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Yet another "identify this mystery object" question - treen edition

My dad found this wooden object at a market. He's quite delighted with it, and wants to know what it is. It was labeled a "treen" - which the internet tells me is a "generic name for small handmade functional household objects made of wood"- so I presume the seller didn't know what it was either. Our best guess is that it's a tool for crushing/flattening/pounding something (cracking nuts?) - but we'd love a more definitive answer. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by une_heure_pleine on Jan 5, 2016 - 12 answers

What is this strange manner of box I see before me?

It is hard rubbish collection day where I live and today I picked up some wooden cubes that some one was throwing out. Picture here. The boxes are sealed cubes, light, with hand holds on either end, apparently intended to be carried, but not opened. My question: what would they have been intended for?
posted by tworedshoes on Sep 19, 2015 - 8 answers

Swing away on a new swingset

We are moving and I need to get a new swingset for my kids. They love our current one, but I got it off of craigslist, so I don't have a brand or anything to look for another version of it. I looked online, but the selection is ridiculous so I was wondering if people had any particular brands to look for or avoid to help me narrow things down. Thanks! (details about what we want in a set are inside) [more inside]
posted by katers890 on Jul 16, 2015 - 6 answers

Where to find sturdy wood crates

Where can I find sturdy wooden crates? Like fruit crates? I know they have ones at Michaels and JoAnn fabrics, but they are little flimsy, more for crafts. Where can I find a reliable source of decently sturdy wooden crates? [more inside]
posted by ian1977 on Jul 1, 2014 - 9 answers

This is not my miniature life! Please help me visualize these dimensions

Is this miniature baby bedroom set the appropriate scale for this miniature dollhouse? Will this miniature car fit into that miniature garage?
posted by calcetinporfavor on May 14, 2014 - 9 answers

Bent out of shape over a ring... Treebeard would be proud.

Is there any noticeable, physical difference in any of these wooden rings? Moreover, are any of them a better choice for a wedding ring that will be worn daily? (Links and more wooden ring info than you ever wanted inside) [more inside]
posted by RolandOfEld on Dec 29, 2011 - 14 answers

Another Name for Dribble

What is this? My google-fu is failing. I need some keywords! [more inside]
posted by Sassyfras on Nov 29, 2011 - 5 answers

WoodenToyTrainFilter: What is the difference between all the different brands of wooden toy trains?

WoodenToyTrainFilter: What is the difference between all the different brands of wooden toy trains? Are some significantly higher quality than others? [more inside]
posted by kenliu on Jun 18, 2011 - 14 answers

Who made these cool wood toys?

I found some lovely wooden toys at Goodwill last week. Please help me identify them. [more inside]
posted by bq on May 13, 2011 - 17 answers

Best Gift Ever?

Where can I find gifts similar to this for under $100 a pop? [more inside]
posted by thankyoumuchly on Jan 25, 2011 - 7 answers

Help me find the name/picture of this antique tool

I'm looking for an object I once saw a picture of. It was an antique tool that was, I think, described as a japanese jade vise, or something similar. It was rectangular in shape, and consisted of a number of stacked wooden wedges that could be slid in and out in relation to one another to form an opening in which a gem could be securely held by the pressure of the wedges.
posted by Jackson on Nov 27, 2010 - 1 answer

Help my wooden ring fit better

What can I do about a wooden ring that's too big? [more inside]
posted by egg86 on Sep 27, 2010 - 10 answers

Show me the best wooden toys

Seen some delightful, charming wooden toys? I want to make some... [more inside]
posted by bystander on May 13, 2010 - 33 answers

buying a wooden ship model

I am considering a wooden ship model as a housewarming gift, the giftee just bought a grand old Connectcut home on the water and loves sailing ships--and has nothing like this at all. I know nothing about these models, but see that there are many sellers online. I am willing to spend money for something that is great. It appears that models of classic America's Cup yachts are popular (and do appear impressive). Any suggestions? what ships are best? Ok to buy online? a good gift?
posted by Duck_Lips on Apr 30, 2010 - 10 answers

Identify inscriptions on wood beams in a shogun cemetery?

Can you identify and/or translate the inscriptions on the vertical wooden beams in this picture? Or provide some historical background? [more inside]
posted by Tufa on Feb 4, 2010 - 14 answers

What is the tastiest variety of wood?

What is a good wood to use in making alphabet blocks? [more inside]
posted by Acari on Jan 4, 2010 - 7 answers

Help me find a wooden engagement ring in the UK

Recommend me a preferably UK-based wooden engagement ring seller. [more inside]
posted by Nufkin on Nov 2, 2009 - 8 answers

Why did they bother pulping in the first place?

How can I get an awesome engraved diploma? [more inside]
posted by mhz on May 9, 2009 - 1 answer

How to best communicate the data about which I will later AskMefi?

Question-Asking-Filter: What would be the best way to ASK a question on AskMeFi that I want to ask? Pre-question question-answers within. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold on Oct 3, 2008 - 21 answers

Inside my heart-logoed box

What was that wooden slide-top box that I had, and where can I get another one? [more inside]
posted by norm on Mar 3, 2008 - 11 answers

Round rail fence repair

Wooden fence repair question: I have a wooden round rail fence kind of like this, but with only two horizontal rows. One of the horizontal rails in the middle of the fence needs replacement. Is there some kind of magic trick for this, or do I just cut and hammer and crowbar until it pops in?
posted by Area Control on Aug 27, 2007 - 6 answers

Block off wooden porch steps for dog purposes, cheaply?

Stairs (wood) lead from backyard up to outdoor deck (wood). Dog can run up. Want to install something to keep dog in yard, with stairs remaining usable, without hiring expensive contractor. Thoughts? [more inside]
posted by staggernation on Apr 10, 2007 - 16 answers

Help my baby not get broke! Delicate musical instrument as airline baggage.

The great musical-instrument-on-plane paradox. How do you prepare (what case[s] do you buy and what strategies do you develop) when you need to travel on many different kinds/scales of airlines, with a delicate wooden instrument that MAY or MAY NOT be allowed as carry-on baggage (depending on circumstance, how full the plane is, and how much or little the inspectors care that it looks large, solid and "middle eastern")? [more inside]
posted by allterrainbrain on Dec 26, 2006 - 14 answers

Lever-driven clock

WoodenClockFilter Saw a link a few months ago, lost it now. Guy who built a wooden clock with no gears, ONLY LEVERS. Help me find it again. [more inside]
posted by asavage on Jan 29, 2006 - 10 answers

Wooden Dinosaurs R We?

How are the wonderful wooden dinosaur models made?
Is it done, perchance, with lasers? [more inside]
posted by metaculpa on Jun 21, 2005 - 11 answers

Do those bead car-seat covers work?

Do those wooden-bead car seat covers you see taxi drivers using (at least in NYC) really work? Are they comfortable for long drives?
posted by gottabefunky on Feb 1, 2004 - 12 answers

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