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Offline SRSemenza

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Tool Mystery Block
« on: October 05, 2018, 10:18 AM »
Over at Garage Journal people are trying to figure out this block that was found in a carpenter's tool chest.

Any one have any thoughts or know for sure?


https://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?p=7458583#post7458583

Seth



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Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #1 on: October 05, 2018, 10:34 AM »
Reading about graphite properties I tend to think it was used as a lubricant. Perhaps for drawers?
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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #2 on: October 05, 2018, 10:58 AM »
The OP says it is light weight. Could it be soap stone? It has a SS stamped in the side.

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2018, 12:21 AM »
Maybe, maybe.

Though several say that it isn't graphite due to the OP saying it is light weight.

Been trying some searches for the names and such ................... nothing yet.

Seth

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2018, 01:47 AM »
This piece did pique my interest and thus, because of the basic qualities that the solid carbon block seemed to possess, I decided to look further into what was unique in past carbon based formulations and their uses versus today’s carbon based formulations and their applications.
Being an astronomer, after much thought, I decided that the best source of information might reside in some previous astronomical files that were published many years ago.
It seems that in the years from 1890 to 1930 there were many instances when planetary movements were inconsistant with the generally accepted movements of the planets at the time. And a by product from that inconsistent planet movement was debris. This debris was rained down upon us in the form of carbon differential blocking, which until that time had never been validated before.
This carbon blocking substance was unique in being generally available only in Los Angeles and having the name Peerless emblazoned on its side. This was at the time, a huge astronomical finding as the only previously discovered carbon blocks had Leno emblazoned on them.

I hope this helps.
« Last Edit: October 06, 2018, 01:49 AM by Cheese »

Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2018, 11:00 AM »
@Cheese  what were you drinking last night? [blink]

Offline Mario Turcot

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2018, 12:07 PM »
@Cheese, That's a nice piece of writing. Love it  [smile]
Mario

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2018, 02:31 PM »
I think cheese got some mystery block shavings in his food!  [blink]


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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #8 on: October 06, 2018, 03:35 PM »
You guys are funny... [big grin]

Last evening was a beautiful night so I turned on the outside patio heater and actually tried to figure out exactly what the mystery block is. I figured that there were certainly enough clues available that something would turn up. Well, 90 minutes later I still hadn’t reached 1st base. At that point it occurred to me that creating my own reality was actually easier than further research.   [scared]  Besides, how could my story be discounted without someone else putting in at least 91 minutes of research and who was going to do that? 

So that’s where we’re at...although I think Mario’s suggestion has merit.  [cool]


Offline glenn storey

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Re: Tool Mystery Block
« Reply #9 on: October 06, 2018, 05:02 PM »
I'm probably wrong, but I think it was basically a precursor to a chalk line. The graphite was rubbed on a string, and the string was snapped on whatever to leave a line.