Jay Angler wrote:I was thinking it looked like something for shoe-making, but it wasn't like any of the typical wooden lasts I'd seen. Well done, Daniel!
I'd noticed it seemed to have "Canton" imprinted on it, which is associated with China, so I wonder if it is more commonly used in their version of shoe-making?
Pearl Sutton wrote:I paid 50 cents for this. I know what I'll use it for, but what is it? I have a guess, but no solid data to back it up.
About 12 inches long, iron, interesting shape.
Cheryl Gallagher wrote:My first thought was a rug hook, but I can't find one like this online.
Anita Martin wrote:
Mike Haasl wrote:I gave a lady some lupine seeds as we walked through my food forest. Later I heard that she and some friends were eating salads and put them on their salads!!! I believe they're toxic and that was a risky behavior.
Cooked lupine seeds (of the alba variety) have a long history as a (healthy and cheap!) snack in Portugal and are used more and more for vegan products.
Not sure if the link works, the seeds look like this:
Maybe that lady cooked them?
Drew Moffatt wrote:The pin is just a stop for the spool.
It feels old, keeping in mind I'm 28.
The piece at the top is interesting as its fixed but porcelain so a pre plastic insulator?
Amy Arnett wrote:Here's a thing I found beachcombing. Not sure what it is for.
Anyone seen these around and know what they are?
Jesse Glessner wrote:Every year my grandmother made sugared orange peel "candy", along with a wire coat hanger, rounded into a wreath style, and added wrapped candies to that for us at Christmas.
Have any of you tried these citrus sugared peels? YUK!!! A Japanese girl who worked for me loved them, but then she grew up with them.
My mother was smart about it though! She made us eat every bit of the orange peel "candy" BEFORE she set out the candy wreath! :-)
I say "YUK" even thinking about those awful candies!