Post By BB1945
Aug 18, 2012, 09:23 AM
Aug 18, 2012, 11:31 AM
It sort of looks like a tent peg. Probably not, but bet is was used for something similar. Regards
Aug 18, 2012, 07:06 PM
Not sure...but looking at one of your pics can see the fine lines of age rings which are very close...old growth wood,a hardwood versus soft like pine...quite possible a piece of wood that type could last a long time in water...does look like a peg of some sort....possibly a circus of some type visited the area in years past?.....
Aug 18, 2012, 08:53 PM
Looks like it cold be Bigfoots toothpick! How about maybe[I think they called similar pieces keys or maybe locks] ,they were driven in where two pieces of wood or other materials were joined together,to hold them together.They have been used on furniture and old farm implements or gear.
Aug 18, 2012, 09:32 PM
That type of design is called a gibb. It is usually used as a wedge to hold something in place like a wooden pulley on a shaft. The lip on the end or head is is for removing it. Some of the wooden ones are very old. Metal ones of that design were used on engines and line shaft equiptment
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Aug 19, 2012, 06:05 PM
Duggap ... thanks. I haven't a clue. The hunt is on for this crazy stick.
Aug 19, 2012, 06:08 PM
happycamper ... thanks. I do believe it is old. Lake Michigan preserves things very well, including intact airplanes. Too small to be with a circus?
Aug 19, 2012, 06:10 PM
BFO .......... your suggestion matches the next reply. But Bigfoot is a good idea too.
Aug 19, 2012, 06:12 PM
Tony ..... thanks for the new word, and sounds logical too. It could have been in use anywhere. Now to attempt some research on age, and maybe a drawing.
Aug 19, 2012, 06:14 PM
Wouldnt think to small to be tent peg for at least a smaller size tent,the plastics ones you get nowadays with a new tent are smaller than that...and driven into ground at right angle would hold back quite a bit weight would believe
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