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    Old Spinny Thingy

    Earlier this evening I was having trouble staying awake so I went for a walk down by the creek. Braved some brambles and walked upstream for a while. Found this old, weather beaten, partly burnt thingy. Any ideas as to what is?
    It is made of very heavy wood and other than a mace or head knocker I have no ideas as to its purpose.
    OK see if I can remember how to post pictures.[/url] [url='http://familywoodworking.org/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=95631']
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    Looks like a pretty serious bonker to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vaughn McMillan View Post
    Looks like a pretty serious bonker to me.
    I may be skinny. BUT not that skinny. BONKERS, yes, but not that skinny.

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    walking stick?????
    "Forget the flat stuff slap something on the spinny thing and lets go, we're burning daylight" Bart Leetch
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    Do you have any Hobbits living nearby? Looks like a walking stick for a Hobbit.
    I may be getting a little older physically but mentally I'm still tarp as a shack.

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    Since it's burnt, the end may have been burned away, but I concur with the above guess that it may be a walking stick.... or a shillelagh.
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    Could have been a rug beater maybe?
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    A belaying pin? They were also used as shillelaghs.
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    Would a belaying pin have a nob at the skinny end?

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