A Fork-Like “What am I?” Quiz
What am I? これ何? -- Minobe Onigawara Workshop (美濃邉鬼瓦工房) -- Otsu, Shiga, Japan -- Copyright 2014 Jeffrey Friedl, http://regex.info/blog/
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What am I?
これ何?

I came across these fork-like tools on a craftman's workbench, and thought they'd make a good What am I? Quiz. What, exactly, are these fork-like tools used for?

クゥイズ:この工具は何のためでしょうか?


All 8 comments so far, oldest first...

Modelling in clay…

— comment by Bill on September 1st, 2014 at 6:47pm JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

To make patterns on pottery?

— comment by Damien on September 1st, 2014 at 7:40pm JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

They are potter’s tools for etching groves into pottery.

— comment by Bob on September 2nd, 2014 at 3:27am JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Sculptor Tool for Pottery, statue or miniatures.

— comment by Heiko on September 2nd, 2014 at 6:55am JST (3 years, 2 months ago) comment permalink

Tools for carving pottery, clay, Tera cotta and such?

— comment by Michael on September 4th, 2014 at 6:33am JST (3 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I believe these are forks used for clay work or pottery. I’m not entirely sure, but it seems to be the ones I remember.

— comment by WoodNote on September 5th, 2014 at 1:49am JST (3 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

After reading your post about the tile shop it is easy to see these ‘forks’ are used to make markings in fresh tile clay.

— comment by RBMann on September 5th, 2014 at 1:32pm JST (3 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink

I’ve posted the answer here. —Jeffrey

— comment by Jeffrey Friedl on September 6th, 2014 at 8:49pm JST (3 years, 1 month ago) comment permalink
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