Any guesses?

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Todd in PA

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I wonder if anyone here knows what I made here. It has a specific use, though I’ve never used or even seen one before. My BIL asked for it specifically. I worked off the picture.
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Kenny Durrant

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It’s being held like a club but that’s probably too obvious. I’ll guess it’s some sort of grinding tool. Used to grind grain or some other hard object.
 

1080Wayne

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My best guess would be that it is the pestle of a utensil designed to extract juice from some type of fruit . The mortar portion is probably a round holed screen with a hole size to retain seeds and skin while allowing juice and pulp an exit .
 

Valleyboy

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I guess it could be a number of things, but I’m going for a traditional potato masher.
Only because I was asked to make some for some local women when I first started wood turning, and they looked pretty much exactly like that.

Apparently that’s how they were made before the more modern versions with holes in them.

Am I close?
 

zig314159

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It is a replica of the first atom smasher, invented in Borneo in the 1500's. Dr. Fermi and other scientists improved the process during the 1940's. You did a nice job of constructing it.
 

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For some unknown reason, it is called a priest. It's used to dispatch toothy fish as muskie and pike. Did I win? What was the prize?
 
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