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Topic # 185363 19-Nov-2015 15:03
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I found this lying on the road during my ride to work this morning. Can anyone shed some light on what it is?






Banana for scale.

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  Reply # 1431191 19-Nov-2015 15:07
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It's a Banana straightener




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  Reply # 1431197 19-Nov-2015 15:13
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There's a subreddit called What is this thing that is frequently amazing at identifying mystery objects. (If you post your pics don't mention the banana or the auto-mod will delete the post :) )

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  Reply # 1431198 19-Nov-2015 15:19
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Looks like scrap metal to me.

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  Reply # 1431220 19-Nov-2015 15:30
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I swear i have seen one before. Something to do with wire cables.




 


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  Reply # 1431221 19-Nov-2015 15:30
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ringbearer: I found this lying on the road during my ride to work this morning. Can anyone shed some light on what it is?






Banana for scale.
I had similar one years ago for clamping hoses





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  Reply # 1431223 19-Nov-2015 15:33
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I was just checking out that "What is this" thread on reddit and came across this shop. Pretty impressive!

http://untappedcities.com/2013/02/14/alphonse-mucha-jewelry-shop-replica/



PS apologies for hijack. Couldn't resist.

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  Reply # 1431233 19-Nov-2015 16:07
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Looks like an electronics vice for holding circuit boards. They usually have rubber jaws.

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  Reply # 1431234 19-Nov-2015 16:07
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ringbearer:


Banana for scale.

How big is the banana? wink

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  Reply # 1431236 19-Nov-2015 16:13
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It's a dowel jig

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  Reply # 1431238 19-Nov-2015 16:17
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We have a winner !!

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  Reply # 1431251 19-Nov-2015 16:42
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  Reply # 1431322 19-Nov-2015 18:54
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semigeek: It's a dowel jig

Thanks for clearing that up.....but, erm.....what does it do?




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  Reply # 1431381 19-Nov-2015 20:34
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ht0Q5MmwWsM

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  Reply # 1431431 19-Nov-2015 22:24
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josephhinvest: There's a subreddit called What is this thing that is frequently amazing at identifying mystery objects. (If you post your pics don't mention the banana or the auto-mod will delete the post :) )

Cheers,
Joseph


Why? Are bananas offensive?!





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  Reply # 1431480 20-Nov-2015 04:41
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floydbloke:
semigeek: It's a dowel jig

Thanks for clearing that up.....but, erm.....what does it do?


You clamp it to edge of a board into which you want to drill perfectly perpendicular holes for dowels and it guides your drill bit.

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/124315/premium-doweling-jig.aspx




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