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Just one look at the photos on the auction page and I had to laugh at myself. This is a home made high accuracy matting cutter for picture framing. The lever that extends to the left in the photo you posted is what determines the cutting pressure. I was so locked in when you said metal worker that the obvious escaped me.

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Makes sense. They did say (among mang oher things) that he did custom framing...

That band saw still looks tempting:

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Default for your mystery bench tool :what is it ??

It very much looks like a 'pantograph ' ,if it is, get it!! It might have a router on the busness end of it to cut your work. On the other side, a styliss, to guide the router. Stylists shape to match router bit , equal sized styliss for same size cut. I used a pantograph to make the craved seat of urkoa wood rockers. But my shop-built model used a anglegrider with the chain-saw wheel, it could turn out 5 roughed out seats a day. If it ha other veiws to help me help you log them in so I see them. Hope my input helps you.

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Mark, if you follow the link to the auction site there are other photos which clearly show this is a mat cutter.

PS: The reason your post did not show up when you made it is because you included your Email link. There is a 10 post restriction against posting links; this helps us eliminate the spammers.

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O my, this Guy had quite a scope of fields and/or interests! !!
Apon seeing the'rest ' of the shop pic.s, I agree, it looks like a 'mat'cutter for frames.
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I finally got around to looking at the catalogue...the mind boggles! I'd love to have met this gentleman when he was alive; I'll bet he was a character.
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Be aware, that band saw looks like a metal cutting saw.

That man was a busy guy with all that equipment there.

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Makes sense. They did say (among mang oher things) that he did custom framing...

That band saw still looks tempting:

That looks like a high quality, heavy duty, bandsaw.....I'd probably go for it.

Really hard to tell with 1 pic, though.

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Yes, the tool was for trimming frames. Yes, the bids on the band saw quickly went over what I could afford.

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Electric Discharge Machining used for cutting.
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