Some of my new (old) tools

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Blog entry by WoodsmanWoodworker posted 05-09-2011 04:55 AM 1548 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Finally making some headway in the tools department. Got my drawknife, old, rusty, but mine. I’ll try and fix it up and picked up a few more saws including a coping saw. Maybe a well about time in your minds, but hey i’m excited. They are new to me but older tools. All that means to me is that they are built better than any newer tools so enjoy.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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David Kirtley

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#1 posted 05-09-2011 05:05 AM

You should really enjoy the drawknife. They are a really fact acting tool that can remove wood really fast or take very delicate shavings.

If you like that type of work, think about making a shaving horse.

-- Woodworking shouldn't cost a fortune:

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#2 posted 05-09-2011 05:28 AM

Looks like you have a little work ahead of you. Should be nice when you get it done.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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#3 posted 05-09-2011 05:38 AM

I love my drawknife. It is the really quick way to shape things like a hammer handle. I suggest learning how to use electrolysis to remove the rust. It eats the rust without removing all of the metal.


-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc

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#4 posted 05-09-2011 01:20 PM

Thanks and not sure on the removing rust things, liked it up but… and i need a shave horse yeah.

-- We must protect the forests for those who can't speak, for the trees and animals. ~THE WOODSMAN~

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#5 posted 05-10-2011 12:44 AM

congrat´s with your new toy´s :-)
there is severel way´s you can go with the rust to remove it
surch on electrolysis , citric acid , hammerite gel rustremover etc. here on L J
or restoring tools there is so many good blogs about it so make your choice of weapon :-)

take care

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#6 posted 05-13-2011 12:14 AM

Congrat on the drawknife, you got a wonderful tool there.
When you get to the sharpening, it is important you do it right.
It need to be flattened on one side and sharpen on the other, do not start sharpening the flat side.
Look here:
Hope it can help you, I have my self put a bunch of them back to life, and they work wonderful even they were rusty and some even needed new handles.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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