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Blog entry by Charlie posted 552 days ago 1167 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



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stefang

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#1 posted 552 days ago

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#2 posted 552 days ago

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

-- Made in America, with American made tools....Shopsmith

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BTimmons

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#3 posted 552 days ago

Scrub plane?

-- Brian Timmons - http://www.BigTWoodworks.com

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Jim Rowe

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#4 posted 552 days ago

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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Bluepine38

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#5 posted 552 days ago

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 75 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 552 days ago

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 546 days ago

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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