What is it? Game 62

Yay! Today's the day for our collaboration with What is it? Blog. Can you guess what this strange tool is used for?

Place your guess in the comment section - one guess per comment, please, but you can submit as many as you can think of. Two prizes this week, folks, a free Neatorama T-shirt of your choosing: one for the first correct guess and one for the funniest but incorrect guess.

For more clues, check out the What is it? blog. Good luck (but if you don't win, you can still get Neatorama and artist-designed shirts in our online store!)

Update 5/19/08 - the answer is:
A roller type cement jointer, also called a sidewalk groover, sidewalk creaser, or center knife; it's used to smooth the joint between two concrete surfaces.


Congratulations to CMart who got it right first, and to Mel Phistopheles for the funny but ultimately incorrect guess of butt crack creaser!

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You have found one of my grandmother's peanut brittle cutters. Her brittle was anything but. This cutter helped score sheets of her igneous confections for cracking and could be turned on its side as a smashing implement when mood required.
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It's a hand-held roller for making joints (seams) in pervious pavement (e.g., concrete sidewalks) and the like. You would think there would be a more complex tool to assure straight lines, but the folks who wield these tools are pros.
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This could be used much like a pizza cutter, but for softer materials, like dough or clay. That's what the roll is for: to prevent the edges from rising while you cut.
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