Hi, I have about 20 tools and will be posting pictures of them. Let me make it clear that I'm no Rob. I do not know what many of these tools are or exactl y how they are used, so I may not provide answers at the end of the week. I will try to answer questions about their composition, size and how they ca n move. Pictures are provide via dropbox.
POST02_TOOL05Thit is a complicated metal tool. It has two pairs of pivot points producin g a large mechanical advantage at the business end. The handles have yellow and red paint on the tips to distinguish them. The handles also have a loc king ratchet mechanism that prevents them from loosening until fully closed and released by a second hard compression. There is an expansion springs b uilt into the handles to weakly force them open. Between the two pivot poin t pairs the the are three paris of holes labeled 1, 2 and 3. There are remo vable pins in the holes. They are in holes 1 and 3 in the first picture. Th e do not affect the motion.
POST02_TOOL06The tool is approximately eight inches long. It is obviously in the pliers family. It is made of metal with rubber coating on the handles and rounded business ends. It is unclear whether it is used with force applied to open or close it as the handles are comfortable for either action.
POST02_TOOL07The tool is metal, probably aluminum. The words stamped on it would give it use away. The metal disks fit into the bottom below the compartment. The m oveable lever arm puts pressure on the contents of the compartment. The met al handle fits into a slot in the disks and is used to rotate them.
POST02_TOOL08This tool is approximately thirteen inches long. The handle is brass. The w hite part is shaped stone or cement -- I think it is natural stone. It is p orous and has small half-moon indentations chiseled into it. The stone is h elp in place by two nuts.