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  • redstripe
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    We get given all sorts of weird things for the charity I work for:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/109756768@N03/

    It has an extendable handle to about 5′. What’s it for? We think some kind of auger for planting things or digging post holes?

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    It looks like a badly homemade contraption of no particular use for anything

    It’s a badger chunter.

    bencooper
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    Doesn’t look right for digging – with those paddles looks like some kind of mixer for paint or something.

    soma_rich
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    digging fence pole holes? looks like it bores something…. Wouldn’t say it was a bike tool!

    jon1973
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    It’s a Flushed Grolling.

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    whats under the packing? Does it look like you’d fit it into a drill perhaps – poss a paint/plaster mixer if so like ben says, if its got a handle then I wonder if it does something like cut the holes in turf like you would on a golf courses

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    It’s a badger chunter.

    Pretty old style, not seen a badger use one that old for years….

    Footflaps, they struggled with the conversion to metric, I think.

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    Is it for getting stones out of boy scout’s hooves?

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    I’d go with something for tilling the soil, like this;

    put it in the ground and twist

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    Footflaps, they struggled with the conversion to metric, I think.

    Didn’t we all….

    Still pay my badgers use shillings and furlongs….

    It is for the Big Bike Bash!

    Sorry, just hadn’t mentioned it or a while

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    My first thought from the description was a Garden Claw Gold, with an adjustable handle for the taller or shorter gardener.

    But it’s not one of those.

    It looks like a badly homemade contraption of no particular use for anything

    I’d say it’s a reasonably well homemade contraption for a very particular use indeed. Someone’s looked at a problem and thought what I need is something like…” that^

    Keeping a pipe clear? Couldn’t be a very long pipe, though. Maybe with the pipe lagging on the “handle” it’s for use in the cold? Keeping a channel through snow for an air vent? You’d do a better job with a shovel. ❓

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    Has it been given to you as a prize or for something to sell for fundraising, or for you to use as intended?

    Shibboleth
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    It’s a lapping flasket.

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    Looks like a paint agitator to me.

    z1ppy
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    I’d suggest that it doesn’t look strong enough to be a tool for digging into anything, I’m gunna assume the lagging is just wrapping (for transportation/storage) rather than an integrated part of the design. I don’t have a specific suggestion more that it’s a ‘key’ type fitting/removal tool of some sort? Have you removed the lagging to see if there an branding (label) anywhere on it?

    gears_suck
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    It doesn’t matter what it is. You’re never gonna sell it in the charity shop.
    Bin it. And move on.

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    It’s a Ducksay.

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    It’s not robust enough to use in earth. Could it be for degunging drains?

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    It’s for extracting larval stage baby robins.

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    In fact looking at it again – it won’t be a mixing attachment because they’re flat-bottomed otherwise they’d try and chop their way out the bottom of the bucket – my money says inside that wrapping is a t-bar handle and its a soil tiller as wwawas suggests

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    You know when they dug the tunnel they started at each end and met in the middle.

    UK Channel Tunnel drill

    French Tunnel drill

    sangobegger
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    Spatial vortexer for forth dimensional amalgamation of trivisional lifeforms

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    I must say maccruiskeen’s scooter looks a bit rubbish.

    warton
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    whatever it is,it’s flange looks broken…

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    I must say maccruiskeen’s scooter looks a bit rubbish.

    I bought it from Dave Hinde

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    Bottom bracket facing tool

    redstripe
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    Well I just took off the lagging and stuck another picture up:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/109756768@N03/
    not extendable, a t-bar, says ‘Garden Buddy made in Redditch by Steelesmith’ on it . Can’t really see it being man enough to dig into the very stony ground here. Anyone want it?

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    So it’s a boring tool. (although they all are according to my wife)


    Hand held boring tool from STEELESMITH, bore a cylindrical hole for inserting fence posts or planting shrubs

    z1ppy
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    Welcome to STEELESMITH (REDDITCH) LTD
    Hand held boring tool from STEELESMITH, bore a cylindrical hole for inserting fence posts or planting shrubs

    Well I was wrong.. & slow

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    Well that was almost as much fun as the safe-cracking thread 😆

    bencooper
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    I’ll give you £5 for it – never know when I’ll need to dig a small round hole.

    sangobegger
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    I knew it! – “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!” – that was the name of the film where I first saw this device in action

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    My badgers are willing to buy it from you.

    How many furlongs do you want for it?

    brakes
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    is it a prototype Hope freewheel?

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    I knew it! – “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension!” – that was the name of the film where I first saw this device in action

    Wherever you go, there you are.

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    Can’t see it lasting long for that purpose in the real world

    andyl
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    The perfect matching accessory for the Cotic owner (orange obviously) who wants to dig holes on a ride.

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