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Old 02-22-2017, 02:58 PM #1
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WHAT IS THIS?

I been carrying this thing around for 20+ years since my father in law died.
Have asked many what they thought it was/is, no answers. So here I am, asking the most diverse thinkers I know. WTF is this thing?
It is 30.5" long and weighs 9-10lbs. I'm not good at identifying wood but my guess is it is made from walnut. The Qtip looking ends are pressed onto the shaft. My guess is it was used on a loom of some sort carrying yarn or sumtin like that.. maybe hemp?


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Old 02-22-2017, 05:21 PM #2
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Think mortar & pestal...

Maybe not.
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I cant argue with that thought.. but why 2 ends?? Maybe.. thnks
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Almost looks like a bigass rolling pin minus the roller.
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I've seen one of those, but damned if I can remember when, or what it was for. Let me thunk on it.
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After looking at a bunch of Google images, I think MJP hit it. It's a pestle. I found several with symmetrical ends
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Hmmm, a pestle.

I have only ever seen them made of harder materials like metal or stone. But that wood looks pretty hard, so maybe?
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pestle for grains maybe.. I agree about the harder materials though.
The ends are smooth like it rode in a cradle of some sort..
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I see the pestles in Google images w double ends, each of those has one flat end and one round end. They are also all much shorter than 30 inches.. the mortar would/could/should be very deep..
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I've seen one of those, but damned if I can remember when, or what it was for. Let me thunk on it.
My father in law lived in Copake ny when he died and small town on the NY/MA state line in Mass.. funny he has a metal worker in his family on Long Island, welder dan maybe you knew him and saw it at his home.. just joshin'..
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