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Grumpy

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11-23-2009 11:07 PM

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A friend sent these pics in an email.
Does anybody know what it is.
It was packed away in her late mother-in-laws boxes along with pots and pans (but may not necessarily be a kitchen item).
It appears to be stainless and approximately 8” X 8” and prongs are about 3-1/2” tall.
Prongs aren’t sharp enough and spaced appropriately to put whole potatoes on them, but who knows?

Any ideas?
(keep it clean Odie & Dan. LOL)
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-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python


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PurpLev

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 11:12 PM

we use a similar item (albeit a bit taller spikes) to keep pot-lids standing and separated.

-- ㊍ When in doubt - There is no doubt - Go the safer route.

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 11:18 PM

Did she knit or macro-may? Looks like it might have been fixed to a table or wall with that one screw hole. Since the spikes aren’t sharp might have been used in crafting projects.

-- James

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 11:28 PM

Don’t know James but sounds feasible.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#4 posted 11-24-2009 01:39 PM

Its too bad you don’t have another one just like it for comparison. <(:O}#

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN. http://www.woodcarvingillustrated.com/gallery/member.php?uid=3627&protype=1

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 02:04 PM

Cooling stand, manual swiss cheese maker, pot holder maker frame thingy, the two shorter prongs have me stumped, the hole may be to hang it up, measuring cup holder.

-- Sawdust looks better in the garage than cars, explain that to your wife!

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ellen35

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#6 posted 11-24-2009 02:32 PM

It looks like it could hold large spools of thread for sewing… maybe some kind of industrial machine?
(Or, if you think like me, donuts for drying!)

-- "Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good." Voltaire

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KnotWright

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#7 posted 11-25-2009 02:36 AM

Grumpy,

Is it heavy for its size? or light, like Aluminum? if its Aluminum then I’ll change my vote to Potato cooker, since it has some stains on it, might have already been used for some nice baked potatoes, since aluminum is used a lot for its heat transfer, would cook em faster.

-- James

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#8 posted 11-26-2009 12:52 AM

Don’t know the weoght James.
Thanks for your response Jocks, I have forwarded it on.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#9 posted 11-26-2009 01:40 AM

It’s a question maker. Works well

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

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#10 posted 11-26-2009 02:29 AM

THAT I CAN ANSWER FOR YOU! I was just recently working a job where we used those. That, grumpy is a prefabbed form of rebar (aluminum in this case) that when you are putting up forming walls you nail those up inside the wall before the pour. you nail it up in that centre hole then you run the horizontal rebar thru it. Once the concrete is poured and hard and the forming is removed you can only see the flat backside of it. reason for it? Its used to reinforce joints for specific things. In my case we reinforced walls to connect, install, and support prefabbed staircases. Not aluminum in that case though.

-- M.K.

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#11 posted 11-27-2009 01:04 AM

Thanks Mark.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#12 posted 11-27-2009 04:15 AM

heres a random website that’ll show you better if you dont understand my jibberish.
http://www.kocoksm.com/compconstr/p8.htm

-- M.K.

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