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Re: What do you call this

Postby Saltbush Bill » Mon Nov 13, 2017 1:11 pm

Agree with Crow , its a "mad mick " or a Pick
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jb-texshine » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:16 pm

Yummyrum wrote:A Shifter , a Mattock and a Texta

In UnZud we used to call them a Cressent , a Grubber and a Felt Tip Pen ......Which was pronounced Falt Tup Pin :wave:

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Crescent wrench , grubbing hoe, marker.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:31 pm

Yeah OK crescent wrench back home is a dated word for a variation of footprints where the curved top not the bottom jaw is what locks, ya never see em much anymore but SB prolly has six of em.
Here's a footprint
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jb-texshine » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:38 pm

thecroweater wrote:Yeah OK crescent wrench back home is a dated word for a variation of footprints where the curved top not the bottom jaw is what locks, ya never see em much anymore but SB prolly has six of em.
Here's a footprint

Looks like a bastard cross between a pipewrench and a pair of vicegrips
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:44 pm

Many years ago Dad walks in to the house where mum was talking to the neighbour's wife blood all over his face. They ask what happened. He was clearing overhead sprinkler jets and left his footprints on the ladder so they fell when he moved it, he says my footprint fell and hit me in the face, neighbour thought he was concussed. :lol: .
We call these things Stilsens ,pretty sure its what yonder are talking about when they say monkey wrench :think:
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jb-texshine » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:48 pm

thecroweater wrote:Many years ago Dad walks in to the house where mum was talking to the neighbour's wife blood all over his face. They ask what happened. He was clearing overhead sprinkler jets and left his footprints on the ladder so they fell when he moved it, he says my footprint fell and hit me in the face, neighbour thought he was concussed. :lol: .
We call these things Stilsens ,pretty sure its what yonder are talking about when they say monkey wrench :think:

Pipewrench or monkeywrench.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jon1163 » Mon Nov 13, 2017 9:04 pm

jb-texshine wrote:
thecroweater wrote:Many years ago Dad walks in to the house where mum was talking to the neighbour's wife blood all over his face. They ask what happened. He was clearing overhead sprinkler jets and left his footprints on the ladder so they fell when he moved it, he says my footprint fell and hit me in the face, neighbour thought he was concussed. :lol: .
We call these things Stilsens ,pretty sure its what yonder are talking about when they say monkey wrench :think:

Pipewrench or monkeywrench.
If I'm not mistaken A monkey wrench doesn't have teeth and the head isn't curved... Those pictured are pipe wrenches.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Mon Nov 13, 2017 10:24 pm

Oh OK well that sounds like what they use to call a monkey wrench here, was a very old tool with a thread and turn nut often under the jaw. I got one here somewhere that was Grandpa's took me some work to unseize it. Basically it seized on him so he used it as a bolt on a chookyard door , move forward 50 years I took it off cleaned the rust off and spent ages getting it working. He called that sort of tool a monkey wrench, I've never seen one likely to be much under a hundred years old.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby Yummyrum » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:34 am

Crow , we used to call those stilsons in NZ too :thumbup: Good thing the Kiwis and Aussies agreed on some things :clap:

OK Pick the Matock out of these bastards ....I'm still learning Aussie
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:48 am

Grubbin axe plumbers or miners pick and trenching pick :lolno:
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Re: What do you call this

Postby NZChris » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:49 am

Stillson is a brand name, but even if your monkey wrench was made by Ridgid, you could still ask for the Stillsons and be handed what you wanted. I don't know what you would get of you asked for the Ridgids :D

The mattock has the wide blade.

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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Tue Nov 14, 2017 1:54 am

Prolly pipe expanders
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Re: What do you call this

Postby Yummyrum » Tue Nov 14, 2017 3:06 am

thecroweater wrote:Grubbin axe plumbers or miners pick and trenching pick :lolno:


Damn it :thumbdown: ...no Mattock ...I like NZChris's choice :D :ewink:

Well if I may be totally Non PC ,it was a Victorian Shiella that told me .....how's that for a complete cop out for totally ballsing it up :silent:

But then again they call Middy's Pots ......so what chance does a green Kiwi have when he asks for a six of Beer in a Victorian Pub ...well I found out :oops:
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jb-texshine » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:06 am

Hoosier Shine9 wrote:a friend of mine calls this a Bridge Chicken

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and this a Tree Rat

I call the bottom one dinner
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Re: What do you call this

Postby HDNB » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:07 am

crescent wrench here is also (rarely) called a thumb wrench, cause you use your thumb to adjust the size wheel.

