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  1. #1

    Oct 2006
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    Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    I found this bowl. It looks like it's hand carved. It's stamped Japan on the bottom. My question is, what is the weird thing in the center of it? It looks like a bundt type bowl or something but it has a washer or something with a screw in the middle of it. I just cannot figure out what it would be used for. Maybe it's not a bowl at all? I don't know. Need your help please. Any ideas?
    Thanks!
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  2. #2

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl

    Couple more pictures of it.
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  3. #3
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    Dec 2005
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    I can't tell for sure, but maybe some help... the designs look hand carved, but the bowl is obviously spun. Judging from the wear patterns around the side/bottom, I would guess something was attached to the center post that rotated. Wouldn't have been a grinder, wood is too soft for that. Possibly something to crush up soft stuff like fish? A poi maker? Or a juicer?

  4. #4
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    I vaguely recall decades ago seeing something similar being used as a pipe smoker's ashtray, the pipe bowl was tapped out against the center post.

  5. #5

    Sep 2006
    Littlefield, Texas
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help


    I think it may be a wooden nut bowl.

    http://search.ebay.com/antique-nut-b...QQfkrZ1QQfnuZ1
    HH
    ~Debi~

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  6. #6

    Jan 2007
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Don't think its a nut bowl....we had one when I was a kid but it had holes on the post to put the tools in

  7. #7

    Jun 2005
    middle Ga
    Ace 250, Discovery 1100
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Nut Bowl missing mallet.
    Granny had one.
    Raindog

  8. #8
    se
    Sep 2006
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    I have seen something like it...My grandmother had something like that when making cakes and such.
    Geologists are gneiss, tuff, and a little wacke.

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by RainDog
    Nut Bowl missing mallet.
    Granny had one.
    Raindog
    Yup,similar to this one only missing the "nutcracker" like you said.
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    Mechelle

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Good I D.........
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

  11. #11
    us
    Dec 2005
    Eugene, Oregon
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Must be a bck east thing... LOL! All of the nut bowls I have seen have small holes drilled in the center post for tools to dig the meat out of the nuts. Ah well, got me.... LOL!

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    Mechelle

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Is the metal in the middle magnetic
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

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    monty

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Nut bowl, no doubt. My mom had one just like it. Monty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

  14. #14

    Mar 2006
    Idaho
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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    Nut bowl, no doubt. My mom had one just like it. Monty
    My mom also had one! But I was referred to as a NUT CASE and not a Bowl.

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    Mechelle

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    Re: Weird wooden bowl (I guess I stumped you or something?) lol Please help

    Quote Originally Posted by Angelo
    Quote Originally Posted by Monty
    Nut bowl, no doubt. My mom had one just like it. Monty
    My mom also had one! But I was referred to as a NUT CASE and not a Bowl.
    She 's a Good Mom
    So many tangles in life are so ultimately hopeless that there is no appropriate sword,other than laughter.......

 

 

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