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Posted on Help me find a birthday gift for my Dad!

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#1 posted 01-29-2015 06:58 PM

Does he have spoon bits? Some chair makers really like them because they are a little steerable:,180,42337

What about an adze:,41131
Or some cheaper options. Not as high quality, but I remember seeing a good review of these, I think here on LJ.

Or a scorp:

These are all traditional chair making tools, try to check if he already has them or has different ways he likes to work.

He may appreciate an Auriou rasp as well. They’re expensive enough that some woodworkers won’t buy them for themselves, but they apparently work really well so that makes a good gift.

Or a cheaper option is this gouge Paul Sellers really likes. Can use it for making spoons or helping with chairs:

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