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    Default Need help identifying this

    I am new to machining and I bought a large machining lot tools and tooling. So far I have been able to identify everything except this. I donít know what it is, if itís worth hanging onto or selling. Let me know what you think it could be or itís purpose. Thanks Iím advance.



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    Looks like a very anemic magnetic transfer block/parallel for surface grinders.

    I assume that the silver colored inserts are not magnets. If they're, and they don't penetrate the whole thickness, then it's something different, possibly a DIY magnetic vise jaw/non-marring jaw pad or magnetic vise parallel (in which case penetration of the magnets won't matter).

    It would be easier to ID if you show the opposite side,thickness and approximate dimensions.

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    Fishing lure?

    Calibrated beer foam scraper?

    You could turn it into a perpetual motion device, by engraving "See Other Side" on both sides...

    You could do a lot worse than to provide, for example, some context as to what the shop it came from did, some dimensions, and some more pictures, so as to show thickness, what's on the other side, etc....

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    Quote Originally Posted by trevj View Post
    You could turn it into a perpetual motion device, by engraving "See Other Side" on both sides...
    That's an excellent idea!

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    They are not magnets. The thickness is 5/8 and the ďpinsĒ go all the way though. Thanks for the response


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    Quote Originally Posted by endgrainandiron View Post
    They are not magnets. The thickness is 5/8 and the “pins” go all the way though. Thanks for the response


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    No...we don't want to buy it.

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    Then my best bet will be that this is a weak magnetic transfer block/parallel.

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    Shop made brass magnetic transfer block for a surface grinder. Oddly the steel inserts are not even equally spaced (maybe $5-10 item). Bizarre they'd have waxed protected it.

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    Looking like it will be a paper weight for my wifeís leather shop. Thanks


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    Quote Originally Posted by endgrainandiron View Post
    They are not magnets. The thickness is 5/8 and the “pins” go all the way though. Thanks for the response


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    5/8 thick, eh? Well, that changes everything!

    Seems like a PERFECT straight edge for cutting leather!

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    I would guess the steel pins weren't equally spaced to give a quick orientation if used as a stop or spacer....or its a rare domino


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