Hazard A Guess (Week of Oct. 26, 2000)


Hello from Hazard!

One brave soul put his knowledge on the line to correctly identify Item No. 605, which we featured the last two weeks.

Bruce Steel of Bellville, Ohio, says it’s a picket fence maker, or some people call it a snow fence maker. He has one and although he doesn’t say whether or not he’s ever used it, it sure sounds like he has.

To use it, Steel says you need four, six or eight coils of wire and 3/8-by-2-by-4 inch slats (to make snow fence). You feed the wire through the holes, insert slat, crank four or five turns, insert another slat and keep this up until you have the length of fence you need.

Thanks, Bruce. We appreciate your input. And we thank Chuck Whitney of Mount Vernon for sharing the tool.

This week’s item comes from Charles Forsythe of Salem, Ohio. He discovered a whole box of these things that look like barbells but weigh only one-half pound. What do you think they are?

Send your answers to: Hazard a Guess, P.O. Box 38, Salem, OH 44460; or via e-mail to: editorial@farmanddairy.com.

Don’t forget, you can send in a picture of a gadget you think will baffle readers. It has to be as clear as possible and you should include as much description as possible, including dimensions and any markings, etc. Just mail the photograph to the address listed above. Stop procrastinating, and do it!


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