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Rebecca

Oooh, lovely.

Dark Puss

Can't one partially slice without any fancy aids? Looks very nice but sadly some of us simply don't have kitchen space for such a specialised piece of apparatus.

For "Elizabeth" - she could try Organics Australia Online for yeast.

Erika

Years ago when working in a museum/rare books collection we would put up a peculiar object every month and ask for guesses. Most of the items came from working scale models which had to be filed with the US patent office before patents were granted. The one which fooled everybody and got the strangest suggestions was a machine for making cube sugar lumps. It was completely Heath Robinson.

B R Wombat

Gosh, I feel famous! I think I'll celebrate with a potato - I'm trying to give the kittens up.

Margaret Powling

My goodness, I'd no idea there was an actual gadget for making what I made in the 1960s, when first married, and what a recipe referred to as "fantail" potatoes!

Dark Puss

I'm trying to give the kittens up

No! no!

How can you say such a thing?

B R Wombat

Well, I do have a house full of them . . . but I suppose there's always room for one more.

Darlene

Hahaha! The closest idea I could come up with was an over-sized worry stone for a giant.

kate from cheshire

I'm a refugee from dovegreyreader's blog (hello dark puss and anyone else who comments on both). I would love to buy one of these wooden tools. I love treen and think this is beautiful as well as useful. Is the information out there?

Cornflower

Kate, bit of a long story, but the friend who gave it to me got her original one from someone who had picked it up in Scandinavia (I think the potatoes done in this way originated in a Swedish restaurant). A wood-working friend of hers then made her a few others which she has given away, so I don't have a commercial source, but I could ask around, and if I come up with anything I'll let you know.

Dark Puss

Hi "Katie from Cheshire", they are available commercially, here is one from the producer ScanWood in Denmark. It looks like you could order direct and there are three English retailers listed.

Dark Puss

The cat is your friend ...

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