what is this tool?

charlie_cabinetmakerJuly 3, 2011


my wife uses this cast iron ebay find to put a pattern into whole grain crackers. it may have been a kitchen implement, or concrete tool, or????


Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Dimensions help. It looks like an old fashioned dot roller, for roughing concrete but I've never seen one quite this small.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 8:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Yeah, could be the stair step version of the concrete dimpler.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 9:53PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Looks like a meat tenderizer to me

    Bookmark   July 3, 2011 at 10:35PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Calliope is correct. That is a concrete dot roller. Little hand jobs like that were pretty common actually. Typically used when doing the final floating/finishing of concrete. If you overdo the final floating, it tends to draw the cement to the surface and cause "neat cement" that peels off later, or leaves an un-uniform "glossy" spot on the surface. A hand dot roller or line roller comes in pretty handy to remix the surface cement and sand "on the fly" that may not necessarily require a full sized dot roller.

They were also used among potters I believe.

    Bookmark   July 4, 2011 at 5:19AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Well, gee- you could have at least left the photo up until the post left the first page...

    Bookmark   July 7, 2011 at 2:50PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Ideas about this vase/bottle?
Hello! I recently discovered this great forum and am...
Need help with Collection Francaise Lamps
Hi, I am trying to find out some information about...
Help Glassware/Stemware Experts
Please help....do any glassware experts out there know...
Antique/Retro Fridge Loud Vibration noise
My retro 1946 Frigidaire fridge started making very...
Tina Jansen
Walnut Art Nouvaux Sideboard Advice Needed
Howdy, First post from a long-time lurker. We purchased...
Sponsored Products
Diamond Punch Basket in Orange - Large
$29.99 | Dot & Bo
Lenox Tuscany Classics 3-piece Wine Bottle Stopper Set
Frasier Corner Sectional Sleeper (3 piece) - Key Largo Pumice Beige
Joybird Furniture
Folding Teak Shower Seat
Signature Hardware
Set of Four Personalized Wine Flight Glasses
Grandin Road
Miami Marlins Shot Glass Set
$18.99 | zulily
Forged Iron Sculpture
$485.00 | Horchow
Contemporary Indoor/Outdoor Area Rug: LR Resources Rugs Fashion Ivory 5 ft. x 7
Home Depot
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™