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Old 03-14-2014, 01:15 PM   #141
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If it is a key----- maybe it's used to operate the mythical Red Phone on the President's desk?

Starting another rumor-----Was Step's grandma a member of a now gone agency? Pass it on!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:19 AM   #142
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Sorry this topic seems to have died a little, I don't believe she was a member of a secret agency! I can't find a use for it still!
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Old 04-22-2014, 08:29 AM   #143
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Sorry this topic seems to have died a little, I don't believe she was a member of a secret agency! I can't find a use for it still!

Every time I go to Goodwill I look in the kitchen utensils to see of anyone donated one. I still wouldn't know what it was for, but I would have one! LOL
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Old 04-22-2014, 09:57 AM   #144
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I was just thinking about this the other day!
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:26 AM   #145
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If I had to guess, I would think it was a pottery tool to pick up unglazed plates and move them in and out of a kiln without touching and marking with fingerprints. But if so, you would need two of them. It has the same shape as ones with more indentations to hold plates and tiles in a kiln, but that wood would burn up in a hurry if it was left inside. So it must be for moving plates and tiles around.
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:33 AM   #146
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Yesterday I was thinking about resurrecting this old thread/mystery---- and now you've done it for me! Thanks.

Hoping new members (or older members who just came back) might have fresh ideas.

Can you find a picture on google for the type of pottery tool you're thinking about? Maybe not the same one, but similar enough?
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Old 05-21-2014, 11:42 AM   #147
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This kind works inside the kiln, so you see they look alike, just no handle.
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This kind works inside the kiln, so you see they look alike, just no handle.
I see what you mean---- similar. The woman who had this was said to be 'crafty' (in the nice way). Other potters commented here and thought 'maybe' or 'no'.
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Old 05-21-2014, 12:21 PM   #149
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the tool in question appears to be aluminum - it would not take the heat in a ceramic kiln....

could be a tool used to make the ceramic support blocks - the are very high temp clay - I wonder if the run-of-the-mill kiln could fire the support blocks to a high enough temp?
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the tool in question appears to be aluminum - it would not take the heat in a ceramic kiln....

could be a tool used to make the ceramic support blocks - the are very high temp clay - I wonder if the run-of-the-mill kiln could fire the support blocks to a high enough temp?
The suggestion wasn't for something that would stay in the kiln. It was for something to move plates that had just been fired.

Good question about firing the support bricks. I think it would be. It's not like clay melts at high kiln temps.
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