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Post by Adrian on 6th March 2010, 6:30 pm

I am looking for a good, reasonable priced drawknife. If any of you guys come across a decent reputable site, or supplier, could you let me know?

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Post by Bardster on 6th March 2010, 8:53 pm

Good tools available here http://www.woodlandcraftsupplies.co.uk/
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Post by Robin Wood on 7th March 2010, 2:59 pm

old ones are generally best value. If you have a branch of tolls for self reliance near you pop in and see them, they sometimes have them for sale and it's money to a good cause too.

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Post by Guest on 9th March 2010, 4:14 pm

All of ours are second hand some from UK and many from France, picked up in flea markets.
But this link has been recommended by others before in the UK
http://www.woodsmithstore.co.uk/shop/Products/Tools/Drawknives/

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Post by Adrian on 16th March 2010, 11:15 am

My lovely new (to me) drawknife arrived yesterday and I can't wait to sharpen it and take it our for a spin. Of course I need to build the shave horse forst and that will have to wait until I have finished deerproofing the orchard and moving the chicken barn. but soon and I can't wait!

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Post by Hairyloon on 16th March 2010, 12:31 pm

Badger wrote:Of course I need to build the shave horse forst and that will have to wait until I have finished deerproofing the orchard.
Can't you just eat the invading deer? They'll soon get the hint. Wink
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Post by Adrian on 16th March 2010, 12:43 pm

Ah, even if I ate meat, then we would have to eat venison solidly for several months to deal with the local population.

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Post by Guest on 16th March 2010, 5:32 pm

Picture of draw knife requested... so we can all have a virtual fondle and drool

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Post by Compostwoman on 16th March 2010, 7:42 pm

Nice!

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Post by Adrian on 16th March 2010, 7:48 pm

Smith made, about 80 years old and razor sharp!

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Post by Compostwoman on 16th March 2010, 7:50 pm

Bit like our Scythe....100 plus years and still a delight to use....

I have a similar age Bilhook which I love to use...when I coppice with it I feel very connected to past woodsmen...

Enjoy your lovely new purchase Badger

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Post by Guest on 16th March 2010, 7:55 pm

Very nice..I'll leave Wood Troll to discuss its curves though!

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Post by Guest on 18th March 2010, 12:32 pm

Nice piece of steel! I was wondering if the blade is straight, concave or convex as it hard to tell from the picture?
As this is a drawknife thread I thought I would show you my favourite two...



The upper one is favouritest and is wonderful for stripping down logs and doing the rough work quickly. Heavy blade razor sharp and concave. I tend to use it the other way up so that I can pivot on the bevel.
The lower has a slight convex curve to it for those more awkward knots.

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Post by Adrian on 18th March 2010, 12:39 pm

The blade is convex, decided on that one as it was smith made not mass produced.

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Post by bikebum1975 on 25th June 2010, 10:44 pm

Lovely blades guys nothing like vintage tools.
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