Wednesday, 1 September 2010

Wotsit 2

Dave Malkin on the pitch next to us at Hainault at the weekend had this interesting looking gizmo...
Any ideas?

4 comments:

Jeff Burks said...

Your wotsit is a saw swage. That particular design was patented by Spear & Jackson in 1916.

Uncle Tractor said...

Might it be some type of rotary knife sharpener? It looks like it has clips that fit over a thin blade and a hand-cranked sharpening element (either that or it is a very large can opener...)!

Jeff Burks said...

Here is the patent if you would like to read it:
http://www.carpentryarchive.org/files/GB108399A.pdf

flyingshavings said...

For the toenails, when rather too long, methinks.