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YorkshireStewart

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1786 days ago

Topic tags/keywords: question mystery puzzle tool gadget implement

I bought this in York market last week but really don’t have a clue as to what it’s for. You know you’re a Lumber jock when you buy…...
It’s around 9” long overall.



Any ideas gentlejocks?

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Gary

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#1 posted 1786 days ago

Have no idea what it is but, would sure hate to get hit with it

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 1786 days ago

Looks a bit like the things you groom cats/dogs with.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Karson

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#3 posted 1786 days ago

I was thinking a curry comb for a horse.

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webwood

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#4 posted 1786 days ago

curry comb – an old on though

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hObOmOnk

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#5 posted 1786 days ago

It’s a fish scaler.

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brunob

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#6 posted 1786 days ago

I vote for the curry comb. We had one like it when I worked on a farm.

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 1786 days ago

If a curry comb cleans horses hoofs then I agree.

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GaryK

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#8 posted 1786 days ago

Hey Yorkie, looks like something from the inquisition.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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CharlieM1958

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#9 posted 1786 days ago

You know that stool you posted a long time ago that had a special cut-out for a certain aspect of male anatomy?

Well, this is for scratching the same area. :-)

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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pommy

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#10 posted 1786 days ago

it’s for making pastry cups mate

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FirehouseWoodworking

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#11 posted 1786 days ago

I could be wrong, but I believe it is a tool used in “rendering” animal hides.

In the process of creating leather, the hides are boiled for a period of time. They are then laid out flat and the remaining hair is scraped off. I believe you are the proud owner of one of the scrapers.

I’m sure it has a proper name, but I can’t help you there.

-- Dave; Lansing, Kansas

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ZachM

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#12 posted 1786 days ago

Probably FirehouseWw is right wrt it being using for rendering animal hides, but I’ve seen something pretty similar used to scrap the crud off horse hoves and it would certainly work for scaling blue gills.

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Grumpy

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#13 posted 1786 days ago

A cookie maker. LOL

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reggiek

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#14 posted 1786 days ago

I’d say its a back scratcher…LOL

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CharlieM1958

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#15 posted 1786 days ago

I think Zach actually got it right. I’ve been Googling images of the things people have suggested, and the items that have most resembled this thing were fish scalers.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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