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What am I?

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What am I?
 
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Lee, Is it a neti pot for cleaning out the sinuses?
 
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Good guess, but not a Neti Pot.
 
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Could it be an:
'Old Gramps" Chia "pet" pot?  

Got hair growing out the nose and the scalp!!!  

 
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Good guess, but no.
 
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If it's the creamer from a tea/coffee set, it's a gross one :D
 
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The 'guy'(cup/pot) looks under the weather.  So it would surprise me if it wasn't medicinal somehow.  but can't see how the nose hole would work for a steam/vapor pot.
 
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I'm pretty sure the man cup othing is an egg separator.
 
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Dem Krebs wrote:I'm pretty sure the man cup othing is an egg separator.


Oooh, I bet you are right... We'll see what Lee Gee says, but I think you have an apple for that!
 
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Dem Krebs wrote:I'm pretty sure the man cup othing is an egg separator.



DING  DING DING DING

Yes, you crack the eggs in the top and the egg whites drip out his nose. Ewwwww.

 
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Apple for Dem Krebs!!
 
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I was cleaning up the workshop today and came across these....ummm... 'things'.  

The size markings on each of them do not match the diameter or length of the 'things' at all. Perhaps the sizes indicate inside diameter instead?

Perhaps somebody here can help me to identify them.





 
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Looks like a set of dimpling dies. Or a tool for installing grommets.
 
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Hi Tim,  When I went to look up "dimple die" (which by the way for those who don't know are used to "improve the strength and appearance of a panel and will flange (or flare) an existing hole in sheet metal"),
I noticed that they always come in a pair - a male and female die.

I think the grommet setting tool is the same way, using two components to sandwich the grommet together. Unless the female pieces are somewhere else in the shop that I haven't yet found? Along with no bag of loose grommets. Will continue to clean and will keep your suggestions in mind. Thank you.


 
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Those are dies for flaring tubing.
Looks like maybe a bubble flare or double flare die.
 
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Excellent Craig! Thank you for the id.  

I have the rest of the tools in this photo but never knew that these dies were a part of that kit. Now I just need to figure out how to use them!

 
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Gerry Parent wrote:Excellent Craig! Thank you for the id.  

I have the rest of the tools in this photo but never knew that these dies were a part of that kit. Now I just need to figure out how to use them!


Hey I do too, I didn't know they were ever sold as a kit. I use them separately. Knew the bar thing was for pipe flaring, wonder if I have the dies somewhere? The 2 armed puller takes a lot of things off and is stored with the 3 armed pullers, and  pipe cutters work well for pipe whether you plan to flare it or not, I have several of them. Where would I have put dies?... hmm....
 
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If it helps any Pearl, mine were in a small inconspicuous bag not even close to the rest of the flare kit.....perhaps look here first!

Found this website that shows with pictures how to make a double flare for a brake line hose (starting 1/3 way down the page): how-to-make-a-double-flare-brake-line Looks promising. Our plowing truck doesn't have brakes due to a leaking hose right at the flare so its perfect timing to have a tool to fix it...YAAAAAY! (for safety)
 
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Gerry Parent wrote:If it helps any Pearl, mine were in a small inconspicuous bag not even close to the rest of the flare kit.....perhaps look here first!

Found this website that shows with pictures how to make a double flare for a brake line hose


No, my stuff has been running loose for many years, if there ever was a bag it is long gone, and probably rotted away. Many years. We flared copper lines for swamp coolers in the early 70s, before pressure nut fittings were cheap, and long before we started using plastic lines. The flare tools are from that time frame. I MIGHT have the dies in the brake kit, that one is intact, it's in a hard case. Thinking on it, I may have thought they were saw arbor step downs. I have a thing labeled "metal things that look important, unidentified" that they may be in too. I know there are parts in there from saws that died years ago etc.
 
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Pearl Sutton wrote:

I have a thing labeled "metal things that look important, unidentified" that they may be in too.

