What’s the Point of This “What am I?” Quiz?
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What am I? -- Kyoto, Japan -- Copyright 2011 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What am I?

If you get the point of this “What am I?” quiz, leave your answer in the comments. I'll withhold all comments until I reveal the answer in a few days...


All 11 comments so far, oldest first...

Some sort of stump grinder or wood chipper.

Love the site – the recent black-and-white photo was phenomenal.

— comment by Andy on June 21st, 2011 at 11:10pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

This looks like it is used in processing wood. It may be a first stage pounding wheel to soften the lumber or it may be something that grabs the wood and moves it along.

— comment by John on June 21st, 2011 at 11:23pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

This is part of an industrial tool to remove bark from tree trunks.

30Km east from Montreal, Quebec

— comment by Denis Pagé on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:16am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Looks like the feeder teeth for a wood chipper…

— comment by JasonP on June 22nd, 2011 at 2:59am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Woodchipper?

— comment by Joe on June 22nd, 2011 at 4:17am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Part of a machine to peel bark off of trees …

— comment by Tom on June 23rd, 2011 at 12:27pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

It should be something for cutting (or carrying away) fallen trees, looking at you recent posts…

— comment by Gianluca on June 23rd, 2011 at 4:23pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

I would guess these are hammer-like bits of a wheel inside a feeder of some kind. The whole thing is for removeing bark off tree trunks.

— comment by Daniel Cutter on June 23rd, 2011 at 8:47pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

a) The teeth of some form of de-barking machine (forestry).
b) A compacting road roller that accidentally ran over a tree!
Note, a) is my real answer b) is my back-up answer.

— comment by Tim on June 23rd, 2011 at 10:50pm JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

This looks like a part of a wood thrashing machine like for sugar cane to extract the juice…

— comment by Henk on June 25th, 2011 at 8:05am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink

Some answers were close, but none were right on. The answer can be found on this post. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on June 25th, 2011 at 11:21am JST (6 years, 6 months ago) comment permalink
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