What is this gadget? - Router Forums
 10Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
OPG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Otis
Posts: 1,984
 
Default What is this gadget?

Coming home this morning and driving through Winder, Georgia (next town up), I stopped-by a local thrift store. It has proven to be a great place for gadgets and because everything sold was donated by others - the prices are crazy cheap.

Today, I came-up with this interesting find. I have no clue what this is. Often when Joy gets home, she can immediately recognize something as a kitchen gizmo - which this may be, but I wanted to see if any of you recognize it. I honestly have no idea of its intended purpose!

Thanks for any input, Whenever I see something that arouses my curiosity, I buy it (within reason, of course) and take it home and try to learn from it. This gadget is made of good, sturdy white plastic, except for a couple of steel bolts and (obviously) a couple of internal springs.

Thanks again,

Otis Guillebeau from Auburn, Georgia
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_1.jpg
Views:	469
Size:	180.0 KB
ID:	63831  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_2.jpg
Views:	421
Size:	189.0 KB
ID:	63832  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_3.jpg
Views:	382
Size:	193.2 KB
ID:	63833  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_4.jpg
Views:	358
Size:	201.2 KB
ID:	63834  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_5.jpg
Views:	343
Size:	188.9 KB
ID:	63835  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_6.jpg
Views:	346
Size:	207.5 KB
ID:	63836  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_7.jpg
Views:	345
Size:	133.5 KB
ID:	63837  

Click image for larger version

Name:	GADGET_8.jpg
Views:	381
Size:	136.9 KB
ID:	63838  


OPG3

Tweak everything!

Last edited by OPG3; 07-25-2013 at 03:49 PM. Reason: unscrambling typos
OPG3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 03:55 PM
Registered User
 
Marcel M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Marcel
Posts: 628
 
Marcel M is offline  
post #3 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 06:17 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Country: United States
First Name: Bj
Posts: 23,786
       
Default

I will 2nd that one




"It's fine to disagree with other members as long as you respect their opinions"

Marc Sommerfeld Tools ,Videos
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT-n...RWaEpMA/videos

Find all threads started by bobj3
http://www.routerforums.com/search.php?searchid=944097


bobj3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
OPG3's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2011
Country: United States
First Name: Otis
Posts: 1,984
 
Default

...and MARCEL got it right! Joy got home and said, "That is a slicing guide for cutting a loaf of bread" I said, "Wouldn't that make really skinny slices of bread?" Joy replied, "You wouldn't have to use every slot - dumbo". She's right, again - as usual. This morning I told her I was feeling really good and was in a good mood. She said, "What's the matter - do you think it's a chemical imbalance?" I can't get ANY respect!

Thanks Marcel!
gjackson52 likes this.

OPG3

Tweak everything!
OPG3 is offline  
post #5 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 07:01 PM
Registered User
 
Gene Howe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Country: United States
First Name: Gene
Posts: 9,593
 
Default

Otis,
My guess was going to be a collapsible dish drying rack for thin dishes.
Your house sounds like mine.

Gene Howe
Snowflake, AZ

'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

Please edit your profile with a name and location so we can better assist you and make for a friendlier forum.
Gene Howe is online now  
post #6 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 09:35 PM
Registered User
 
Marcel M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Marcel
Posts: 628
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OPG3 View Post
...and MARCEL got it right! Joy got home and said, "That is a slicing guide for cutting a loaf of bread" I said, "Wouldn't that make really skinny slices of bread?" Joy replied, "You wouldn't have to use every slot - dumbo". She's right, again - as usual. This morning I told her I was feeling really good and was in a good mood. She said, "What's the matter - do you think it's a chemical imbalance?" I can't get ANY respect!

Thanks Marcel!
You're welcome. I can't imagine why anyone would buy one of those. What's wrong with developing a few knife skills? Too little drawer space too many useless gadgets.
Mowry155 likes this.

Last edited by Marcel M; 07-26-2013 at 12:23 PM.
Marcel M is offline  
post #7 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 09:42 PM
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,018
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcel M View Post
You're welcome. I can't imagine why anyone would but one of those. What's wrong with developing a few knife skills? Too little drawer space too many useless gadgets.
Waking up early in the morning, and using knife skills to cut homemade bread will result in some wierd looking slices. I wouldn't buy one tho, I'd make one - out of wood. And a clue for you young uns, to properly cut a loaf of bread, you use a bread knife, not a butcher knife. A bread knife has serrated teeth, to saw the bread, and not squash it. Ah, nothing like the heel of a fresh, hot, loaf of bread, slathered with butter - real butter, not this artificial stuff. Used to get that from my great-grandmother, about 2" thick. Yumm.

