Quixotic Quantum Quandary

Q³: Is Something Happening This Evening?


I get the feeling that there is some sort of something going on this evening, but who knows. What I do know is that I have another mystery image to share, once again from the six degrees of facebook separation blacksmithing page. See if this one is any tougher than last week!

Congratulations go to ptschett, who was the first to confidently? identify a set of brake spring pliers for drum brakes (or breaks if you are a Craigslist frequenter). The comment of the bunch has to go to mdharrel, with his description of his own personal set of pliers. “Ah, but that’s not a photo of my pliers. Mine are missing most, but not all, of the recurved tip, which simultaneously makes me look like a grizzled veteran mechanic* and reintroduces the proper level of projectile-grade excitement. (*They were my grandfather’s. I suspect even he picked them up used.)”  Hit the jump to see the uncropped image of the pliers from last week, and if you know what you see above, share in the comments!


If you happen to have access to any oddball sort of tech related items, or just a blurry camera and an eye for weird photo angles, please don’t hesitate to send your ideas in! Simply email HycoSpeed@gmail.com and throw Q³ in the subject line and I’ll get right on it!

  • It's an aid to interrogation used in the technique known as The Lithuanian Noogie Torture. Your captive's head is held between the tongs and a noogie is administered by rotating the tee handle. These were made illegal under the Geneva Convention because they left scars.

  • sawer-massey

    A Pulley puller-offer

  • A Monkey spanner?

    I actually got the phrase "monkey spanner" from an online translation from Japanese for adjustable wrench. Monkey wrench = adjustable wrench, wrench = spanner. Still, sounds like it would be painful for the monkey.

  • cruisintime

    Injection module puller for a T-109 .

  • B72

    It's a squeezer! When you lift it by the handle, the jaws open. Place it over an object and push down, and the object is squeezed between the jaws. And furthermore, if you turn the handle, the squeezed object will be compelled to turn as well.

    It looks like a wrench for turning things that are recessed in small spaces.

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