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Joshua States

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So a friend of mine is getting into log furniture (Twiggy furniture he calls it) and I'm going to make him a draw knife. I have a question I can't figure out the answer to by looking at examples online and was hoping someone knew. Are these straight or curved? If they are curved at all, how much and is the convex side up, or down toward the workpiece?

 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

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General-purpose drawknives are straight/flat.  Hollowing drawknives are curved, convex down, to scoop hollows like a chair seat or to peel bark off a pole, depending on which side of the curve the bevel is on.

 

Some general purpose ones are flat, but with a slightly curved edge like a saber blade.  All are single-bevel, usually used bevel-down like a chisel, since that's what they are.  Fine work and cleanup shaving is done bevel-up, but if you try to take a big bite with the bevel up you'll just dig it into the wood and chip it out.  

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Thanks gents, that's what I thought.

 

3 hours ago, Matt Walker said:

if you have one of these

He's already built that. Now he's got to remake it a little shorter......

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Got it done today.

This is at 320 hand sanded finish

 

Top side.JPG

 

I turned some black walnut handles

Oild handles (1).jpg

 

And the epoxy is currently setting

Glue up.JPG

 

 

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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Done. The only question is how sharp does it need to be?

 

Done (1).JPG

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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41 minutes ago, Jaro Petrina said:

Does it have one long triangular bevel?

Petty much yes

 

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“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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7 minutes ago, Gerald Boggs said:

What angle are you making the edge?

I didn't measure it

 

“So I'm lightin' out for the territory, ahead of the scared and the weak and the mean spirited, because Aunt Sally is fixin’ to adopt me and civilize me, and I can't stand it. I've been there before.”

The only bad experience is the one from which you learn nothing.  

 

Josh

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