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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 08-11-2010 04:31 AM 1072 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Could anyone tell me what this old tool is ?
It is shaped like a drawknive. It has no cutting edge. The handles are spaced about 10 inches apart. I think it is used to shape logs for log homes.

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swirt

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#1 posted 08-11-2010 04:51 AM

No cutting edge? It looks like it might be used at a high angle like a scraper. Could the edge function that way?

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 08-11-2010 05:01 AM

The underside is flat. The top is rounded. ”Swirt” That is what I was thinking.
Maybe after the log iwas peeled they smoothed the knife marks ?

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#3 posted 08-11-2010 05:09 AM

Can’t say that I have ever seen one of those. I could see possibly used for scraping as Swirt says. The idea of using it as a burnisher on the round edge comes to mind also. However, I really don’t know.

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#4 posted 08-11-2010 07:27 AM

Probably a hide scraper for making leather?????????

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#5 posted 08-11-2010 07:31 AM

I’d take a guess at actually De-Barking the Log. But I know next to nothing about Log Building so it’s an “Uneducated” Guess.

Rick

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#6 posted 08-11-2010 12:46 PM

Think outside the wood. :)

I agree with TopamaxSurvivor.
It looks exactly like the hide scrapers we use here in Kentucky to process animal pelts.

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#7 posted 08-11-2010 06:58 PM

Hide scraper might work…but I would think (that’s often risky for me) is that if this was scraping animal hides, that there would be stains from the skins on the ends of the handles near where they attach to the metal.

I don’t think it would be a debarking tool. Ordinary draw knifes and barking spuds are too good for that.

Does the metal have any spring to it or is it stiff?

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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canadianchips

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#8 posted 08-12-2010 11:56 AM

Th metal is Stiff. The part between the handles measures 1” wide and 3/4” thick.
The handles do not have stains on them.

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