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Forum topic by bignorman posted 09-07-2017 12:37 AM 403 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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bignorman

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09-07-2017 12:37 AM

Hello Everyone

Can anyone tell me about this drawknife.. the only thing I can think of it and from what I can gather it could use different knives.. Maybe like a spokeshave
The holes are threaded

Antique Carriage Makers Router Draw Knife Shave


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#1 posted 09-07-2017 12:46 AM

Never seen anything like that. All draw knives I have seen just have handles on the ends of the blade. Are you sure that ain’t a handlebar off an antique tricycle. ;-)

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#2 posted 09-07-2017 12:51 AM



Never seen anything like that. All draw knives I have seen just have handles on the ends of the blade. Are you sure that ain t a handlebar off an antique tricycle. ;-)

- papadan


HMMMM.. never thought of that.. actually I purchased 5 old drawknives and that was with it.. This it the only thing I found that was close…
Carriage Makers Router Draw Knife

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msinc

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#3 posted 09-07-2017 09:22 AM

Could be a draw knife that uses interchangeable blades, but it also could be for shaving hides. I think they call it a “currier” knife and/or it could be some type of “fleshing” knife used by trappers. Tanneries use the currier knife to thin down hides before they tan them. In example, a buffalo hide is like an inch thick and will not “tan” all the way thru, so it has to be thinned down to a reasonable thickness for the tan to work. These knives were sometimes used in place of each other because of similarity. I do taxidermy work and currently use {among other tools} a draw knife to flesh out deer capes.

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