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Old 03-08-2014, 12:48 PM   #101
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I had a friend who used something that looked like that to mash potatoes.
I also knew someone who used a tool like that Sauerkraut Stomper for mashing potatoes. She was a senior citizen (way back then) so maybe that type of potato masher is no long 'in favor' with newer generations. But it worked fine! She made great mashed potatoes.
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Old 03-08-2014, 12:53 PM   #102
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I don't think the tool is one used in the millinery industry. I couldn't find any tools that looked like that re: hat making. I once had a friend in the millinery industry...unfortunately, I've lost touch with her. Anyway, the tool used to shape hat brims (hats are made on hat forms) is a rounding jack brim cutter and doesn't look anything like that. I checked masonry hand tools, nadda. It would help if some of the OP's grandma's crafty things were mentioned...I'll get the DH to look at the pictures...he might know what they are...or he might not.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:06 PM   #103
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As mentioned before she is Norwegian and did have involvement in the following crafts you have mentioned although she had given up most of this when she moved and I'm not sure she'd have packed it!

millinery
leatherworking
gardening
felting
cooking
pottery

She went to Art school and was very into crafts, it could well be a simple tool that is no longer produced, thank you again for all your suggestions I'm sure we will discover its use!
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:22 PM   #104
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thank you again for all your suggestions I'm sure we will discover its use!

But I wanna know NOW.

Those crafts may give us a hint. Thanks.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:24 PM   #105
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But I wanna know NOW.

Those crafts may give us a hint. Thanks.

Me too Cave! We have to remember that Mad Cook has this item also, or something very close to it. We don't know if she is into any of these crafts. She uses hers for cooking.
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Old 03-08-2014, 03:02 PM   #106
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Me too Cave! We have to remember that Mad Cook has this item also, or something very close to it. We don't know if she is into any of these crafts. She uses hers for cooking.
Is this where Mad Cook says she uses hers for cooking?

"I use mine for softening butter when I have a big batch of sandwiches to make. Stand the metal part in boiling water for a few minutes, dry it and mash the 'fridge-cold butter. Less wasteful than the m/wave."

Not doubting her for a minute---- but that sounds more like she's re-purposed something that was for a different use. I hope MadCook can get back here and give us some more details.
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Old 03-08-2014, 06:12 PM   #107
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This is driving me crazy! I have checked out candle making, soap making, pasta making/cutting tools and candy making. Also, looked at cast aluminum tools. Nothing looks like this :(. Off to look at more craft tools.......
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Old 03-08-2014, 08:12 PM   #108
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Is this where Mad Cook says she uses hers for cooking?

"I use mine for softening butter when I have a big batch of sandwiches to make. Stand the metal part in boiling water for a few minutes, dry it and mash the 'fridge-cold butter. Less wasteful than the m/wave."

Not doubting her for a minute---- but that sounds more like she's re-purposed something that was for a different use. I hope MadCook can get back here and give us some more details.

It's funny she didn't mention where she got hers or what it was originally used for. I can just picture her digging through her craft tools..."Now what can I use to soften some butter?" LOL
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It's funny she didn't mention where she got hers or what it was originally used for. I can just picture her digging through her craft tools..."Now what can I use to soften some butter?" LOL
Yep---- I do stuff like that too. It's amazing how much I can re-purpose!
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Old 03-09-2014, 02:15 PM   #110
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I had posted a pic of this tool on Instructibles. I got a reply from someone who said that it is a tool for shaping a quiche. Now they have quiche pans that are fluted around the edge, but if you were using say a round cake pan that was flat around the edge, you would have the crust up the sides of the pan, and use this tool to press against the dough to form the fluted edge of the quiche. It sounds logical, and Step's grandmother said she used it for pie crust, but if that's what it is, I still don't know why we can't find it anywhere on the internet. The person who answered me said he looked on the internet and I did too. No results.
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