those pipe wrenches up there are often called monkey wrenches, cause that's what you often find hanging on the end of one... :ebiggrin:

the footprint up there...we don't really have them. we use "channel lock" or "pump pliers" pliers that are similar. a number of years ago they introduced a pliers similar to that thing, calling it an improvement on the channel locks. i think the preferred term was "speed pliers"

as a respectable mechanic, you would own these tools but rarely pull them out, using the right tool for the job or risk being laughed out the shop. vise grips were your last resort before the hot wrench came out. (oxy/acetylene with a rose bud tip)
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Re: What do you call this

Postby The Baker » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:10 am

'asks for a six of Beer in a Victorian Pub'

Well I live in Victoria but I don't drink beer....

I know a small beer is a pony...

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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:54 am

In SA the smallest measure was a pony but they went out with button up shoes, so the next regular size is a butcher then schooner (285ml) then pint and then a bucket (570 or an imperial pint). They are normal sizes and there are a few special sizes in certain pubs like a stein which is a litre.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby johnsparrow » Tue Nov 14, 2017 12:41 pm

HDNB wrote:crescent wrench here is also (rarely) called a thumb wrench, cause you use your thumb to adjust the size wheel.

those pipe wrenches up there are often called monkey wrenches, cause that's what you often find hanging on the end of one... :ebiggrin:

the footprint up there...we don't really have them. we use "channel lock" or "pump pliers" pliers that are similar. a number of years ago they introduced a pliers similar to that thing, calling it an improvement on the channel locks. i think the preferred term was "speed pliers"

as a respectable mechanic, you would own these tools but rarely pull them out, using the right tool for the job or risk being laughed out the shop. vise grips were your last resort before the hot wrench came out. (oxy/acetylene with a rose bud tip)


Re Cresent: No one has called it a 'Shifter' yet......... the other great term for one of them is 'Nutfucker' :)

Stiltsons, aie, agreed.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby Shine0n » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:03 am

BOTH=SUPPER!!!!!
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Re: What do you call this

Postby Shine0n » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:04 am

Hoosier Shine9 wrote:a friend of mine calls this a Bridge Chicken

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and this a Tree Rat

This is what I referred to as SUPPER
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Re: What do you call this

Postby Still Life » Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:29 pm

Surprised you Aussies didn't mention this.

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Re: What do you call this

Postby cob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:42 pm

thecroweater wrote:Oh OK well that sounds like what they use to call a monkey wrench here, was a very old tool with a thread and turn nut often under the jaw. I got one here somewhere that was Grandpa's took me some work to unseize it. Basically it seized on him so he used it as a bolt on a chookyard door , move forward 50 years I took it off cleaned the rust off and spent ages getting it working. He called that sort of tool a monkey wrench, I've never seen one likely to be much under a hundred years old.


crow your description sounds like a "ford wrench" this is the only one I could find on the net

that did not say " ford " right in the casting. http://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/t ... Wrench.php
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Thu Nov 16, 2017 6:56 pm

ah yeah I guess that would be a modern version of it more or less. I was going to post a picture but I can't find it. There are quite a few variations of it but the one I have has a handle that is basically two say 3/8 rod bars (well one actually as it comes down bends up and then cross over twists) . One rod is attracted to the head and the other the jaw with thread and a turn nut I think is under the jaw. I also have a small one like you posted and it may well be an old car toolkit one.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Thu Nov 16, 2017 7:06 pm

Had a couple of these gave one to EG and kept this, yaz know what it is?
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Re: What do you call this

Postby cob » Thu Nov 16, 2017 9:08 pm

It looks like the hard work side of a grain mill. would have to see the other side to be sure.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby The Baker » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:03 pm

cob wrote:It looks like the hard work side of a grain mill. would have to see the other side to be sure.


Could be. Or a meat mincer ('grinder').

Unless you can see the other side....

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Re: What do you call this

Postby NZChris » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:12 pm

It looks a bit like a bean slicer, but not a model I'm familiar with.
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Re: What do you call this

Postby jb-texshine » Thu Nov 16, 2017 10:53 pm

Still Life wrote:Surprised you Aussies didn't mention this.

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That's funny is what it is!
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Re: What do you call this

Postby thecroweater » Sun Nov 19, 2017 7:11 pm

That was a food grister for grinding seed and food, I got them to grist green malt, the have two iron ridged milling plates, one turns against a fixed one. An old fella restored them back to new condition.
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