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    Flea Market Finds / What is it?

    I went to a local flea market this past weekend and found a box filled with dirty, somewhat rusty things. He said I could have the box and its contents for $5. I couldn't get my wallet out fast enough. When I got it home I did some minor cleaning and found these. Was thrilled to find the 10-12 Crescent wrench.

    The saw looked interesting but I do not know what it is and what it is for. The blade is 11" and is .05" thick. Can anyone help me with this?

    John
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    5 bucks? You’re killing me. The tool in question looks like a hay knife but way too small.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Ritter View Post
    5 bucks? You’re killing me. The tool in question looks like a hay knife but way too small.
    Jim
    Really, especially if all the hammers were in the box.

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    Thanks.

    Yes, all the hammers shown were in the box.

    John

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    I agree with Jim that looks like a mighty small hayknife, and I got nothing else. The pointing trowels look to be forged rather than stamped and spot welded, I would not be in a hurry to let those go. You definitely scored on hammers alone. I don't know much about floats, but with the wooden handle it is probably better made than the new stuff.

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    A cake knife?

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    Mike,

    Excellent thought! I never would have guessed that. <grins>

    To all,
    Thanks for all of your help. I was even thinking it might be some sort of sod cutter, that is until the cake knife idea came.

    John

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    Close, I actually think it's a cake decorating tool. you spin the cake and it makes nice ridges around the edge.

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    Cuts insulation rolls. Back when they also used thick sheets of Styrofoam Boards....

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    Ah! Excellent! Thanks.

    John

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    Looks like it would cut sod but I'd like a longer handle.

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