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Old 02-16-2014, 04:28 PM   #21
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I throw pottery and can say I've never seen anything like that. Maybe a texture tool for hand building? I thought it might be a slip mixer but it's not big enough.
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:40 AM   #22
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Thank you for the suggestions, I posted a picture on a Crafts forum and still no luck! I think if heated it might work well blending butter/sugar/flour for a cake, I think I will give this a go sometime!
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Old 02-18-2014, 08:57 AM   #23
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Drum roll please! Mystery solved, a member of the UK crafts forum recognises it as a tool for pressing cabbage!! I really would never have guessed that but it makes perfect sense as she is Norwegian and likes making Surkal (Norwegian Sauaerkraut or fermented cabbage)
The presser tool apparently fits into a oak container or drum designed for use with the tool and is used to press but not over-press cabbage...
I guess that will be healthier slightly than the cake. Thank you for all your help!
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:13 AM   #24
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You could still use it to carry tacos though... :)
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:59 AM   #25
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I will, with caution :)
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:26 AM   #26
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Did your grandmother ever work with Pelts by any chance?
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #27
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Sorry, just caught up with your solved mystery post.
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Old 02-18-2014, 11:29 AM   #28
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Hi Everyone,

I am new to this forum, I just wondered can anyone identify this tool? I hope you can view the attachment I couldn't work out how to post the image!

Is there any company name engraved on this tool? I would like to research it further.
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Old 02-18-2014, 04:37 PM   #29
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Is there any company name engraved on this tool? I would like to research it further.
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.
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Old 02-18-2014, 05:31 PM   #30
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Drum roll please! Mystery solved, a member of the UK crafts forum recognises it as a tool for pressing cabbage!! I really would never have guessed that but it makes perfect sense as she is Norwegian and likes making Surkal (Norwegian Sauaerkraut or fermented cabbage)
The presser tool apparently fits into a oak container or drum designed for use with the tool and is used to press but not over-press cabbage...
I guess that will be healthier slightly than the cake. Thank you for all your help!
Mine didn't come with a drum. It's rather too small to be practical for the usage you suggest. The handle is only big enough to hold in your fist and the aluminium part is only about 2.5-3" across.
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