|Forum topic by ChuckV||posted 12-26-2010 04:30 PM||1267 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
12-26-2010 04:30 PM
We have some wonderful neighbors. Last night they stopped by to visit. They had a gift for each member of our family. The great part of this was that the gifts were all things that they “found around the house” and fit perfectly with our particular interests. (If you saw their house, you would understand how this is possible!)
I received a tool that was used by our neighbor’s grandfather in his furniture making. I guess that this would be called an inshave or a scorp which would be used to hollow out a bowl or seat bottom.
One of the differences between this and the inshaves I see now is that this has a curved piece ahead of the blade like the toe of a plane. It seems that it might be possible to adjust the mouth opening by tapping the blade in or out.
Is anyone familiar with this tool? I am interested in learning to sharpen the blade. The bevel in on the inside of the curve. Before I try anything, I am wondering if the blade is designed to be tapped out of the handle for sharpening. If the blade were removed, would a slip stone be a good way to work on the bevel?
Merry Christmas and thank you for reading.
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