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21) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1632257)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Carlos, I used to work with a guy who wore bolo ties while using these. But they are not part of the tie.
22) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1632256)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Celttooth is getting sort of close. Next clue: you use these to prepare something that might get very carefully placed into a "hole".

They come in a range of diameters, from fractions of an inch up to 6 or 8 inches (5mm to 20 cm). Those are just the ones I've used, they may come even larger.

Not a muffler, nothing to do with depleted uranium or rapid burning fuels.
23) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1631986)
Posted 8 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Some are hollow, some are not. The important thing is the outside shape (second clue).

Not for uranium fuel rods.
24) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1631663)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Not arrow points.

Highly unlikely to be associated with music, unless someone has invented a new way of powering musical instruments (first hint).
25) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1631492)
Posted 9 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Nope.
26) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1631360)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Thanks Carlos. Here is another easy one.

27) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1631096)
Posted 10 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Part of an automated baggage sorting system. Delivers bags to a carousel.
28) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629816)
Posted 13 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
My wife has transit rights, to reach the lower basement and the beer fridge.

Quite right too, how else do you get your glass refilled?


I can refill it myself, or wait till hell freezes over (so I've been told).

Which makes me think of nomenclature (pardon the thread drift). The "beer fridge" holds a lot more than beer, but everybody I know in North America knows exactly what I mean when I use that term. Same with the "man cave", my wife has a lot of books and DVDs on the shelves, even the two grown and moved on kids left some books behind. But still it is the "man cave".

Similarly we have a "living room" and a "family room". The family lives in both, from time to time. Reminds me of the old Firesign Theatre sketch, where the butler tells a visitor that they can wait in the sitting room or sit in the waiting room.

One that may be unique to us is the name we give to the attached garage when it becomes the overflow cool food storage area around Christmas time. We call it "the walk in fridge".
29) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1629454)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
A very old gearing drive, part of some larger rotary tool.
30) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Man Cave (Message 1629453)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
My man cave is the stereo room: a comfy chair and a couch surrounded by bookcases, CD shelves, and LP shelves. I currently have the Christmas jigsaw puzzle set up on a folding table in one corner. My wife has transit rights, to reach the lower basement and the beer fridge.
31) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1629200)
Posted 14 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
That was quick! Yes, a chain saw sharpener.
32) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1628980)
Posted 15 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Thanks Admiral. I expect Celttooth will get this one quickly, as every REAL Canadian has one of these in their tool box. I need the function of this tool, it has various names.

33) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1628415)
Posted 16 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Spark plug leads?
34) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Transportation safety 2 (Message 1628199)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
This would ruin your day.
35) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1628194)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Does Porsche give you this to snap and unsnap harness connectors?
36) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1627964)
Posted 17 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
A clip that retains one half of a harness connector?
37) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1627244)
Posted 18 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Wireless antenna?
38) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V6 (Message 1627239)
Posted 19 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Grounding point on a Porsche electronics box?
39) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Ever wondered why ...... (Message 1626338)
Posted 21 days ago by Profile Bill Walker
Why when you walk in the rain you get more on the inside of the lenses than the outside?


When you walk you produce local air flow around the front of the lens that drives many of the drops to the edge, and then off the lens. The local airflow also speeds evaporation on the front of the lens. The back of the lens doesn't see this airflow, so anything that reaches there stays there for a longer time.
40) Message boards : Cafe SETI : Mysterious Miscellaneous Tool Time V5 (Message 1619969)
Posted 29 Dec 2014 by Profile Bill Walker
How big is this thing? Little ones (under 20 mm diameter) are used to deburr hole intersections in hydraulic fluid passages. That is done in airplane components, but also in farm tractors and earth movers.


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