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Spoonmaker's drawknife - Aram - 10-17-2020

What a great idea! This looks like a terrific little shaping tool.

TFWW


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - Phil S. - 10-18-2020

Someone else must agree with you - SOLD OUT!


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - Greg Jones - 10-18-2020

Lee Valley has a new drawknife also, a carver’s drawknife that is a little larger than the spoon knife above yet smaller than a full-sized drawknife.

https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/carving-tools/31074-veritas-carvers-drawknife


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - kwadams - 10-19-2020

Lee Valley has had that small drawknife for quite a while in O1 steel and just started offering in PM-V11. I’ve owned the former for years and it’s a very nice detail knife.

Thanks.
Kevin


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - AHill - 10-19-2020

Flexcut makes a 3" draw knife. The Gramercy looks like it would be uncomfortable after prolonged use. Only $31.00 from Amazon - less than half the price of the Gramercy. If I'm making spoons, I only use a draw knife for rough shaping. After that it's a spokeshave.

https://www.amazon.com/Flexcut-Carving-Leather-Included-KN25/dp/B001BPEK0Y/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - Timberwolf - 10-19-2020

(10-19-2020, 07:57 AM)AHill Wrote: Flexcut makes a 3" draw knife.  The Gramercy looks like it would be uncomfortable after prolonged use.  Only $31.00 from Amazon - less than half the price of the Gramercy.  If I'm making spoons, I only use a draw knife for rough shaping.  After that it's a spokeshave.

https://www.amazon.com/Flexcut-Carving-Leather-Included-KN25/dp/B001BPEK0Y/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_product_top?ie=UTF8

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I have had the Flexcut for years...it's a good little drawknife, and with handles that provide a good, comfortable grip...I agree with Allan...I use the spokeshave for most of the work...


RE: Spoonmaker's drawknife - MichaelMouse - 10-21-2020

(10-17-2020, 11:08 PM)Aram Wrote: What a great idea! This looks like a terrific little shaping tool.

TFWW

Well, I've made a spoon or two (thousand) using a standard draw knife for crude shape.  Length is used to slice while drawing, so it's often nice to have.  That said, I have set my https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/shop/tools/hand-tools/spokeshaves/44834-veritas-low-angle-spokeshave  for a fairly thick shaving and prefer using it, as I do my basic work on fresh wood.  I own two, one set for flat, one for curve.  The other four spokeshaves - Stanley/Record gather dust in the cabinet. 

NB. Put your leather (or wooden) chest protector on when using your shaving bench and drawknife.  Hope I never need it, but it stays on so I can anchor the rough-shaved piece against it when the Mora knife finishes the job.