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Message 1471877 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 9:12:57 UTC

Okay, as requested - a new thread with the same rules as before

1. The previous winner posts a picture of some sort of strange-looking tool.
2. Other people guess what it is. The poster tells them if they're right or wrong, with any other comments he/she sees fit.
3. After no new guesses have been made for a couple of days, the poster should provide a hint.
4. If there is still no correct answer given, the poster may declare the panel stumped, give the answer, and post another picture.
5. Whoever posts the correct answer is the winner and posts the next tool. Go back to 1.

I'll start in a separate post.
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Message 1471884 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 9:26:01 UTC

Here it is...what is it and what is is use for?


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Message 1471929 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 12:36:08 UTC

A hammer for hitting chisels.
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Message 1471946 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 15:01:57 UTC

If I recall correctly, it is called a froe, and it is for striking wookdowking chisels and knives.
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Message 1471977 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 16:58:00 UTC

Nope to both...not for hitting chisels or knives...it is not a hammer nor a froe.
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Message 1471979 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 17:10:51 UTC

For pryar?
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Message 1471983 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 17:17:27 UTC
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OK a wooden mallet then.

It looks a lot like this one:



Which is a wood carving mallet used for driving chisels.
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Message 1472021 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 18:31:28 UTC - in response to Message 1471979.

For pryar?

Uhh...esplain please! Ha!
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Message 1472023 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 18:33:37 UTC - in response to Message 1471983.

OK a wooden mallet then.

Which is a wood carving mallet used for driving chisels.

Yes, that one probably does exactly as you say, but the one I posted doesn't. It is not associated with the woodworking craft.
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Message 1472030 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 18:52:33 UTC

Is it a darner ?
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Message 1472038 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 19:27:42 UTC - in response to Message 1472030.

Is it a darner ?

Not used in sewing...good guess though!

Hint time: tamping is one function of this mallet.
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Message 1472044 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 19:48:05 UTC

Copes and drags, and castings?

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Message 1472051 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 20:05:28 UTC - in response to Message 1472044.

Copes and drags, and castings?

Nope!
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Message 1472059 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 20:32:32 UTC

stone work?
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Message 1472063 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 20:37:52 UTC - in response to Message 1472059.

stone work?

Sorry, no...

Okay another hint: a secondary defense of the order Octopoda is associated with this mallet.
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Message 1472075 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 21:11:36 UTC

making ink?

Blotting ink?
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Message 1472094 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 22:22:27 UTC - in response to Message 1472075.

making ink?

Blotting ink?

Sorry, no...not directly used on the ink, although it is stained by it...
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Message 1472105 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 22:55:56 UTC

Used for striking a proof?
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Message 1472108 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 22:57:30 UTC

Does it explode?
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Message 1472110 - Posted: 2 Feb 2014, 23:02:23 UTC - in response to Message 1472105.

Used for striking a proof?

Well, not really, but in olden times...?
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