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HokieKen

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06-11-2018 01:25 PM

I recently inherited this tool. It was made by AMT and appears to me to be a spoon carving tool of some sort. But, I couldn’t figure out how it could possibly be used.

The edges are blunt and the recess in the center seems to be where business is conducted. The cutout is shown in the photos below. There is a bevel on the outside (convex side) of the cutout and the inside (concave side) is smooth with the cylindrical face. The outer edges and end are all completely blunt. So seemingly it would be used to shave the outside of round pieces? I couldn’t find any similar examples online so I thought I’d turn to the collective LJ brain trust ;-)

Thanks for any help! Additional photos below.

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!


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#1 posted 06-11-2018 01:31 PM

I think it is a chamfer. Run it in either direction along the corner edge of a board and it will chamfer the edge.

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 01:31 PM

Looks like a tool for rounding edges.

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#3 posted 06-11-2018 01:35 PM

Going with the chamfer as well.

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#4 posted 06-11-2018 01:37 PM

Chamfer

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#5 posted 06-11-2018 01:37 PM

I agree with Fridge, for rounding corners. The Stanley #28 and #29 cornering tools have the same type of cutting mechanism

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#6 posted 06-11-2018 01:40 PM

Chamfer tool.

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#7 posted 06-11-2018 01:43 PM

I’m with Fridge on this one. He’s bang on the money.

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#8 posted 06-11-2018 01:50 PM

I’m with Fridge as well.

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#9 posted 06-11-2018 01:58 PM

Hey Brit. I don’t bang for money. Just for pleasure.

So how many are still with me :)

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#10 posted 06-11-2018 02:00 PM

FYI, this is a pretty cool antique since it is not one of the more common Stanley models. It loos like it would be much more comfortable in your hand than the Stanley churchkey roundover tool.
Keep it sharp and enjoy an interesting part of your ancestor’s legacy.

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#11 posted 06-11-2018 02:01 PM

Ding ding ding. We have a winner! It’s obviously a round-over tool now that Fridge et al point it out. Funny how once I initially thought “carving” my brain couldn’t leave that track :-)

For all who said chamfer tool, close but that would have a flat face and most likely an angle guide of some sort.

Thanks for the pic of the Stanley tools Mos’. That eliminates any doubt ;-)

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#12 posted 06-11-2018 02:02 PM

Now I’m gonna go carve a spoon with round corners…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#13 posted 06-11-2018 02:31 PM

FYI, this is a pretty cool antique since it is not one of the more common Stanley models. It looks like it would be much more comfortable in your hand than the Stanley church key round-over tool.
Keep it sharp and enjoy an interesting part of your ancestor’s legacy.

-- I remember when Grateful wasn't Dead

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#14 posted 06-12-2018 10:34 PM

I think fridge is correct on the tool, but disagree about banging for money. You’ve got to love your job or it’s just hard work!!

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#15 posted 06-12-2018 10:43 PM



I agree with Fridge, for rounding corners. The Stanley #28 and #29 cornering tools have the same type of cutting mechanism

- Mosquito

YEP! Them’s the ones! I have the same ones.

Rick

-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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