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    Just picked up some leather.

    Awesome thanks for the advice gentlemen, I'm going to use some soap and give it a good rubbing down!
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    Just picked up some leather.

    Oh, yeah I suppose so, here's the best I can do right now, my camera is packed away...
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    Fire Hose Linen

    I'm in the coast guard, and out hoses have an inner hose that is bonded to the rubber, plus an outer hose that is super snug, but if you cut a section just a few feet long you can separate them, and that looks a lot like what the op has acquired to me. The coast guard uses the old house as...
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    Just picked up some leather.

    I stopped in at oregon leather works on my way home today and bought a 2"x72" strip of vegetable tanned white latigo leather, do I need to do anything to it, like use a conditioner? I was contemplating rounding the top edges as well, is that a good idea or not?
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    My Dreadnought Spartan DE Broke!

    First off let me say, I've been away for quite a while, had some sudden employment issues - mostly worked out now, and it's good to be back on these forums! Anyway, I had left my DN Spartan hanging on a razor/ brush stand, with the head loose to help the blade dry. My wife then went through...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Is it for scoring parallel lines in leather?
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    Guess that mysterious item

    haha, a swiss gear? obviously a mechanism to turn a contiuous motion into a stepped movement....
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    Your favorite Case knife?

    That's very useful! I've been eyeballing a few vintage case knives at the local antique store, have never owned one though.
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Is it part of an old-style police rooftop light, that spins to shine the light in circles?
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Is that the secondary mirror from a (large) reflector telescope?
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Well i don't want let this linger so if there are no objections I'll give to Stile442. It's called a Maneuvering Board, and it's used to plot the relative position of other vessels. Once you have three or more positions taken several minutes apart for another vessel, you can determine its...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    How long have people been leaving these going? I feel bad holding things up...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Haha, no stile442 is on the right track, it can be used with radar, though it have to be...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Fordfather: No ...although there are often coffee mugs set on them.
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Nope, don't think it would be useful for that
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    Guess that mysterious item

    This one isn't navy specific, they sell them at west marine, you two are close but what specifically do you plot with it?
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Sorry this took longer than expected... This ia an example of a "tool" that has been made obsolete by modern technology... Although I'm sure Abragus knows exactly what it is...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    Sweet, I'll post my pic in a couple hours after I'm off watch. ...and I hadn't even thought about there being other coasties on here, I'm just a BM3 currently at a surf station. I've heard about those stabilizers on 270s which is why I was able to guess it...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    It sooks like a surface ship to me, but I've never seen a modern sub out of the water, the main thing I was looking at was the fact that it's at a ~45 degree angle, when I first saw the picture I though "rudder!" but that's not right I don't think... Abragus, purely out of curiosoty, what class...
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    Guess that mysterious item

    is it on a submarine? It looks more like an adjustable stabilizer to me, it's purpose would be to counter the ship's rolling especially in beam-to seas...
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