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
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
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