My grandparents had a bread slicer, and a bread knife, but not sure if it had one slot, like the first one, or many, like the second. In reality, all you need is one slot, to guide the knife, and just move the bread with each cut. Plenty easy to make your own, and MUCH less expensive then buying one.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	BREADSLICER1.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	332.9 KB
ID:	63846  

Click image for larger version

Name:	BREADSLIC ER2.jpg
Views:	95
Size:	527.5 KB
ID:	63847  

Roy Drake likes this.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.

Last edited by JOAT; 07-25-2013 at 09:52 PM.
JOAT is online now  
post #8 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 09:51 PM
Registered User
 
Marcel M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Marcel
Posts: 628
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
Waking up early in the morning, and using knife skills to cut homemade bread will result in some wierd looking slices. I wouldn't buy one tho, I'd make one - out of wood. And a clue for you young uns, to properly cut a loaf of bread, you use a bread knife, not a butcher knife. A bread knife has serrated teeth, to saw the bread, and not squash it. Ah, nothing like the heel of a fresh, hot, loaf of bread, slathered with butter - real butter, not this artificial stuff. Used to get that from my great-grandmother, about 2" thick. Yumm.
Bravo. My wife makes bread on a regular basis and there is nothing like it on the supermarket shelves. Home churned butter makes it even better!!

http://youtu.be/flZbgKUAC80

http://youtu.be/z9x8YVrNtI4
Roy Drake likes this.

Last edited by Marcel M; 07-25-2013 at 10:16 PM.
Marcel M is offline  
post #9 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 10:27 PM
Registered User
 
JOAT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Country: United States
First Name: Theo
Posts: 6,018
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Marcel M View Post
Bravo. My wife makes bread on a regular basis and there is nothing like it on the supermarket shelves. Home churned butter makes it even better!!
After I watched those videos, seems to me I saw the bread cutter, somewhere other than my grandparents. Now I recall that they had a round bread board. Been a long time. Home churned butter is great, as long as it's someone else doing the churning. If you don't have a cow, the handiest I think I ever saw was a glass jug, with a top that screwed on with a crank and blades you hand cranked to make butter. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=72FKnwmncpQ They've probably got some electric version now. The first homemade bread my ex baked was like a large round brick, I don't think even the birds could eat that. After about the third one she got excellent results. Strange, because anything else in the world she could cook fantastic.

"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.

Last edited by JOAT; 07-25-2013 at 10:31 PM.
JOAT is online now  
post #10 of 44 (permalink) Old 07-25-2013, 10:58 PM
Registered User
 
Marcel M's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Country: United States
First Name: Marcel
Posts: 628
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by JOAT View Post
After I watched those videos, seems to me I saw the bread cutter, somewhere other than my grandparents. Now I recall that they had a round bread board. Been a long time. Home churned butter is great, as long as it's someone else doing the churning. If you don't have a cow, the handiest I think I ever saw was a glass jug, with a top that screwed on with a crank and blades you hand cranked to make butter. Lehman's Butter Churn Demo - YouTube They've probably got some electric version now. The first homemade bread my ex baked was like a large round brick, I don't think even the birds could eat that. After about the third one she got excellent results. Strange, because anything else in the world she could cook fantastic.
Bread making is as much science as it is art. It takes a while to get the technique correct and different breads need various techniques to make them with the texture and flavor that one would expect from an artisan bread. That is why baking is a very different animal from cooking. Precise measurements and baking procedures are very important. As for butter, you are under a mis-apprehension. Butter is very easy to make at home and is delicious. You don't need a cow just a market or, like us, a nearby dairy farm. I have made compound butter in this manner and it tastes wonderful. Here is a video should you like to try to make plain butter.

Daniel Patterson Butter-Making Demo - YouTube

Last edited by Marcel M; 07-25-2013 at 11:01 PM.
Marcel M is offline  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need Inspiration for desk wood gadget. tigerhellmaker Lobby 1 04-29-2010 09:17 PM
Couple gadget ideas. Birch Tools and Woodworking 7 05-08-2007 06:09 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome