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Offline lptools

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Unusual Hardy
« on: September 20, 2020, 04:48:36 PM »
Does anyone know what this is called, or used for? Blacksmith? Tinsmith? Jeweler? Thanks, Lou
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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2020, 05:42:31 PM »
looks like it might go in a hardie hole, but the top doesn't seem to be well enough finished to be used for jewelry...just my view.

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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2020, 06:01:40 PM »
Good eye, top is very rough!!
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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2020, 09:01:36 PM »
My guess would be some type of odd shoe last.  When in doubt, always go with a leatherworking tool.  It looks like a heel last or child's shoe last, maybe.

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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 02:49:45 PM »
I am going to guess that it is a special tool for riveting.  Leave a tab sticking out on a tube and rivet the tab to something using the arm for support and alignment.  Just a WAG.
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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 04:04:55 PM »
Thanks, guys. It went to the good home of a blacksmith in training!!! He's not sure of the exact use, either, but he will put it into service!!!
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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2020, 08:58:02 PM »
That looks like some chain maker's anvils I've seen.  Yes, they fit in the hardy hole.  The chain maker can drop the newly forge-welded link over the part sticking out the side and refine the weld (some horns are too "fat"), then flatten and dress the link on the flat part.

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Re: Unusual Hardy
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2020, 09:58:27 PM »
Hello, shortfuse. Thanks for the reply, I will pass along to the new owner!!
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