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Tools for carving clay sculptures.
Shark teeth!? Real guess, hmm, fancy artsy lace tatting shuttles?
It's what happens when typographers close their eyes.(I know exactly what it is, and a straight answer would just spoil the game).
Spatuals and kitchen utensils. Best guess.
They're challenge goals for professional-level paper football tournaments.(I do actually know what they are, but I'm not telling ;-) )
Wood models of futuristic clothing designs
They all have a single notch in the bottom. I would assume that goes over a rope. And they almost all have a hole in the middle (some have "fingers") through which rope could be pulled.So I'm going to guess they have something to do with holding the ropes on a sailboat. (I'm sure there's a name for it, but since we're not allowed to Google it...)
ancient tools, for dentistry, or even worse an incentive tool for making someone talk.
Variations on the letter 'A'.
I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW!! *wildly waves hands**Ebelskiver turners! I posted an Ebelskiver recipe on my blog awhile back! http://blog.magolla.com/2012/02/foodie-friday-cheesy-eggs-and.html
Parts of a musical instrument called a Daxaphone. These are tongues.
They are tools created and manipulated by members of our American Indian population. This collection appears like they're now being archived, handled with care. They are of course not likely used today.Sheila Cull
Geppetto's early failed attempts at Pinocchio's nose?
Egg beaters, or for other mixing in the kitchen. Maybe bread dough. They're stored on a rack, hence the notch at the bottom. Maybe.
Ancient wooden tuning forks?
You know those things you use to dieffenback your double-sniveliever, they are not them.I know but I'm not telling.Neener, neener, neener,
Parts of a loom or knitting machine.
I think they have something to do with pasta... for shaping the different pastas.
Hammers to play a hammer dulcimer
They look like some kind of alphabet. Whatever they are, they're pretty. Beautiful craftsmanship.
Ancient Chinese playdough shaping tools or maybe flashy cheese knives.
No idea, but they're beautiful!
My guess would be these are weaver's shuttles ... but maybe I am completely wrong about this!
woodblocks for making letters...of some sort or language? :D
Ancient Mayan clothes hangers.
Toothpicks, featuring weapons from all generations of Star Trek
Not sure, but I think I saw a couple of those in my doctor's examining room.
Hrrummpf -- Why you…you’ve stolen the family crests from the royal vaults of Atlantis! December isn’t soon enough. You’ve doomed us all!Owp -- no false alarm, they’re sculpting tools. Sheww, you had me worried.
Pre-Colombian barbeque utensils.
Cheese knives?I like vitaro's hammered dulcimer guess - I play one, poorly. However, I don't suppose I'd sound any worse using one of these implements.
Could cheat and say "daxophone tongues", but where's the fun in that?I find them much more interesting as varying difficulty levels in the prehistoric version of "shoot the water gun in the clown's mouth to make the balloon grow" carnival game.
Love all these comments. My guess: weaving tools.
BDSM toys, used mainly for light spanking in lieu of paddles.
These are the world's worst rowing oars...
The one invariant feature is the notch, which is ALWAYS in the same position and is ALWAYS the same size or shape. (As someone above mentioned, they also all have a hole in them... but the hole varies in size, shape, and proportion of the surface area.) I conclude from this that the notch is the one mission-critical feature, probably the one most intimately connected with the objects' purpose. And, I'm guessing, the notch is meant to FIT some other object... Wish I knew how big these were!Hmm... Well, that's all I can come up with for now.
Protective spikes for fences surrounding Frank Lloyd Wright homes.
My first guess was gun parts, and then I thought some ancient musical instruments.
Okay, I didn't know what they were, but I took a guess based on the comments and found out.All I can say is, they look a lot prettier than they sound.
Dential implements for masochists!
Brain pickers editors use to pry good books out of our feeble writing brains.
It's a wooden model. I had something like that as a kid, except mine was a dinosaur. This model though is a more adult one I saw in a local hobby shop recently.In this case, if you stack them in the right order it's a 3-Dimensional bust of Willie Nelson smoking a joint with Bill Clinton (who is trying not to inhale).
Oh...wait...or maybe its just a bunch of funky salad tossing forks.
My first guess was an alphabet. But then everything looked like an A. So I caved and googled. As to whether or not I was right or wrong? All I can say: Yes.
Things that make something if you stick them on another thing all at the same time?
Since they all have the same shape cut out at the bottom, I'm guessing they're designed to fit down onto the edge of something. Maybe a line of them. Or they attach to each other and form an animal or somesuch, like a 3-D model. Possibly of something like a shark... :)But they'd make great bookmarks.
I think they are animals. See, the little notched part on the bottom--those are the legs. The holes are eyes or, in some cases, ears/antlers/etc.But I also want to say they are bookmarks. I've seen some like this--I even have one like this! They are so beautiful!
Bottle openers. I'll take a Corona Light with a lime wedge.
The alphabet of an alien species, left on Earth hundreds of years ago and found in an Egyptian crypt.
Kitchen utensils...specifically those pasta measuring thingies.
Dinglehoppers ha. My guess is net weaving tools.
Salad tongs? I'd guess Scandinavian designed. They come in pairs and can hook together to better serve salads.
Deviices used to force people to listen to Vogon poetry.
This are an artist’s interpretation of ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics recently uncovered in a dig near the Egyptian border with Sudan. Roughly translated, it says “Don’t forget to read Janet Reid’s blog.”
Samples for Ms. Reid's new tribal-inspired balustrade in the summer house in the Hamptons.
My first thought was Russel Wright salad tong sets. My second thought . . . "wow, those are cool and I have no flipping idea . . ."Terri
Hammers for a musical instrument such as a piano or dulcimer.
Ha! Found it on Google! Still have no real clue, but have the name. I like Russel Wright salad tongs better.Terri
Amazed at all the creative thoughts here! Looked like guns to me, prima facie :Dhttp://www.thecolorsofmysoul.com
Honestly, they look like designs for eyeglasses ear-pieces.
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