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lsudden
what is this tool???

can anybody out there tell me what this tool is, I found it at a thrift store & could not pass it up. It is very heavy & has saw dust allover it so I figured one of you cats could help me out. Thanx Shawn

A. Spruce
Re: what is this tool???

It looks like the tooling head for a lathe, probably a metal lathe or mill.

goldhiller
Re: what is this tool???

I'm with Sprucey, basically.

Tooling head for lathe, most likely. Sits on a movable platform/carriage perpendicular to the axis of the bed...and whatever tool is mounted in it...is advanced into the rotating stock mounted on the lathe.

Or...could conceivably be the tailpiece from a lathe.

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