool.

I figured it's time to change my signature so hold your breath. This is it.
Impressive, huh?
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Aha!I knew I'd get the answer here! This makes perfect sense, and the pointy scraper parts would help cut out putty!..Thanks!!

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It is a veneer saw. Veneer is set on a cutting mat or table, then using a straight edge you saw the veneer along the straight edge.

This idea sounds good but it's not sharp, and the serrations are too big and relatively too thick to be a saw for something as fine as veneer, but would work great for cutting through a painted window sash!

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Posting the picture so everyone doesn't have to follow the link...

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Thanks, Bernie_72 for the picture. I don't know why I couldn't insert it, I've done it many times before, but this time there were no buttons on the New Thread posting box. I see it here in the Quick Reply, so I don't have a clue.
Thanks again!

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post #12 of 13 Old 09-23-2020, 02:27 AM
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The red handle was a clue ......

So I searched for vintage Red Devil paint scraper and found the exact same tool:
https://www.worthpoint.com/worthoped...pper-490075369

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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It’s a window zipper. You use it to free a window that is painted shut. Lay it flat on the sash and saw the the paint between the sash and sash stop.
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