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Old 11-23-2016, 10:35 PM   #41
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Very cool, thanks for the fun challenge.
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Old 11-23-2016, 11:26 PM   #42
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Laminate Trimmer?...

Try as I can, I can't seem to reconcile the original pic with the patent pic... and I haven't even hit the egg-nog yet...





But I'll take your word for it...

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That patent cites another patent at the bottom which points to the tool pictured:

https://www.google.com/patents/US3120055

I spent a good while searching patents as well, but couldn't find it. Good work guys!
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Old 11-24-2016, 12:56 AM   #44
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Laminate Trimmer?...

Try as I can, I can't seem to reconcile the original pic with the patent pic... and I haven't even hit the egg-nog yet...





But I'll take your word for it...

Thanks for solving the mystery... here's your Thanksgiving thanks... https://www.contractortalk.com/f22/ha...6/#post5391842

Well, similar but not the same.
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That patent cites another patent at the bottom which points to the tool pictured:

https://www.google.com/patents/US3120055

I spent a good while searching patents as well, but couldn't find it. Good work guys!
Yeah, there ya go. I think I searched google for baber tool patent.
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Saddle tool - Leather crafting
The patent for the pictured tool references a late 1800's patent for a leatherworking tool, so perhaps you were on the right track.
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I'll bet Harbor Fright still has them...but made out of plastic...
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I'll bet Harbor Fright still has them...but made out of plastic...
Sure they do.




They're stocked right there on the empty shelf. Next to the NeverInStock LED 19˘ flashlights.
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I'm trying to work out how in hell you trim laminate with that.
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I'm trying to work out how in hell you trim laminate with that.
You score it and snap it off.
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You score it and snap it off.
I got that part, I'm just trying to picture it being used.

Unless I'm thinking of a different kind of laminate.
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I got that part, I'm just trying to picture it being used.

Unless I'm thinking of a different kind of laminate.
Formica™. The hard plastic part you see inside is what rides against the front edge of the countertop. The pins then score the top side of the c'top when you press down. You run it from one end of the top to the other. Then snap off the excess and dress it up with a file.

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Formica™. The hard plastic part you see inside is what rides against the front edge of the countertop. The pins then score the top side of the c'top when you press down. You run it from one end of the top to the other. Then snap off the excess and dress it up with a file.

I get it now.
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Thank God for routers...

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more importantly....

they had formica how long ago?!

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