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What's this?

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Is it a very early Pillow, maybe to help keep insects out of ears and nose etc.?
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an ornamental cleat for fastening thin ropes .
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Not a pillow Cathy, although that's a creative thought! Not meant to be an ornamental cleat, though I can see it would be the right shape. :smile:
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A wooden model of a seagull, It will never take off. :laugh5:
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Has it got a design on the bottom? IE, a stamp of some sort.
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Does it have a slot in the back or base to accept some tool or blade?
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Something has just occurred to me. It looks exactly like an oak knuckleduster!
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A carrying handle for a string or plastic bag...stops the bag from cutting into your hands and you can put several bags on the same comfortable handle.
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This one has prompted some lovely creative answers but, sorry, they're all wrong! No, Stanley, it isn't a stamp with a design hidden on the back, nor is it intended to be a knuckleduster; but you get a brownie point for correctly noticing that it's made of oak. It's time to give you a clue - it's part of something larger, all made of the same material.
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A piece of a wooden jigsaw?
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A butter churn handle?
Second thoughts. If you had two of them you could lay rods between them and use them as a drying rack.
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I think I'm with Chinatyke, is it the end of a clothes drying rack?
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Good tries, but Wendy's on the money. It's a clever carving of an oak tree in four pieces of oak wood. Well done Wendy!...

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Wow that is lovely, very touchy feely.
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Lovely!
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Very unusual, a good one Tiz.....
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Thanks for your comments, and yes Gloria it is lovely in the hand. I was given it as a present and it was made and sold by a couple in Somerset who have a business called Wood'nThings. I think they sell at fairs here and elsewhere in Europe but there web site shows other designs: LINK
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Lovely stuff.
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chinatyke wrote: 04 Feb 2020, 11:42 A butter churn handle?
Second thoughts. If you had two of them you could lay rods between them and use them as a drying rack.
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Mayhew? :scratchhead:
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Wendyf wrote: 05 Feb 2020, 07:42 Mayhew? :scratchhead:
I was going to ask the same :-)
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