What is it? (Amateur Version POST04)

Here is the fourth post in the series. As usual, I will try to answer quest
ions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are prov
ide via dropbox. There is one composite image per tool.
POST04_TOOL13
This metal tool is approximately five inches long. It has a round metal rod
with a 95-degree bend (slightly overbent to create a little less than a ri
ght angle) at one end. At the other end, the rod pierces and is welded at 9
0 degrees to the midpoint of a hollow metal tube.
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POST04_TOOL14
A nine inch long metal tool in the adjustable vice grip family. When closed
, the jaws form a rounded square with two small semicircular dips on opposi
te sides. A second opening in the shape of a rectangular slot is also forme
d.
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POST04_TOOL15
A heavy steel tool 67 inches long. The bottom end has a square cross sectio
n ending in a dull four-sided point. The tool is slightly bowed but it is n
ot clear if this by design or from use.
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POST04_TOOL16
A metal tool approximately eight inches long. The handles are kept open by
a simple expansion spring requiring four pounds to oppose it. One jaw has a
pivoting metal semicircle attached to it. The other jaw has a metal disc w
ith tabs extending from it. The disc can be rotated to select from ten diff
erent tabs. The tabs are numbered [22,25,26,28,30,32,35,36,38,40].
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L Flynn
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leflynn
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Here is the fourth post in the series. As usual, I will try to answer questions about their composition, size and how they can move. Pictures are provide via dropbox. There is one composite image per tool.
POST04_TOOL13
I made a tool like this for removing snowmobile exhaust springs. pdk
This metal tool is approximately five inches long. It has a round metal rod with a 95-degree bend (slightly overbent to create a little less than a right angle) at one end. At the other end, the rod pierces and is welded at 90 degrees to the midpoint of a hollow metal tube.
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POST04_TOOL14
This is custom made probably for turning a shaft. pdk
A nine inch long metal tool in the adjustable vice grip family. When closed, the jaws form a rounded square with two small semicircular dips on opposite sides. A second opening in the shape of a rectangular slot is also formed.
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POST04_TOOL15
Probably a tool for punching a hole in earth for a post. pdk
A heavy steel tool 67 inches long. The bottom end has a square cross section ending in a dull four-sided point. The tool is slightly bowed but it is not clear if this by design or from use.
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POST04_TOOL16
No answer. pdk
A metal tool approximately eight inches long. The handles are kept open by a simple expansion spring requiring four pounds to oppose it. One jaw has a pivoting metal semicircle attached to it. The other jaw has a metal disc with tabs extending from it. The disc can be rotated to select from ten different tabs. The tabs are numbered [22,25,26,28,30,32,35,36,38,40].
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L Flynn
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Phil Kangas
As usual, thanks for the helpful posts.
POST04_TOOL13
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This is trampoline spring loading tool. It can also be used as a tent peg p uller. The bent part is used to stretch the springs to attach them to or re move them from the slots in the frame. The other side of the springs are ho ok to the bed.
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POST04_TOOL14
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These vice grips
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plier-set.jpg have been altered by welding two pieces to the jaws. Suggestions are that t hey were used to turn a shaft or hold other items to weld.
POST04_TOOL15 A heavy steel tool 67 inches long. The bottom end has a square cross sectio n ending in a dull four-sided point. The tool is slightly bowed but it is n ot clear if this by design or from use.
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It may be in the crowbar family but the end is not well designed for prying , and the weight distribution is bottom heavy. The guy I got it from said h is father worked for the railroad. It could be placed in the class of a plu mbers digging tools or spud bars with a square lower shaft and a pencil poi nt.
POST04_TOOL16
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This is a CF-71 Spark Plug Gapping Tool
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L Flynn
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leflynn

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