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Rob
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Early bird gets first guess ! 946 is a molding plane 950 looks like an ice shoe for horses 951 is a planetarium (starfield) projector
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Snag
949. I'm guessing. A scarficator. Used for bloodletting.
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kfvorwerk
Me me!!! 946. A Thomas Falconer pough plane with a variable radius fence?
Best!!! Nautilus
bloodletting.http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloodletting> Karl
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nautilus
Here are my thoughts on 951:
The globe on the end looks like a small moon. That's no moon...it's a space station. It's too small to be a space station. I have a very bad feeling about this.
;-)
Carl G.
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Carl G.
And may the farce be with you !
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Snag
946 cuts a grove around a circumference of something, but I duuno what.
951 is a planetarium projector.
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Dave Balderstone
Here are my answers before looking at any other answers.
946. A beautiful old plane of some description. It obviously cuts an extremely thin kerf and is guided by the arced shoe. I am a bit confused by the arc, as I would have thought a straight fence would have allowed a straighter line - maybe that's the answer, the arc allows the iron to go around a curve.
947. Looks like a mobile anvil that would rest on a man's knee. No idea what the task might be - heading nails?
948. Spring loaded slater's hammer?
949. A clock work tool that wiggles the cutting blade. A power oyster shucker?
950. At 5" wide it must be a type of horse shoe, but I can't envision a need for the teeth and would worry about the horse cutting his own off feet.
951. Looks just like the star machine at the local planetarium that shines the constellations, etc. on the domed ceiling. ______________________________ Keep the whole world singing . . . . DanG (remove the sevens) snipped-for-privacy@7cox.net
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DanG
Gee the first one in a while that I knew an answer!
946 is a rabbiting plane used to cut the grove for an inlay in a table. It has rounded stop so that it can be used on straight or curved table tops. Beautiful tool!!
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RoyJ
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O.K. Posting from rec.crafts.metalworking as always.
946) A very nice example of a rabbit plane -- for making grooves an adjustable distance from the edge of the workpiece (as set by the adjustable fence.)
In this case, I suspect that it is for use by a cabinetmaker to produce grooves for sliding doors to operate in.
947) Perhaps to provide curved support for an elbow and allow it to pivot on the socket shown uppermost? It looks too small to accommodate a knee, but I think that it might accept an elbow and some padding.
948) Perhaps for a weldor to use chipping off slag? The spring controls how hard it hits, thus reducing the chance of damaging the workpiece?
949) Perhaps part of a lock? Seeing the other side might give more clues.
950) Looks as though it fits over the toe of a heavy boot, perhaps to aid in climbing an awkward surface?
951) Looks like a small version of a planetarium to me.
Now to see what others have said.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
946: From the first picture, I would have guessed Ye Olde Slaughterhouse Captive Bolt Tool. But it obviously isn't in the other pictures. Perhaps some sort of tool used in tuning pianos?
950: One jaw of an animal trap
951: Planetarium projector
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Matthew T. Russotto
That and the planetarium projector were the only ones I could figure out. I didn't know what to call this one, but I could tell what it was used for. What a beautifully-made tool.
Or turn it upside down and it's a pan for a really BIG flintlock rifle.
A ball-peen hammer that stuck its nose where it didn't belong.
Yeah, I thought it looked like it fit on a boot, too, but I can't figure out what it would be used for -- but you could really kick the crap out of something with it.
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darkon
Just posted the answer page, including the answer to number 860, the unidentified gauge from a few months ago.
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Rob
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R.H.
According to R.H. :
Glad to see that 946 won a silver medal -- though looking at it I think that it deserved a *gold* medal. I wonder what the tool which won the gold medal that year looked like?
I wish that there had been a person in there to give scale to the Planetarium projector.
Enjoy, DoN.
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DoN. Nichols
How cool is that! I was pretty sure we'd never know what that thing was for.
--riverman
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humunculus
I was having trouble with my flash when trying to shoot the projector and didn't think of that, would have been a good idea. If I'm ever in the area again, I'll get a few more shots of it.
Rob
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R.H.
Yes, I was glad to get this one nailed down, I also had doubts that we'd see an answer for it. Hopefully our luck will continue, as I have a few more unidentified tools to post in the near future.
Rob
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R.H.

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