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Working with Hands - James E. Price

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I designed this tool like a tanged spokeshave with the tapered tangs in tapered holes so they wedge into place but can be quickly driven out which makes them easy to sharpen.

You have to forge only one tang since a file already has one on one end. Just copy it on the other end of the old file. All sharpening is done on the outside of the looped blade. Note the angle of the blade in the handle.

At that angle the blade engages a workpiece much better than those that have a more acute angle relative to the handle.

In the photo above is a scorp blade I forged that I keep around in case I ever need a bigger one. If you don't own a scorp, just make one, and you will have a very useful companion to your drawknife and spokeshave.

James E. Price
December, 2016

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