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Old 11-12-2007, 10:23 PM   #5601
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It's a cleaning tool. To swab then out........
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:53 AM   #5602
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No Uncle Bob. Thank you for playing our game.

Hint to all: Look to the precursor of the mold.
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Old 11-13-2007, 12:57 AM   #5603
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Do the different diameter of the balls come into play for thir weight or their size.



........OMG, I can't believe I just typed that.
Sorry Jeeks, I missed your post earlier.

Yes, size matters. All us guys know that!
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:42 AM   #5604
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Buck, I was thinking more along the lines of they are/were used to pounce silver or other metallic objects--that is to transfer decorative motifs onto cups, plates, etc., The bigger the object or motif the bigger the tool end. But after seeing the recent guesses I don't think that was what you had in mind.
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Old 11-13-2007, 08:16 AM   #5605
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Can these items be found online?
Are they used in sand casting?
Are they adjustable Q-tips for the Tinman?
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Old 11-13-2007, 03:12 PM   #5606
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expat. Right. Not what I had in mind.

pacanis,

Yes. I got this picture online.

Yes, but not directly. Something has to happen to make the sand casting mold. The object in the photo has something to do with that process.

Ha ha ha ha.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:01 PM   #5607
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Is it used in the pattern making process? Or is it a pattern for a certain object?
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:34 PM   #5608
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Yes, it's used in pattern making.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:24 PM   #5609
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I went through 409,563 pattern making sites, too Couldn't find any
I did find though that you can get to the same site no matter how many different ways you start the search

OK, are they tools that are inserted in a hole to clean it out after they are pulled out? Don't know why they would have to be ball shaped though... a disc would work.

Edited, I should have said inserted into a hole before the pattern is poured.
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Old 11-15-2007, 12:22 AM   #5610
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We admire your tenacity, grasshopper.

This tool has nothing to do with holes.

It has everything to do with relieving stress at 90 degree joints.

Your cup of knowledge runs shallow.

We hope this hint will fill it up.
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