🔎 UNIDENTIFIED Unknown handmade item

Rmeav8r

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Not dug of course, but does anyone have any idea what this might be? It's not mine but the owner is clueless as I am to what it was used for. Thanks!
 

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I forget the name, it holds things in place so you can use a draw knife on it. Sit on the bench, put your piece of wood that needs working under the iron piece, press the lever with your foot.

Might be for making wooden shingles. They had similar things for fleshing pelts, but I think the draw area would be a different shape for that.
 
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This is the type of knife one would use with that bench.

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Thank you! I knew someone would have an ID on it.
 
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They were used when shingles and other wood items were made by hand and that's a long time ago, 19th century and before. Its a neat antique and in fine shape.
 
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