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  1. Stuffbuffet
    Joined: Nov 26, 2009
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    Stuffbuffet

    I bought this in a box at a yard sale. Don't know what it is.
    I assume it's automotive, tool related since every other thing I bought was a tool or auto. It was in a red cardboard tube. About one inch in diameter but I didn't measure.
     

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  2. Mr48chev
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    They almost look like some of the pieces that I have in my late son's tool box that he made in the machinist class at Perry Tech. Meaning pieces turned on a lathe while learning to use the lathe.
     
  3. 51504bat
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    A drill guide to center a smaller diameter drill in a larger existing hole? Maybe used in drilling a broken recessed stud to use an EZ out? Just a dumb assed guess.
     
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  4. verno30
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    The barrel of a center punch?
     

  5. AccurateMike
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    [​IMG]
    Looks like a set screw has been run up against the side of it a bunch of times. Must have fit in an adjustable fixture of some sort. Maybe holding something like an indicator on a machine or such. You will figure how to use it for something :) Mike
     
  6. squirrel
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    put it in a flathead ford block to hold the pilot for the valve seat grinder?
     
  7. hotrodjack33
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    My wife has a similar looking item in her nightstand:eek::eek::eek:.
     
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  8. silent rick
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    i have something similar only larger, 3/4 id by 1-1/4 od.

    i can then cut off any length i need for custom axle/wheel spacers for building custom bikes(harleys)
     
  9. Doublepumper
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    Looks similar to a lug swage tool.
     
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  10. B.A.KING
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    Does it have the marks on the side of it:D:D
     
  11. J. A. Miller
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    Does she call it Steely Dan?
     
  12. Its a framise. It goes inside a .......ooh, some one is at the door....later...
     
  13. Stuffbuffet
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    Stuffbuffet

    Here's an update...
     

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  14. But I don't see a place for the batteries!
     
  15. Wanderlust
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    It’s one of the old manual jobbies
     
  16. 41rodderz
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    Since you bought so many of them and not being sure of what they are , your a hoarder aren’t you ?:D Admit it :)
     
  17. Stuffbuffet
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    Stuffbuffet

    Well no, I just thought since I was buying a box of misc I would just grab em all and make the deal better for me.
    I was hoping they were worth $5 a tube but idk what they are.
     
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  18. 41rodderz
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    :D There’s no shame if you are. A lot of us have that problem.:)
     
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  19. 62rebel
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    No markings on the tubes themselves? Odd
     
  20. Budget36
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    I’d have probably bought them too…mercy.
     
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  21. Stuffbuffet
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    Anyone want any?
     
  22. Almost looks like industrial carbide sandblasting tips? They usually come in tubes like that
     
  23. If you put one of them back in one of those red cardboard tubes and lay it on a park bench somewhere conspicuous, I bet you the police will come by and try to identify it for you. Who knows. Maybe the FBI will even show up to help them figure out what it is.

    Problem solved.

    :rolleyes:
     
  24. bchctybob
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    What’s the other end of the look like?
     
  25. Stuffbuffet
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    The first post has the bottom of them...the 3rd picture. It's flat with a C stamped in them.
    The hole is NOT all the way through and is not threaded.
     
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  26. 41 GMC K-18
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    They resemble the roller spacer, that fits part of the cleat track system, for a late
    50's " TUCKER SNO-CAT ".

    tucker sno - cat.jpg
     
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  27. I think they keep the red tubes from getting out of round.:p
    I had anesthesia yesterday so cut me some slack.:(
     
  28. RmK57
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    I'd use them as solid lifters.
     
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  29. 1pickup
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    Teeth marks, maybe...
     
  30. choptop40
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    epoxy bolts into them and would make cool grille accents , or toggle switches , etc,,use your imagination..or send them to me..he he he
     

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