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    Any idea what these are?

    I was cleaning out a box from my mothers home that had my Grandmother's items in it. Among a variety of interesting items, I found these wooden tools. They are about 3 1/2 inches long and were in the bottom of a Hankie box. My thoughts have included sewing implements, tatting (but I don't really think they are) or even tools for leather gloves. Anyone have an idea??
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    Agree, not for tatting.

    If you think your Grandmother may have made leather gloves, to me that would be a good guess!
    I can see that each of them could be good pushers for turning the fingers out and making the seams smooth against the fingers.

    Just an educated guess .... and thinking they resemble the type of tools we would use when turning a piece of fabric and pushing out the corners.

    Now I'm curious as to how close to the guess, I am!
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    QuiltE When I figure them out - lol - I will let you know.
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    Some type of fasteners for for a shawl?? Just a guess.

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    They definitely look like "turners" to me... point turners and blunt turners. The glove fingers makes sense.
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    well so far I haven't found any images of glove turners or old wooden turners that look like those. Hmmmmm.

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    I was thinking turners nd pushers also.

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    Quote Originally Posted by eparys View Post
    QuiltE When I figure them out - lol - I will let you know.
    Much appreciated!!!!!!!!!
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    Not an answer, but take a look at the glove darner ..... scroll down
    http://www.homethingspast.com/darning-eggs-mushrooms/

    There is a mention about bodhran drumsticks ... being alternative glove darners
    ... scroll down a piece again
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhr%C3%A1n

    Definitely some similarities!
    Though there are also similarities to garden dibbers or dibblers .... though I think these are too short, too fine and too clean to have been used in that way.
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    here's a thought--with a large ring, they would be wonderful as fasteners on a shawl, a scarf, or even to put hair up with.

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