|Project by rmoore44||posted 06-02-2010 03:34 AM||1753 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I’m making a long beam out of an old pine tree and wanted to try using a drawknife to smooth out the hew marks some, but didn’t want to buy a drawknife. I had some old pruning shears that weren’t being used anymore, so I took the blade from one side, ground a tang into the end that didn’t have a handle, then stuck the other side’s handle on it. Unfortunately, the side that had the handles going the right angle also had a branch cutter in the blade. But given the hackiness of this tool’s construction, it actually worked ok. I will probably go back and grind the blade down to a flatter profile, I had kept the original angle and just sharpened it up some.
-- --RoB, Florida