This is not a flower!
Yesterday I tried my hand at an arty abstract because I was tired of straight forward flower shots. Unfortunately I gave the game away and/or the observant noticed it was still a flower. So today I was determined to do something different.
Wracking my brain, not a long job with my brain, I remembered on one of my recent "ratchings" through the garage I came across this. My Dad in his early working years, pre and I believe during WW11) was a wheelwright working with his father at a business in Workington. When I was young there were two large chests full of all sorts of strange tools. Unfortunately a disastrous fire destroyed them. A few escaped and this is one of them. I know what it was for/does and I know what Dad called it but I don't know if that is its correct name.
It was known, to me at least, as a Sweep Sole. In case it isn't obvious turning the various screws causes the sole to flex either concave or convex. I will leave you to workout why a Wheelwright may need that.