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What is this please?


Do not have any idea, about 100mm (4 inches) handle and across, about 40mm ( 1 1/2" dia), insides is pretty scored.

 

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Hi Craig

I have seen similar in the English coal mines, but it was made out of steel, and not wood

Periodically they cut a piece out of the end, of the two inch diameter cage rope, to send away for testing

They used the tool to help place two whippings, on each side of where they would make the cut

Whipping is to tightly bound (usually the end), of a rope to stop it fraying

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G'day Tony,
You could be right, my Dad was a fisherman and used some larger ropes for mooring his boat. Grandfather had to use large rope to winch cattle from the beach into the trading boats from Hunter Island in 1930's. So there would have been rope repairs for sure.

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Worming tool to wrap thin line around a thicker rope - often used in areas of chafing to prevent the main rope being chafed.



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Thanks Pete, hope Fido doesn't see it

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