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Forget Carving Spoon

Discussion in 'Bushcraft and survival skills' started by dave89, Jul 26, 2017.

  1. dave89

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    I've got plenty of spoons, so I've moved on to Dolly pegs as my garden looks like a clothes peg graveyard .
     
  2. Jaeger

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    Aye Up,

    I wonder how many will know what a 'Dolly' peg is?

    Were they a national or just a local/regional item?
     
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  4. Seagull

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    I remember my Gran doing her Monday laundry , part of which was a pot-bellied and corrugated, galvanised barrel . As I recall, those many years past, clothes and ( hopefully)hot water were put in the barrel along with soap flakes and a chunk of Sunlight soap and the whole lot was agitated with a device called the Dolly Peg...it looked like a small legged stool with a 3 foot handle and a crossbar on the handle top. I may be in error with this, cos there was another long-handled device, a "Posher" , a hemisphere of spun and plated copper, with many holes that would admit the soapy water, making a weighty headed cudgel for pounding the clothing...to the ruination of many shirt and trouser buttons.
    All the dhobying was eventually hung out on a long line and clipped in place with wooden pegs of split wood, bound with a length of stripped tin-can.
    On the other hand, according to my North Country Missis, a Dolly Peg was just a 3 foot lump of wood, without any embellishment at all, but twas used in a similar barrel, for the same purpose.

    Well, that was a trip down memory lane!

    Ceeg
     
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    3 Legged pole with a t bar at the top, that's a dolly peg for me.
     
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    I thought a dolly was as Hammock man says, a device used when cleaning clothes rather than a clothes peg.
     
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    That's the one, Alan 13~7
    Ceeg
     
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    Aye Up,

    Done a bit of research after noting replies -

    Seagull/Hammockman - I think that this is the tub and the 'posher' or dolly that you mention.

    Dolly Tub etc.jpg

    It appears that the term 'Dolly' was applied to any of the items - tub/posher/pegs etc

    More info around this site http://www.oldandinteresting.com/washing-dollies.aspx

    Just thinking ahead for the wife's Christmas presents. :)
     
  9. Janne

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    nice work thanks for idea
     
  11. Jaeger

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    In Yorkshire a wife IS a washing machine! :lmao:

    Oh 'eck, I bet that's thrown't cat among't pigeons!
     
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    These are what we call Dolly's around here. But we also call the wooden peg's Dolly peg's too.
     
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    I just carved a useful spatula on a wild camping trip in Scotland. Can't post pictures on here yet but I now use the spatula at home :)
     
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    A dolly peg is a wooden clothes peg with a split up the middle running around 3/4 the way up.

    The other device is called a "Posser" and was used for "Possing" an action similar to Plunging but with a rotating movement as you agetate up and down.
     

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