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Forum topic by YorkshireStewart posted 10-05-2009 08:50 PM 1723 views 1 time favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2009 08:50 PM

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?

-- Res severa verum gaudium - True pleasure is a serious business.

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#1 posted 10-05-2009 08:52 PM

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

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#2 posted 10-05-2009 08:52 PM

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

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#3 posted 10-05-2009 08:55 PM

I was thinking a curry comb for a horse.

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#4 posted 10-05-2009 08:58 PM

curry comb – an old on though

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#5 posted 10-05-2009 09:06 PM

It’s a fish scaler.

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#6 posted 10-05-2009 09:13 PM

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

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#7 posted 10-05-2009 09:15 PM

If a curry comb cleans horses hoofs then I agree.

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#8 posted 10-05-2009 09:19 PM

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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#9 posted 10-05-2009 09:23 PM

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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#10 posted 10-05-2009 09:31 PM

it’s for making pastry cups mate

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#11 posted 10-05-2009 09:58 PM

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.

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#12 posted 10-05-2009 10:21 PM

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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#13 posted 10-06-2009 12:23 AM

A cookie maker. LOL

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#14 posted 10-06-2009 12:27 AM

I’d say its a back scratcher…LOL

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#15 posted 10-06-2009 12:34 AM

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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