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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2019, 08:16:42 AM »
I've seen one of those, can't recall where, but think it was in a barn that had some dusty old equipment junk in the corner.  Don't know what it is used for.



 

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 07:01:22 PM »
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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2019, 09:00:49 PM »
I don't remember seeing anything like that so it must be REALLY old.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2019, 10:31:42 PM »
 Ever notice the old stuff doesn't have any plastic in it  :yoyo:

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2019, 06:39:33 AM »
Ever notice the old stuff doesn't have any plastic in it  :yoyo:

And that may be the reason that it is still here and not in a landfill.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2019, 09:00:36 AM »
Astute observation Sir!

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #7 on: April 13, 2019, 10:34:19 AM »
I believe this object is around six foot in length.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #8 on: April 13, 2019, 01:41:23 PM »
looks like something my dad used to beat my ass with.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #9 on: April 13, 2019, 07:41:03 PM »
Is it a old hand seeder?

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2019, 10:22:44 PM »
Thats for taking off your boots :sneer:
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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #11 on: April 14, 2019, 10:35:59 AM »
No. It is not a hand seeder, but you would be wearing boots when using this.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #12 on: April 14, 2019, 11:17:59 AM »
My guess was a boot jack. I'm thinking a boot cleaner.
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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #13 on: April 14, 2019, 12:02:14 PM »
Nope.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #14 on: April 14, 2019, 07:14:03 PM »
This item keeps nagging at the back of my mind because I fee like I have seen it in a context where I knew how it functions.  I keep trying to make a kind of outside wing on an old horse drawn mowing machine out of it but can't figure out how that would work.   The iron cladding on one side of the tip protects the wood from wear, in my memory.  Besides farm land I have hung out with some old commercial fishing outfits with some old time gear laying around and can't remember where I saw this thing.

A man could also use it to pry up one edge of an upright barrel and scoot it over a bit, but I don't think that's its purpose in life.


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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #15 on: April 15, 2019, 09:38:04 AM »
When using this, you would be standing on it.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #16 on: April 15, 2019, 01:37:23 PM »
When using this, you would be standing on it.

And maybe holding an axe?
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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #17 on: April 15, 2019, 07:00:00 PM »
Bingo.  pitw got it.  It is a springboard from the days when a west coast tree faller would cut a notch (or notches) in the lower swell of a huge tree trunk, stick the springboard in the notch and stand on it to cut the tree above the swell.  Most of our really old stumps have springboard notches in them in this area.

I had to look up some picture to be sure.  I am used to modern springboards that competition loggers use in logging contests, and on most of them that I have seen they are shaped differently from the old one pictured and the metal sticks out past the end of the wood.

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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #18 on: April 15, 2019, 09:09:57 PM »
So was the notch on the other end to hang something from?
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Re: What is this? 4-11
« Reply #19 on: April 15, 2019, 11:17:24 PM »
So was the notch on the other end to hang something from?

Good question.  I've never seen one with a notch on the end away from the tree so have no idea what that is for. Rem?

 I still can't imagine how a man could stand on that thing and chop, even though I've see it done.