Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Name that tool

I'll post the answer when I think about it if somebody doesn't guess it first.
It is a handy little fucker, though.
It's about 6 inches long and the biggest hole is about as big around as your little finger.

I got tired and posted the answer in the comments at the bottom, right after Hiswiserangel's and rpm2day's flirting with each other.

That'll teach her to backsass me......


61 comments:

Bushwack said...

that an old wire stripper?

hiswiserangel said...

Liberal castrator?

Bob said...

Dick Pillory. Left index finger in left hole, right index finger in right hole, dick in center hole. Prevents masturbation.

MissK said...

Just a guess.. a homemade joint rolling helper?

Bryn said...

A gauge for wire / cable? I have seen a similar tool used for twisting wire when fencing, but with a snap clamp opposite the hinge.

rpm2day said...

Half a tubing flaring kit.

wirecutter said...

Nope six times but a couple of you were close - not you, Bob.

rpm2day - that's the complete tool but you're right, it does look like something out of a flaring kit.

hiswiserangel said...

But it COULD be used as a Liberal castrator, right? I mean, the holes might be a little big for some of them, but....

wirecutter said...

It COULD also be used to smack impertinent redheads in the forehead with, but that ain't what it was designed for.
Now hush or you're banned. Again.

hiswiserangel said...

Yes Sir. Zipping it now.

wirecutter said...

No you're not. You're gonna come back in about 5 minutes with another smartass remark or have MissK do it for you which coincidentally is why I generally ban you in pairs, and then I'm going to get all worked up in a dither. Or a tizzy or whatever the fuck it is. Oh yeah, I'm gonna get huffy and.... goddammit, where's my fucking xanax? I'm heading this shit of at the Pass.

Anonymous said...

Old school bullet puller/seater

Erinyes said...

Whatever it is, it's home made.

kerrcarto said...

Something to do with reloading?

Erinyes said...

It's for crimping lead sleeves on cable to form endloops.

MissK said...

I'll just guess quietly today... don't feel like being smacked... in the forehead.

hiswiserangel said...

Name that tool... Joe Biden?

~ducking behind the couch~

rpm2day said...

OK. It looks possibly home made. I don't see blood or indications of being heated. No animal hair or bone fragments. Can't tell if the holes are tapered. With you it makes sense that it would be related to fishing or hunting but I'm not sure.
I'll toss out that it's a crimp of some sort.

Anonymous said...

Hose ring crimping tool.

gsebes

giamby@myway.com said...

meow!

Erinyes said...

And is there a prize for the right answer? Like an AR 15 or some shit?

wirecutter said...

GODDAMMIT!!!!
SEE!!!!

Grog said...

bwahaha

MissK said...

Guessing games are fun Wirecutter... you should do this again :-)

hiswiserangel said...

Okay, now I'm done. Really. Unless you challenge me again. Besides, Joe Biden is the biggest tool I can think of.

SanyoSoup said...

Twisting barbed wire back into shape

MissK said...

"or have MissK do it for you.." ?? Really Wirecutter :P We do have our own agendas you know, even if we are, awesome as a pair... ;-)

Anonymous said...

How bout a thread chaset

hiswiserangel said...

Aw, geez, I'm sorry. I don't know what brings the brat out in me. Must have been the full moon last night. What do I need to do to return to a position of favor in the World of Wirecutter?

Um, homemade stocks for S&M mice?

Grog said...

A thread chaser? FAIL!!!

rpm2day said...

'wiserangel rocks. I'm older than 'cutter and I say so.

Anonymous said...

Looks like a copper tube holder.. like in HVAC work. I had one made by imperial back in the day.

Templar in Georgia

hiswiserangel said...

Thank you, rpm, back at ya. ;-)

wirecutter said...

Well, I don't have to post a poll about how many trappers or fur handlers read my blog, do I?

It's a tailbone puller.
You make a cut up from the anus about 3-4 inches, slip half this fucker between the bone and hide, clamp down and pull the bone out of the tail.
Beats the fuck out of a pair of vice grips any day.

Oswald Bastable said...

Nylon cord works well, too.

Erinyes said...

What the fuck do you need to pull a tailbone out for???

RegT said...

I gotta think there are better ways of getting tail than _that_, buddy.

Dean Carder said...

It's a coax cable fitting crimper.

hiswiserangel said...

I'm truly sorry, Mr. Wirecutter, Sir. I have learned my lesson, banishment is cold and lonely. I've been writing 100 times:
I will not flirt on wc's blog,
I will not flirt on wc's blog,
I will not flirt on wc's blog....

Anonymous said...

A tail bone puller for what? Liberals?

rgranger said...

For use on liberals right...no i forgot, without a backbone you don't have a tail bone. But, if they did, you would pull it pre or post mortem? I vote for pre.

wirecutter said...

For liberal coyotes - that's the only kind I shoot.
I can tell they're liberal because I'm calling them in with a hurt rabbit squall and they think they're getting a free meal.

Oh, that reply is too good for the comments, I'm gonna turn that into a post.

timbo said...

home made pex crimper

gone for 24 hr and you've posted shitloads!

rpm2day said...

Now I gotta find a new girlfriend, damn.

hiswiserangel said...

rpm2day,

You can always come to Banishment Camp on visiting day.

HWA

rpm2day said...

HWA
Well, I'll get right duded up then missy.

wirecutter said...

Will. You. Two. PLEASE! do your rutting and courting over at Sam's or Miss Violet's?
I'm trying to keep things calm, rational and educational over here and you ain't helping.

hiswiserangel said...

~blushing~ I'm so going to get you in trouble. Have you ever been banned before?

rpm2day said...

OK...:(

I still gotta meet both of you characters in person before I clock out for good.
And I think it's gonna take two men and a boy (as my late dad used to say) to handle HWA!

wirecutter said...

PLEASE don't suggest that RPM.
Oh God.....

hiswiserangel said...

Oops, sorry, rpm, His Lord and Liege has spoken.

hiswiserangel said...

Nope, just one good True Man, honest, strong, not afraid to be the Man God created him to be. That should be more than enough to keep me happy. :-) And I'd love to meet you too.

Wirecutter, you know you're grinning right now, so take that sanctimonious stick out of that cute little tush and get with the program.

wirecutter said...

Hey! I am spoken for, you know....
Hey rpm2day, where the fuck are you, man?

hiswiserangel said...

I wasn't inviting you to join, wc, just get out of the way. ;-) Sheesh, I'm not THAT kind of girl.

rpm2day said...

HWA
A handshake will do. Some day. I just felt the need to assign a face to all this wittiness. No offense intended.
Ken
Elk Grove,CA.
Almost Wilton

Out

wirecutter said...

Banned by 7:31 PM.....
A record, even for you, Wiserangel.

rpm2day said...

Damn, what a firecracker.
How far is Texas and how many days off do I have left?

OK, out for good.

hiswiserangel said...

Please? Just one more?
rpm, I'd be honored with a handshake, but you'll get a hug before we part.
Leslie
Texas Panhandle

WC, I'll leave you alone, goodnight all.

traditionsandskills said...

I can't speak for Sam, but y'all leave me out of this. ROFLOL!

Miss Violet

hiswiserangel said...

Hear ye! Hear ye! Miss V is going to be starting a Liberty Love Lonely Hearts dating service, where the term III to III takes on a WHOLE new meaning. Actually not a bad idea, come to think on it...

CountryRebel said...

If thats an extra one the wife could use a donation for her skinnin kit. swear i got more dead animal hides than meat in the freezer. fox tail, bobcat and 2 rattlesnakes she skinned out so far...