Woodworking blog entries tagged with 'draw knife'

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First Draw Knife - A Simple Experiment

01-02-2022 10:37 PM by Doug | 6 comments »

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!!! Man, I can’t believe another year has gone by! It seems like it was just yesterday that I bought this old rusty draw knife. The Front But, it was last summer that I paid $3 for this beat up thing at a local flea market. The Back For $3 I took a chance and thought to myself, If it doesn’t work out, it’s only $3. We’ll see! The Handles So, with tool in hand, I headed to the shop to begin the adventure of trying to make this...

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Broken Spindles - how to repair them

04-10-2020 09:22 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 3 comments »

I thought I’d share some lessons on how to repair chair spindles on the back for a Windsor chair. There are some unique techniques to do this, not to mention matching the stain and the finish. I hope you enjoy the video Link to video—>

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Spokeshave and Draw Knife Holder for Tool Cabinet

03-28-2020 07:06 PM by WoodshopTherapy | 2 comments »

I’m starting to make the tool holders in my new tool cabinet. I made a video showing how I laid out the spokeshave and draw knife holder. It was a balance of function and making it look nice for displaying my tools. If you have questions, feel free to add a comment and I’ll respond to you. What do you think?

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Blacksmithing from a woodworkers perspective #7: Pocket drawknife - One for the road

04-20-2019 09:20 PM by mafe | 19 comments »

Pocket drawknifeOne for the road Once again a tool made by your own hands, to be used by your own hands, this time a pocket size drawknife, that will be my tour buddy, when I’m out there with my hammock, playing in nature, as a part of my tool set. So let’s start making some noise. A piece of Swedish sled runner steel again, roughed out, with an angle grinder.(The Swedish did make amazing steel back in the days). Some heat in the forge. And banging that baby into sh...

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Woodworking on a Half-Shoestring #29: Vintage 8" Folding Handle Draw Knife Acquisition

02-14-2015 03:38 PM by retired_guru | 0 comments »

Yesterday’s lengthy (3 hour) appointment with my good friend and client yielded a surprised tip at the end of the session: Top - Bottom - I had shown interest in it when I first looked at her stash of vintage tools. I opted for my other choices mainly because I didn’t know if I would have cause to use this. At any rate, I’m happy to be its new owner and will clean this up and sharpen the blade for use. I would like to know who made this tool. The only marking I c...

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Flea Market Finds

11-30-2014 07:40 PM by bit101 | 0 comments »

Super happy with today’s goodies: 1. A Marples knife blade marking gauge. $7 2. Drawknife of unknown origin. $5 3. H. Wells moving filletster plane. $10 Head over heals about the plane. I’ve been scouring eBay and other sources for one just like this. Overall it’s in really good shape. Took it apart, cleaned it up and oiled the depth stop screw. I’ll need to sharpen the blade later. It’s got a small crack in the fence, which I just glued up and sh...

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as found

07-22-2013 03:24 PM by John | 4 comments »

not much to see yet – i found a very rusty draw knife at an antique store and talked them down from $5 to $3 – here it is, as found…

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Drawknife from a file #3: general assembly

03-16-2013 06:22 PM by RobynHoodridge | 2 comments »

With the blade form created (see the previous installment of this series); and the handles planned (see the installment before that), i set about adding handles and creating, essentially, a functional drawknife....Three millimeter thick, 20 mm wide, mild steel flat-bar was bent into the shape informed by the prototype i had made in acrylic plastic. And these steel-strip-handles were riveted to the file-derived-blade..The rivets were brass machine-screws which i ground the thread off of to bri...

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Playing Around with Carving #8: Mads Inspired Spoon Horse

08-11-2011 02:00 AM by WayneC | 22 comments »

I’ve been playing with spoon carving and thinking that being able to use a spokeshave and drawknife will speed the shaping of the handles. I have clamped the work to my carving bench with some success, but Mads's shave horse has inspired me to think about making a similar solution. I really do not want to tackle a full sized shave horse at this time and I did some thinking about how I could come up with something to use on my carving bench. I am thinking of making a jig simil...

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No sharpen draw knife

03-31-2009 11:09 PM by Craftsman on the lake | 9 comments »

I thought some people might be interested in my drawknife. It never dulls. Ever. This is a picture (below) of one of my draw knives. I have three but this one is special and very, very different. It was made around 1976 and has been used a lot. The thing is, I can’t dull it, and I can’t sharpen it. Now, I’ve never tried purposely to dull it. I’ve used it mostly to carve guitar necks in mahogany and maple. And I’ve used it on other things too but always respect...

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