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I scored a really nice draw knife tonight for a very low price. It is in excellent condition and the edge is perfect - sharp enough to shave with. It is a vintage "Greenlee". A new tool of this quality would be over $100.00. I'm pleased and looking forward to putting it to work!
 

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Well done, that is a good looking tool.
 

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I have had a chance to peel a couple of sticks with the draw knife now and it works really great - I'm loving it. It takes me less than a quarter of the time to peel one using the draw knife as it does using a roughing knife and it saves the aching hand afterwards. It is a great time and effort saver.
 

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Nice draw knife.
 

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Great looking tool. I have never used a draw knife if they are that much more efficient than a regular roughing knife perhaps I should check into one. Flexcut makes a couple that are reasonably priced.
 

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I think you will the draw knife very useful i find it useful for quickly shaping a handle like a carigan handle.

Another tool i use a lot now is a saw rasp its a Japanese tool far superior to a wood rasp like a surform but its double sided never clogs and when you use the fine side it takes very little sanding. ideal for shaping handles and alike and tend to use it a lot for crooks and cardigan sticks.
 

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I have never seen or heard of a saw rasp so I googled it. It looks interesting; I will have to study them more.
 

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Great looking tool. I have never used a draw knife if they are that much more efficient than a regular roughing knife perhaps I should check into one. Flexcut makes a couple that are reasonably priced.
The advantage is the leverage and control gained from having a two handed grasp and offset handles.
 

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I have been very happy with a FlexCut 5"draw knife. It works well for debarking and shaping a stick. I hold the stick in my B&D workmate.
 

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Next you'll be building a shaving horse so you can reap the full benifits of your drawknife. Greenlee also made pretty nice chisels.

Rodney
 
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