Mystery - Guess What?

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Project by aero posted 04-07-2011 01:51 AM 2771 views 4 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Can you guess what it is?
We have made several of these for a very specific use.
It is 9” long by 1 1/4” by 1 1/4”.

-- Karen and Bill

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 02:25 AM

It looks like an incense burner to me

-- Imagination opens the gates of the universe. –William Patten

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#2 posted 04-07-2011 02:28 AM

Don’t worry I won’t tell anyone what it is… but this one looks great.

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#3 posted 04-07-2011 02:34 AM

mail slot?

-- J Wrench Syracuse New York

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#4 posted 04-07-2011 02:36 AM

Fancy mortise jig?

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#5 posted 04-07-2011 02:43 AM

maple, paduk, and walnut? LOL

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#6 posted 04-07-2011 02:55 AM

I know, it’s something to see how many people will try to guess what it is. Seriously though, it looks like it may be used as a display stand of some sort. Perhaps for a favorite plate?

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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#7 posted 04-07-2011 04:06 AM

I second Big Tiny. A mortising jig for say… the end of a bed rail.

-- Jesus was a carpenter

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#8 posted 04-07-2011 04:11 AM

some sort of drum or musical instrument?

-- Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and taste good with ketchup.

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#9 posted 04-07-2011 04:39 AM

Old fashioned binoculars.

-- Unique Carpentry,

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#10 posted 04-07-2011 05:21 AM

Looks like scrap wood?

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#11 posted 04-07-2011 05:33 AM

A holder for game cards, pieces, . . . . booklet ? ( A helping hand of some kind for a board game. )

-- - " If you want square work, You don't cut corners. " - -- Tom Goodman, Santa Maria, CA. [email protected]

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#12 posted 04-07-2011 06:35 AM

Here is the secret:
They are needle keepers for knitters who knit wool socks on double pointed needles.
The sock is slipped into the slot and the needles nestle in the box so the stitches do not slip
off the needles while the work is stored. Sock knitters love the inlay embellishment and the feel of the wood.

-- Karen and Bill

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#13 posted 04-07-2011 12:43 PM

I was going to guess some kind of dispenser or cover for one. Guess that is why my wife crotchets. If a stitch gets off, it isn’t a big deal and the usually don’t slip off the hook anyway.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#14 posted 04-07-2011 01:30 PM

Very interesting. When I first saw it I thought that it was one of those percussion instruments that a child hits with the little sticks with the wooden balls on the ends. It’s pretty.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#15 posted 04-07-2011 03:43 PM

Wouldn’t have guessed that in a million years. Very practical.

-- Doug - Make an effort to live by the slogan "We try harder"

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