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Mystery Tools

Its a morticer Jim, but not as we know it...

I found this at the bottom of a chest belonging to an old carpenter and joiner from Raglan. 

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The tool is 3 ft long and the end is sharp, so presumably it is a morticer of some kind.

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But I cannot work out what it was used for and why it has a cranked handle. I could not find it in Salaman but I may be looking under the wrong heading!