|Forum topic by Thuzmund||posted 02-06-2014 05:18 AM||888 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
02-06-2014 05:18 AM
I got started turning by buying an old Craftsman Companion and a box of tools from a nice Swiss bloke down the road. One by one, I have been learning about the tools and what they do. But one, I just can’t track down online.
No markings, of course, and a home-made handle. I’ve included pics.
Ideas: For shaping the lips of bowls? Or making “overhanging” lip on the inside of a bowl? It seems like it would be good at reproducing a specific sized profile.
How I’ve used it so far: hollowing out a bowl, moving from center to edge. It’s actually pretty darn good at that, but I doubt that’s the use because I’ve heard you should always hollow bowls from the edge to the center. This method ensures that the bowl is still balanced—you won’t be carving out the wall/side without the stabilizing mass of wood left in the center. But it really eats up the wood when I use it this way—quite satisfying.
Any thoughts or even This Old House-style musings would be appreciated! If I can learn the name of this tool, I can search for product manuals, how to use, how to sharpen, etc. Many thanks for sharing your experience!
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