Can anyone guess what this is used for?

December 10th, 2013 in blog, member junk     
JunkArchitect Jim Healy, editor
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Improved, but to do what?
Sculptural, extremely heavy and made of steel.
The exact use is cast on the front face...but I Photoshopped it out. 
Anything yet???
masmail is the WINNER!
Improved, but to do what?

Improved, but to do what?

Photo: Jim Healy (copyright 2013)

I know it's not a holiday project but after a day of Christmas shopping do you really want to see another holiday I don't have one...yet. So sit back with a cup of spiked eggnog and take your best guess. If no one solves it right away I'll give y'all a hint.



Pattern or design used: My Own Design - Jim Healy - Junk Architect (copyright 2013)
posted in: blog, member junk, industrial, silver-metallic, jim healy, junk architect, steel

Comments (20)

CottageElements writes: Dang, I'm always a day late and a dollar short. Okay, maybe quite a few days late. Actually more like a few weeks. My bad! Glad someone figured it out. My answer would have been I have no clue, but it sure the heck is cool! But of course, Jim, you always find the best things! Merry Christmas!

Lani Posted: 4:26 pm on December 23rd
JunkArchitect writes: SignGuy, a piece like this doesn't need repurposing. With its sculptural and industrial looks it can stand I placed mine on top of an armoire with no plans to alter it.
Stop beating yourself up and just buy it!


Posted: 7:45 pm on December 21st
SignGuy writes: Some one has one for sale where I display my stuff, I walk by it every time I go to restock. I LOVE IT but beet myself up trying to find away to repurpose it?
Sign Guy : ) Posted: 6:46 pm on December 21st
chippingcharm writes: VERY cool piece Jim! Posted: 5:30 am on December 16th
JunkArchitect writes: Georgia, I found a Ball jar so I'm working on a Christmas project right now.

You have some wild ideas, ramblergirl!

Posted: 10:34 am on December 9th
JunkArchitect writes: Congratulations to masmail for being the FIRST to correctly guess that it is a shingle were quick too! Check out the photo I just added.

I'll send you an email so you can reply with your mailing address.

Thanks to everyone who gave it their best shot...lots of great guesses!

Posted: 9:54 am on December 9th
GrandBear writes: Thought it looked too wide for shingles...Now that you REALLY know what it does....think of all the tin corrugated birdhouse roofs you can make!! Will check back to see exactly WHAT you did make with it. Jan Posted: 8:26 am on December 9th
georgiamoon writes: Jim, I have NO idea what this is but you got some pretty good guesses. It is super cool looking and I am sure that you can come up with something amazing! We will be waiting for your Christmas project too!
Georgia Posted: 7:26 am on December 9th
ramblergirl writes: Now as i sit here looking at your post could weld some more metal onto it,it kind of looks like a pigs body with armour on his head or turn it upside down and make a table out of it adding a bigger piece of wood and legs.....
Posted: 5:23 am on December 9th
ramblergirl writes: You could use it at your front door as a giant mud scapper for your shoes. Posted: 5:16 am on December 9th
MaryAnn writes: it's an asbestos shingle cutter. Posted: 10:26 am on December 8th
gadgetsponge writes: Tobacco cutter or shingle cutter? Posted: 9:07 am on December 8th
FigandFrolic writes: metal/tin crimper used in construction (?)
Posted: 8:31 am on December 8th
AtticusFinch writes: industrial exacto-knife Posted: 8:06 am on December 8th
junksoul writes: It is an asbestos shingle cutter... we have one! Posted: 8:02 am on December 8th
suewhitney writes: Looks like a torture vice of some nature to me. Just saying...

Just Me Posted: 7:40 am on December 8th
GypsyBarn writes: My daughter said it is clearly a crocodile tooth brush!!! HAHA! Posted: 7:31 am on December 8th
masmail writes: yes - I DO know what this is. It is a shingle cutter. Posted: 7:31 am on December 8th
StrangeCargo writes: Hey Jim. Would this be an antique industrial cable cutter? It's a beauty and pretty cool and I can't begin to imagine what you will create with it.

Posted: 7:30 am on December 8th
pcovi writes: Wellll, OBVIOUSLY, it is a feed your sheet of tin through and it comes out corrugated! Posted: 7:29 am on December 8th
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