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Name: Chris Eller
Rowan County, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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n2zen0871
Feb 13, 2018 9:02 PM CST
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Does anyone know what this tool is used for?
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Feb 13, 2018 10:24 PM CST
Digging out weeds with skinny tap roots? I hope someone actually knows.
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Feb 17, 2018 6:47 AM CST
No other guesses? C'mon folks!
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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 17, 2018 6:57 AM CST
Can you turn it over and post an image or two of the back?
Also, is the handle made of plastic? What are the measurements?
Did you purchase it locally? New or used?
Thank you.
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purpleinopp
Feb 18, 2018 8:00 AM CST
I tried to find another one like it but failed.
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Leftwood
Feb 18, 2018 8:20 AM CST
I am kinda with greene, here.

I'm not even sure it is a gardening tool.......
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 10:43 AM CST
The fact that it has a plastic handle makes me think it is a specialty tool to be used in a wet environment. That's one of the reasons that I asked for more information and photos. I do have an idea but would like to wait until the request has been fulfilled.

Quoting myself:
Can you turn it over and post an image or two of the back?
Also, is the handle made of plastic?
What are the measurements?
Did you purchase it locally?
New or used?
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Name: Chris Eller
Rowan County, North Carolina (Zone 7b)
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n2zen0871
Feb 18, 2018 8:21 PM CST
Turns out it's a layer cake server! Confused Thanks for your efforts, though!
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DaisyI
Feb 18, 2018 9:05 PM CST
I can't find it by Googling even knowing what it is. Smiling
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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 18, 2018 9:17 PM CST
Hmmm, after all that you'd think maybe we would get to know where the answer came from. Shrug! Confused Blinking
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Name: Chris Eller
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n2zen0871
Feb 18, 2018 9:34 PM CST
My cousin found it at a yard sale. She had all of Facebook searching far and wide for an answer. I would've sworn it was a gardening tool! Blinking
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Name: Sue
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sooby
Feb 19, 2018 5:55 AM CST
DaisyI said:I can't find it by Googling even knowing what it is. Smiling


Me neither. It's flat?

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sallyg
Feb 19, 2018 6:59 AM CST
the handle does seem more like a kitchen tool than an outdoor tool or construction tool
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sooby
Feb 19, 2018 7:12 AM CST
I would have thought a cake server would be flat and with an offset handle so that the "blade" would go under the cake without the handle interfering. The gizmo looks curved in the picture, more like a scoop. And why the split in the middle? I would more have guessed that it was for scooping something where you wanted to catch only the larger bits and have the "fines" fall through.
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sallyg
Feb 19, 2018 7:22 AM CST
I'm skeptical of the cake server answer too.
But, maybe, one side lays flat and the other side supports the slice while you move it?
Googling vintage kitchen tools makes me realize my kitchen drawer is pretty 'vintage.'
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Name: Celia
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Zencat
Feb 19, 2018 7:38 AM CST
It kind of looks like a tool for paninis. You hold the panini down and slice it in half.
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greene
Feb 19, 2018 8:40 AM CST
n2zen0871 said:My cousin found it at a yard sale. She had all of Facebook searching far and wide for an answer. I would've sworn it was a gardening tool! Blinking


All well and good that your cousin found it at a yard sale. I understand that part. But from where did you get the information that it is a layer cake server...and why specifically a layer cake? Did you or your cousin find a link or photo or something to verify this was a layer cake server?

Also, knowing the general location of the yard sale might actually help as some things are regional.
Thank You!

The panini spatula makes sense (sort of :shrug:); compare here:
https://www.blessthisstuff.com...

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purpleinopp
Feb 19, 2018 9:15 AM CST
Not that I looked very hard, but all of the panini spatulas I saw were flat. But also the closest thing I can find, trying to find a kitchen or garden tool that matches. This has become maddening, the questions raised just can't be ignored. LOL!

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Name: Chris Eller
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n2zen0871
Feb 19, 2018 9:47 AM CST
Greene,

Evidently she found the answer from one of her FB friends. The blades are at a 90° angle. Once the cake is sliced, the server slides under the slice while also supporting the side.

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Name: greene
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greene
Feb 19, 2018 10:29 AM CST
#kitchengadgetsweneverneeded

Neither the # or the word Facebook will lead to an immediate answer.
Since that is not a link to information, please let your friend know that there are folks who would like to know where the information can be located.

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