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Blog entry by Charlie posted 02-24-2013 02:17 PM 1584 reads 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am in search of a tool to scallop flat wood. I would like to create chips that range in size from 1” square to 1” x 3” long. Regular gouging chisels can make small “pea size” scallops. I have looked at Rockler, Lie-Neilson, Lee Valley, Woodcraft, and Woodworkers.com.

Any suggestions?

Charlie

-- "Design opportunity through numerical inexactitude."



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stefang

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#1 posted 02-24-2013 02:46 PM

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#2 posted 02-24-2013 03:15 PM

How about a grinding wheel. The box sculptors on this site create scallops with sanding discs and grinding wheels.

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#3 posted 02-24-2013 04:33 PM

Scrub plane?

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#4 posted 02-24-2013 05:38 PM

You might want to try using an adze to achieve your effect. The craftsmen at Robert Thompson Furniture (aka The Mouseman) use them to produce table tops like this
http://www.robertthompsons.co.uk/images/category/table_l.jpg
Hope this helps.
Jim

-- It always looks better when it's finished!

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#5 posted 02-24-2013 06:49 PM

JR45 has a good idea there, also google scorp, these tools are made in many sizes and might work for you.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 02-24-2013 07:15 PM

First thing that came to mind was a scrub plane (as BTimmons suggested).

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 03-02-2013 04:31 PM

picture of scalloping with a scrub plane :

http://www.theunpluggedwoodshop.com/made-by-hand/project-2

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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