|Project by shipwright||posted 06-03-2016 04:38 PM||1277 views||4 times favorited||21 comments|
OK, not exactly wood but they are for use on wood and are amazingly useful little knives.
I was first introduced to a tool like this at ASFM and have made a couple for my own use before. I used old chisels for them (first photo, centre) and when I decided to make some for my students to use I headed off to the used junk store to look for some more. What I found instead were boxes of new files at ridiculous prices so I bought four ten inch smooth mill files for $10 and made these in about an hour.
They work very well. They are used as general purpose knives for cutting veneer, as fine picks for handling tiny pieces of fragile marquetry, and as prying tools for tight fitting pieces in piece by piece marquetry assembly.
One of the photos shows a tiny bit of very hard veneer (Bloodwood) picked up with very minimal pressure and a couple of others show how it can be used as a guillotine to cut small slices or slivers.
... and I still have two new files that I can use for sharpening my card scrapers.
Thanks for looking,
-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees. http://thecanadianschooloffrenchmarquetry.com/