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Old 08-08-2010, 11:25 AM
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Let's see if we can stump john_galt on this one.
Found this today in the back shed.
I have no idea what this is, so I won't know if he's stumped or not.
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Old 08-08-2010, 12:18 PM
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I'm stumped Now I gotta search the books.
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Old 08-08-2010, 03:41 PM
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Dad you got me on that one. I got nothing.I'm gonna guess and say it came out of a
rail road repair shop?
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I don't know....looks like a good Ebay item though
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:25 PM
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I went back later in the day to look at it again.
It looks like it's either missing parts, or it's part of another machine.
The handle rotates the gear on the right side, but it just freewheels.
I think something is missing here.
Someone has got to know.
Sheet metal tools are not the only things I'm finding.
Check out the condition of this pipe vice.
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kind of resembles a device i used long,long ago to roll rings out of 3/8" rod, but i think you are correct about missing parts. the crank does not drive the grooved bottom roller?
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Old 08-28-2010, 02:25 PM
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the crank does not drive the grooved bottom roller?
Nope.
You might be on the right track though, as there is a hollow space inside the machine.
Maybe it's just missing a gear.

Check this baby out.
I included a shot of the results of a test piece.
It wouldn't finish the cut, and it left a burr on the metal, but it still works.
I'll fiddle with it.
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