New Quiz - What is it?


#1

This is an item I’ve been carrying around with me for a long time, and I have no idea what it is. A friend suggested that it was from a Shop Smith, but my brother got our dads Shop Smith back in 1964, and I haven’t had this that long. Speaking of long, this is about 8-1/2" long.

There’s a 20 thousandths piece of sandpaper (~120 grit, both sides) between the 2 parts.


#2

Hose or pipe attachment? You put screws through the slits, which are wide to give you some room to adjust the placement sideways.


#3

What does the other side of the plate look like?

Is it aluminum-zinc alloy?

What diameter tube will fit under the knob?

Sandpaper was likely added by a user to lock the angle.

What is the angle on that bevel?


#4

It reminds me of a tool rest attachment from a lathe.


#5

I’m with DaveR, What diameter tube is it designed to fit? 1/2” or 1”?

Could be a “flag” holder for film lighting. Designed to hold a bounce or blocking card on a tube armature. Usually made of cast aluminum, but this does look perhaps a bit too robust

I could see lathe tool rest, does the other side have a groove in the face?


#6

It’s cast aluminum, surfaced flat on the bottom, the tube diameter would be 1" and the bevel is 40°, and the hardware is 3/8.


#7

Or a bench grinder. But what are the slots for, if it is either of those?

I tried googling the part number, but no joy.


#8

Probably to fix it to a machine bed or to attach some sort of removable fence. The bevel is there for a good reason. Some planer fences have that bevel to allow rotation, but it doesn’t seem orientated right for that. It could be for a sliding ripsaw fence but I can’t decide how it would be orientated.
Because of how adjustable it is it’s making me think its for a machine of some sort either to hold a tool or guide a workpiece.
I could be wrong of course!


#9

looks like some type of honing guide.


#10

Found it! It is the table from a Craftsman Drill Press (Model 33.25926):

I don’t remember ever having/using one of those but there is no doubt in my mind.


#11

My father had a similar one. An electric hand held drill clamped in under the bail. Not a great substitute for a drill press but if you couldn’t afford a real drill press…


#12

It would really be something if I found the rest of it in another junk box.:blush:


#13

Looks like all you need is the hand held drill.


#14

Looks like a schyspangyl.


#15

Which Harry Potter?


#16

Prosit!