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Forum topic by chuckcom posted 09-12-2012 09:15 AM 754 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2012 09:15 AM

Topic tags/keywords: chisel question

I am trying to find out what these edge blades are.
I have been told they are a coopers tool but I can’t find anything on the web that shows them.
I feel with the removable hook on the end they were meant for quick change out.
I am at a loss.
3 photos attached.

I’m just a newbie so sorry about all the photo not showing.
Back in the 50s I do remember going to a wooden shoe factory in Holland MI. They did use an item like these blades for rough carving the shoes. Thanks for refreshing my memory. I might sharppen one up & see what damage I can do with it. Photos to follow.

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#1 posted 09-12-2012 10:12 AM

Chuck, I’ve seen blades like these used in making wooden shoes.
the hook’s slid into a ring mounted on a block or stump, the wood held on the block, then
the blade is brought down, much like the paper cutters you used to see in school, but were never allowed
to touch.

-- Glen, B.C. Canada

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#2 posted 09-12-2012 11:18 AM

I’ve seen them used to trim out barrel heads, cutting a round circle out of the laid up head section used the same way as racerglen says.

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