...and have any of those things ended up with mug shots in this thread?
 
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Jay Angler wrote:Pearl Sutton wrote:

I have a thing labeled "metal things that look important, unidentified" that they may be in too.

...and have any of those things ended up with mug shots in this thread?


No, actually they haven't! :D That container is packed down pretty deep, as they are not current use. The current use stuff is amok enough in this rental, anything I can keep packed down, I try to. I had it all in the barn to be easily usable, when my tractor and a bunch of tools got stolen, things got shuffled hard, and a bunch (including all of my tools) ended up in this  house (I had a radial arm saw in my bedroom for a bit until I could clear it a better space.) This place is not designed for what I do at ALL. The chaos is deep here.
 
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The graveyard behind this rental house has a trash pile, where the old silk flowers, broken wind spinners, and trash get tossed. It fascinates me. I consider it a resource, and I check it often.
I found this thing, it's a ground stake, like the shepherd's hooks that hold hanging plants on the graves. It has to have held something up, but HOW? I took pics, rotating it, so you can see all angles, and one that shows most of it. Has a few leaves on it farther down. It's about 3 foot tall, looks like a ground stake. The back part is kind of polished, like something rubbed on it, but there's no way to hold anything there to rub. No holes, no hooks, nothing. Any ideas?





Edit: I missed a pic, please hold!
There it is, the one that shows the polished part!


 
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I think it is a wreath holder.  This is the best I have found for an example:



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Yes, one of those things, ground stake of some sort. There are probably 50 variants out in these two cemeteries. But how can it hold a wreath? There's no way to hold it?
 
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Could it be one of the many decorative spokes of a wrought iron fence?

 
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Gerry: no, it's definitely a thing that sticks in the ground. If you image search on a search engine "decorative stakes" the cemeteries are full of things like that. Some have solar things, some hold flowers or wreaths, some are just cute. quite a few hit the burn pit when they break or quit lighting up, and I snag them. This one I just can't tell what it was doing. It looks like it's a hanger type, but how? Something was attached to it, but there's no way to attach... I'm puzzled.
 
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Are you sure that "polished part" isn't actually where something broke off? Maybe a decoration? Maybe it was stand alone to compliment something else like the stupid-looking plastic "Happy Mother's Day" spikes they put in pots to get people to buy them, when they could have used biodegradable paper? (Sorry - a little frustrated with single use plastic this week!)
 
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The polished part really does look rubbed. Colud have been rubbed by plastic. I labeled it a duck, wonder if it's actually a hummingbird.
And yeah, I drag home a lot of the crap plastic things too :) I painted a bunch of angels for our Christmas decor :)
 
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Here is one i am hoping will stump some of you!
 
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Looks like a rock or petrified wood
 
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Jordan,  Looks to me like the side view of Douglas Fir bark
 
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I agree, cut bark, close up
 
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i was thinking sedimentary rock but the photo isn't quite in focus.  so i could go with the bark suggestion as well.
 
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yea i tried to focus the photo without any luck.

Yes it is douglas fir bark!
 
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Apple for Gerry for that one!
 
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Thinking about whether that stake is a weird hummingbird stake, I looked up pics of "hummingbird garden stakes" this morning and found this one. Not what it was, but a concept for how I can make it look.

 
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Pearl,  Have you walked through the graveyard to see if there are stakes like this on the grounds?
 
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Gerry Parent wrote:Pearl,  Have you walked through the graveyard to see if there are stakes like this on the grounds?


I haven't seen any others like that when we go walking. Don't recall seeing it before it hit the trash pile. Doesn't mean a lot, there's lots of things like that out there, And I mostly look at the fake flowers, they hit the trash pretty fast. The stakes and solars have a much longer life out there, so I only watch for them in the trash pile.
 
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Found in an old farm shed.
I don't actually know what it is myself.
The needle is sharp enough that it would have pierced flesh.
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Looks like you were right about it being able to pierce flesh... Ouch!

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