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J. Dillon
11-25-2010, 01:30 PM
We always take a walk in the woods on this day and try to do it in a new wooded area, one we haven't done before.

We came across this junk pile that must date back 100 years or so. There were to many numerous things to photo but this one caught my eye :


http://img190.imageshack.us/img190/1102/whatisit1112510.jpgDoes



http://img268.imageshack.us/img268/3857/whatisit2112510.jpgAny one here know what it is ?

PS the "thing" is resting on a old tank which is not part of it.

JD

Paul Girouard
11-25-2010, 01:33 PM
Grind wheel to sharpen the harrow as the unit is pulled around.

Or a gronicle crusher!

Paul Pless
11-25-2010, 01:34 PM
Or a gronicle crusher!ouch

katey
11-25-2010, 01:35 PM
I think stones of that shape were used to sharpen scythes.

Phillip Allen
11-25-2010, 01:35 PM
sicle bar sharnpener...

J. Dillon
11-25-2010, 01:44 PM
Also took this image: Is it art ?

http://img339.imageshack.us/img339/7605/whatisit3112510.jpg

Phillip Allen
11-25-2010, 01:50 PM
treecycles

seanz
11-25-2010, 02:58 PM
treecycles

That's wheely funny.....:D

JD; I saw the pic and thought "I know what that is!" but I was too slow. A bloke just up the road tried to sell me one, good condition too. Not really my thing though.
:)

J. Dillon
11-25-2010, 03:10 PM
Well ya come to the Forum and it's the place to get answers.

treecycles !! :d that's original.

Donn, have you any idea when they stopped making them ?

JD

Phil Y
11-25-2010, 03:37 PM
Evidence of global warming there. Those bikes must have been at ground level when they were dumped.

BrianW
11-25-2010, 07:56 PM
My first thought was a tricycle humping a tree.

wardd
11-25-2010, 08:40 PM
http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/sharp/sharp.htm


http://www.americanartifacts.com/smma/sharp/1890.htm

brad9798
11-27-2010, 07:42 PM
My first thought was a tricycle humping a tree.

Brian beat me to it ... :)

huisjen
11-27-2010, 09:06 PM
It's not for scythes. It's a special stone that fits the bevels of knife sections on a sickle bar mower, sharpening the left side of one section and the right side of the next at the same time.

http://www.cleancomputes.com/Cub/McCormick-Deering%20Implement%20and%20Attachment%20Manuals/McCormick-Deering%20Hand%20and%20Foot%20Powered%20Mower-Knife%20and%20Tool%20Grinder%20Manual/Page%2001.jpg

Of course, now, knife sections (each one 3" across) come serrated.

http://www.farmandfleet.com/uploads/blaincat/product/04/full/049891.jpg

If I have a bad nick in one, I try to touch it up lightly with an angle grinder on the underside. A sharpener of the style above would grind the serrations off before it started sharpening.

Dan

J. Dillon
11-27-2010, 09:16 PM
Great find Dan. I wonder if it's worth restoring like the characters do on the "Pickers" TV show .

JD

Glen Longino
11-27-2010, 09:21 PM
My first thought was a tricycle humping a tree.

You danged treevert!;)

Ed Harrow
11-27-2010, 09:31 PM
Grind wheel to sharpen the harrow as the unit is pulled around.

...

Dang - didn't realize I was that dull. :(

Paul Girouard
11-27-2010, 09:34 PM
Dang - didn't realize I was that dull. :(




All things Harrow are dull Ed!

Ed Harrow
11-27-2010, 09:34 PM
It's not for scythes. It's a special stone that fits the bevels of knife sections on a sickle bar mower, sharpening the left side of one section and the right side of the next at the same time.


Dan

Nice bit of research.

Phillip Allen
11-27-2010, 09:35 PM
Nice bit of research.

Hey...I got it right first...what do I win?

Ed Harrow
11-27-2010, 11:14 PM
Hey...I got it right first...what do I win?

No pictures - didn't happen. ;)

Ed Harrow
11-27-2010, 11:16 PM
All things Harrow are dull Ed!

:p hmmm, seems I need to post more than that - ergo :p ( ;) )

Gonzalo
11-27-2010, 11:31 PM
Evidence of global warming there. Those bikes must have been at ground level when they were dumped.Trees grow up from the top, so anything attached to the tree at one level stays at the same level.

Jim Bow
11-27-2010, 11:33 PM
You have pretty nice junk up there in Conn. Here in NW Oregon, all we find in the woods are beercans, syringes, and family planning implements.