Reader-submitted mystery tools 2010 revealed
Canadian Home Workshop's mystery tool team demystifies your submissions
We called for your strange and weird tools, and you answered. Here are four implements that have come from the collections of Canadian Home Workshop readers:
Use: Chucked in a brace and bit, this tool cuts dowels of various size
Era: 1870 to 1930
Submitted by: Michael Becker, Peachland, B.C.
Use: The double claw makes prying open shipping crates easier
Era: Late 1800s to 1930s
Submitted by: Gerry Bengert, Burlington, Ont.
Use: Provides extra grip while metalworking
Era: Late 1800s
Submitted by: Robin and Sandi Reader, The Pas, Man.
Carpet Stretcher and Tacker
Use: Holds and fastens carpets in place
Era: Early 1900s
Submitted by: Moreland Lynn, Penetanguishene, Ont.