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Forum topic by ElChe posted 03-05-2015 03:53 AM 933 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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ElChe

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03-05-2015 03:53 AM

Looks like a cross between a spokeshave and a travisher? it has a curved blade and what appear like a couple of bolts on the top that don’t seem to have a function as the blade is held by two other bolts that go through the body and into the curved blade. Maybe it is missing a part? I am stumped.

Thanks. Tom

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.


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#1 posted 03-05-2015 04:24 AM

Looks to me like a heel shave. Used in the leather industry. And yes it looks like you are missing the front piece of the sole that controls the depth.
Jim

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#2 posted 03-05-2015 05:03 AM

Thanks Jim. That’s what it is. Gonna make me some shoes. :)

-- Tom - Measure twice cut once. Then measure again. Curse. Fudge.

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#3 posted 03-05-2015 06:39 PM

I was thinking maybe it was a tie-down bracket from the back of a pickup truck :-)

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#4 posted 03-05-2015 07:21 PM

Definitely a heelshave. I have one, and cut the handles off in order to use it for shallow curves in bowls and chair seats. It’s not really a user without that front piece.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 03-05-2015 08:35 PM

Viking woman’s eyelash curler.

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#6 posted 03-05-2015 08:51 PM

redSLED I always love your comments

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#7 posted 03-05-2015 09:11 PM

A scorp for scooping out chair seats.

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#8 posted 03-06-2015 02:33 AM

knute bar strecher

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#9 posted 03-06-2015 02:36 AM

What Nick said

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#10 posted 03-06-2015 04:24 PM

You can buy used ones at various price points on this cobbler supply site:

http://www.sheridanleather.com/category_s/1869.htm

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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