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November 14, 2006

A new whatziss!

I've got to go in early and stay late today, so here's a quickie for you...

What is this tool used for?


So, whatziss?

If that wasn't terribly helpful, try this.

If you think markings will help - here ya go! (large file if you're dialing in)

Comments on A new whatziss!
hdw briefed on November 14, 2006 07:07 AM

That's easy. It's that tool we all use to button our Levi's in the morning. One side hooks the button, one side hooks the hole, and then you squeeze. If all goes well the front connects, and the back doesn't open to relieve the pressure.

nedludd briefed on November 14, 2006 07:22 AM

Looks like a press to create rifle or pistol ammunition. The tool looks like it could hold different sizes of casings.

WereKitten briefed on November 14, 2006 07:25 AM

I remember seeing something like that hanging on the wall of that S&M club I went to once... said something about nipples on the sign below it.

Consul-At-Arms briefed on November 14, 2006 07:26 AM

It's a crimper.

Trias briefed on November 14, 2006 07:39 AM

It looks like a crimper for some kind of tubing.

John of Argghhh! briefed on November 14, 2006 07:42 AM

Nope. Yer gonna be surprised, methinks.

Mehopes, anyway!

al briefed on November 14, 2006 07:50 AM

Maachine gun linking tool of some type??

Gravel briefed on November 14, 2006 07:52 AM

I'm thinking it's a wire tensioner/connector. Maybe for doing barbed wire or cattle fencing of some sort. Looks pretty similar a tool I used for that purpose in Oklahoma (on Ft. Sill) as a teenager.

My first "real" job (at age 15) was with range control on Ft. Sill. We did a lot of fence work where the buffer zones and outer ranges joined with the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge.

My dad was a Pershing Warrant and he thought some good hard laboring in the Oklahoma sun would be good for me. Who knew he'd be right. LOL

~V5

Gravel briefed on November 14, 2006 07:54 AM

that should read, "Looks pretty similar TO a tool..." Sorry, sometimes the fingers outrun the brain.

MajMike briefed on November 14, 2006 08:18 AM

testicle caliper for meeting cavalry entrance physical...

Damian briefed on November 14, 2006 08:30 AM

I have no idea what the holy hannah it is - I'm just hoping SWWBO doesn't use it to enforce compliance with Castle regs.

*...he says with legs tightly crossed...*

Eric Wilner briefed on November 14, 2006 08:58 AM

It's the original (1897) tool for packing Life-Savers into those foil rolls.

Cricket briefed on November 14, 2006 09:21 AM

It is used to extract bad teeth from the Moat Monster. He has teeth like a shark's.

Failing that, it looks like a plier of some kind or a grip.

hdw briefed on November 14, 2006 10:37 AM
testicle caliper for meeting cavalry entrance physical...

These were used back when cavalry still meant horses. They'd mash it down hard a couple of times, and if you didn't pass out you were ready for the cheap @#$ horses they used to buy.

WereKitten briefed on November 14, 2006 11:08 AM

Hmmmmmm
Upon further review, it appears that when you squeeze the handles, the thing seperates, so it must be used to pry something open.

Perhaps Damian's legs.

Chris Denny briefed on November 14, 2006 11:10 AM

I would venture that it is a fuse setter for artillery rounds. Probably first world warish, and juding from the markings of British or similar origin.

Damian briefed on November 14, 2006 11:19 AM

Perhaps Damian's legs.

Possibly the only time in recorded history that someone of the opposite sex has suggested my legs need prying open.

MajMike briefed on November 14, 2006 01:00 PM

linker de-linker for Vulcan

Rich Walden briefed on November 14, 2006 03:56 PM

Me thinks it is thingy that you use to pick up heavy projectiles for loading very heavy artillery. I have seen pictures of look alikes in WWII pics of German guns

WereKitten briefed on November 14, 2006 06:44 PM

Damian...
*wink*
Sometimes a girl's just gotta dig in with both hands and get the job done.

Damian briefed on November 15, 2006 12:39 AM

Damian...
*wink*
Sometimes a girl's just gotta dig in with both hands and get the job done.

Jeebus. Now you've got me sweating.