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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 12 Sep 2019, 02:56
by Stanley
You're all so close!

Here it is being used with a air torque wrench.

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 12 Sep 2019, 07:14
by Gloria
So it's an end swaging tool for locking boiler pipes into position?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 12 Sep 2019, 07:25
by Stanley
You've got it now exactly Gloria. Well done. I didn't realise it would be so difficult. The tool is a clever one, when you rotate it using the 3/4" square on top the two tapers, one on the mandrel and the opposite one on the rollers means that although they are both polished hardened steel, the tool forces its way into the end of the tube expanding it end ensuring that it seals in the tube plate. The two smaller rollers at the head of the tool set at a steeper angle roll the excess into a bead against the tube plate. The man in the image is using an air-powered torque arm which is much better than doing them by hand.
Next one?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Sep 2019, 03:29
by Stanley
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Can anyone tell me what this is?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Sep 2019, 07:07
by Cathy
No idea but is it something magnified many many times?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Sep 2019, 08:09
by Stanley
Yes Cathy. Sorry, I should have mentioned that.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 13 Sep 2019, 09:21
by Tizer
Cilia?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 14 Sep 2019, 04:15
by Stanley
Bugger. Clever Clogs has got near enough, Cochlea in the ear actually. They wave gently backwards and forwards and this is what moves the wax and debris out of your ears.
He's on holiday for a week now, next one ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Sep 2019, 04:22
by Stanley
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Can anyone tell me what the trade name is for the disassembled barrel in the foreground is.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Sep 2019, 07:18
by Bodger
Firewood ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Sep 2019, 07:27
by Gloria
Bodger wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 07:18
Firewood ?
😂😂

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 15 Sep 2019, 11:47
by chinatyke
Bodger wrote:
15 Sep 2019, 07:18
Firewood ?
Love it!

Flat pack, aka an Ikea barrel.

Incidentally I do know the answer.
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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 02:23
by Stanley
Witty but incorrect but like China I love them. Go on China, if you know put them out of their misery....

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 07:22
by Bodger
Staves ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 08:00
by Stanley
Staves is the correct name for part of it Bodge but there's another name for the whole bundle of components that go to make up the Barrel. They were transported empty bundled up as they took up less room and it's the name for that bundle I am after.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 16 Sep 2019, 09:46
by Gloria
It’s something like stocks, stokes, stakes, but can’t remember which.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 02:55
by Stanley
I've got to give it to you Gloria, you are so close and it's not well known. The word is shooks.
Next one?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 06:51
by Whyperion
Stanley wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 02:55
I've got to give it to you Gloria, you are so close and it's not well known. The word is shooks.
Next one?
Was that what Elvis Presley was singing about.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 07:20
by Bodger
Any relation to a stook as in harvesting corn ?

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 17 Sep 2019, 07:40
by Stanley
Not that I know of Bodge but I see what you mean, the two things have a lot in common.
Then I looked Stook up.
"From Middle English stowk, stouke, stouc, from or cognate with Middle Low German stûke (“bundle of grain”), from Middle Low German stûken (“to push, bump, compress”), from Old Saxon *stūkan, from Proto-Germanic *stūkaną (“to be stiff, push”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)tewg- (“to pound, push, beat”). Cognate with West Frisian stûkje (“to pile up, stop”), Dutch stuiken (“to bundle, stamp”), German stauchen (“to compress”), Swedish stuka (“to rick, wrench, upset”), Norwegian Nynorsk stauka (“to whack, chop”). "
What strikes me is that all the languages use 'st', none of them 'sh'. So I doubt if there is a connection.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 02:36
by Stanley
What trade is this?

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Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 07:12
by Bodger
tinsmith

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 07:19
by Bodger
So we have a Shook of Staves or a Stook of Sheaves, English, you have to love it !!

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 07:21
by Gloria
Looks like it's for working with sheet metal, but too heavy for a tinsmith.

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Posted: 18 Sep 2019, 07:27
by Wendyf
Bodger wrote:
18 Sep 2019, 07:19
So we have a Shook of Staves or a Stook of Sheaves, English, you have to love it !!
You can also have a shock of sheaves!