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Post by Big Kev » 06 Aug 2017, 06:01

Is it Douglas?
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Post by Tizer » 06 Aug 2017, 08:39

Acker Bilk?

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Post by Wendyf » 06 Aug 2017, 09:00

I'm with Kev, it's Douglas.

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Post by Stanley » 07 Aug 2017, 02:50

Dead right Kev, It's Douglas of the Lurpak adverts.....
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Post by Stanley » 08 Aug 2017, 05:51

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Does anyone remember this guy?
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Post by Stanley » 10 Aug 2017, 04:36

This one isn't flying is it. Think Governor of Minnesota and wrestling!
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Post by Stanley » 11 Aug 2017, 03:58

I shall have to knock this one on the head! It's Jesse Ventura who was governor of Minnesota when I was a frequent visitor. (LINK) Not a conventional politician, he celebrated his election by abseiling down the dome of the state legislature building in Twin Cities. Much criticised but he got many young people to vote and not all his actions were as bad as was was made out by his opponents. The doll was part of his election campaign in 1999.
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Post by Marilyn » 11 Aug 2017, 04:46

Old electric fuse wire?

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Post by Stanley » 11 Aug 2017, 06:25

You got it the first time Maz!

So try this one, more wire.....

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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2017, 03:42

Wake up at the back!
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Post by Gloria » 12 Aug 2017, 07:31

Is it Bowden cable??
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Post by Stanley » 12 Aug 2017, 07:46

No Gloria but you are sort of heading in the right direction. It's stranded and has a very specific use......
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Post by plaques » 12 Aug 2017, 18:02

Sorry for nodding off at the back but we had this a couple of years ago It's the wire used in a wire saw. Mainly used by Matadores for cutting the horns off charging bulls. Typically used nowadays by plumbers on plastic piping. Link.. Also available is a carbide rod hacksaw blade for tiles, Very hand for cutting holes in aluminium PanBiker may use these. Link.

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Post by Stanley » 13 Aug 2017, 02:07

Dead right P. This is de-horning wire for cattle. It was also used during a Friesian Operation for cutting a large dead calf in two in the womb.
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Post by Stanley » 14 Aug 2017, 04:30

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An easy one for you......
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Post by Gloria » 14 Aug 2017, 07:58

It's for gauging the thickness of sheet metal??
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Post by Marilyn » 14 Aug 2017, 08:04

I have a more modern version for measuring knitting needles....

Being metal, would it measure drill bits or something?

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Post by Stanley » 15 Aug 2017, 02:59

You both have it in a way. It's a plate for sizing 'wire gauge' which is used for both wire and sheet metal thicknesses. Usually denoted by a number and then the initials SWG, Standard Wire Gauge. Try this one....

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Post by Marilyn » 15 Aug 2017, 03:20

Shrek's pedicure set?

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Post by Stanley » 16 Aug 2017, 04:26

I like it! You are closer than you think Maz. Think about what delicate cutters like this could be used on..... (And note the complicated shapes)
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Stanley » 18 Aug 2017, 04:32

We've stalled on this one so I shall come clean. They are cutting tools used in ornamental turning for putting ornate profiles into soft material, they were designed for cutting Ivory. They are very high carbon steel and would be no good for most metals. I have lots of them and often wonder how much they would cost these days!
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by chinatyke » 18 Aug 2017, 15:11

Apothecarey's measures?

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Post by Stanley » 19 Aug 2017, 03:16

That's close enough to qualify China. They are tiny kitchen measuring spoons. I bought them on a whim but have never used them.... I am an adherent of the 'chuck a bit in' school of cooking!
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Post by Stanley » 20 Aug 2017, 06:12

Try this one.....

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Post by Marilyn » 20 Aug 2017, 06:29

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