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Nick Clarke 321/03/2022 16:42:21
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Just for fun, but something to wrestle your thinking parts over perhaps!

I do know what it is and have frequently used it professionally, but not in my workshop. It is made out of a pale fine grained hardwood - birch perhaps? Grubby finger for scale.

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SillyOldDuffer21/03/2022 16:59:46
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My answer is rude and I've had to censor my own post!

smiley

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 21/03/2022 17:00:33

David Millar 321/03/2022 17:21:40
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It looks like part of a fishing float but not sure if you'd use that "professionally"!

DiogenesII21/03/2022 17:52:42
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Fid?

Nicholas Wheeler 121/03/2022 18:00:02
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Posted by DiogenesII on 21/03/2022 17:52:42:

Fid?

Don't those need a groove for the rope? The ones I've used and made have them.

MichaelR21/03/2022 19:26:22
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Maybe a bit small but it has the looks of a Rug Prodder.

Nick Clarke 322/03/2022 10:06:14
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I'll eave this up until the end of the day when I'll post the answer (unless anyone gets it right first)

While not engineering as such it is a clear use of simple technology to solve a real problem.

john halfpenny22/03/2022 13:17:44
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Something for opening up a woven material, for sewing? -maybe sailcloth or sacking

Nicholas Farr22/03/2022 14:23:07
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Hi, for putting a couple of holes in your gold tops, so you can control pouring your milk out, also useable on silver tops for the more common amongst us. wink 2

Regards Nick.

Ian Parkin22/03/2022 14:40:23
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Catheter plug?

pgk pgk22/03/2022 16:41:56
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A vertical plumb-bob for use in flooded cellars?
For stretching heat shrink when you bought a size too small?
For stippling the top of a pastry pie and contouring icing?


Hopper22/03/2022 16:47:39
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Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/03/2022 16:59:46:

My answer is rude and I've had to censor my own post!

smiley

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 21/03/2022 17:00:33

Put it this way: If a doctor produced a couple out of his bag, I'd be nervous. surprise

SillyOldDuffer22/03/2022 17:10:46
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Posted by Hopper on 22/03/2022 16:47:39:
Posted by SillyOldDuffer on 21/03/2022 16:59:46:

My answer is rude and I've had to censor my own post!

smiley

Edited By SillyOldDuffer on 21/03/2022 17:00:33

Put it this way: If a doctor produced a couple out of his bag, I'd be nervous. surprise

We're on the same page...

Peter Cook 622/03/2022 18:11:13
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Dibber for planting out and thinning out seedlings in the potting shed.devil

Nick Clarke 322/03/2022 18:57:15
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I have been truly frightened by some of these answers!

It is a braille eraser used to flatten braille dots that have been embossed incorrectly

This video demonstrates.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MtDLqgoZdo

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 22/03/2022 18:57:41

Edited By Nick Clarke 3 on 22/03/2022 18:58:34

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