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    My new LN drawknife - NOT

    I was at an estate sale this morning, and came across this really ugly drawknife that called out to me. The steel looked great, and the bevel and back looked like they were in pretty good shape. Apart from the handles, which were painted green, it was all, and I mean all, except the bevel and back, painted an awful mustard color, and I don't mean like a Powermatic. I couldn't tell that it was made by the fellow, until I got it home and started to clean it up. It turns out it was made from an old file. And well made at that. I've done some honing on it, and here's how it works. I think this is going to be a friend for a long time...






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    Mighty fine find.
    Just be very careful with it.
    My half-brother had a terrible accident with one.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Nice find Ken. I been spying some of those on Ebay in my $10 dollar mode. Trouble is the pictures people post at that price point always hide detail so i aint taken the plunge yet.

    You got lucky being able to see it first hand. Boy there have been a load of estate sales in your area. What you doing to the people around you???
    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    My half-brother had a terrible accident with one.
    Frank I have this humoungous James Swan drawknife, and when I show it to people I tell them about my poor half brother's accident too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken werner View Post
    Frank I have this humoungous James Swan drawknife, and when I show it to people I tell them about my poor half brother's accident too.
    Maybe we should get them together.
    "Folks is funny critters."

    Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so, too. ~Voltaire

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frank Fusco View Post
    ...My half-brother had a terrible accident with one.
    Ol' Shorty? I remember him.

    Looks like a nice find, Ken. I think I've got one of my granddad's old drawknives around here somewhere. I ought to hunt it down and see how it cleans up.
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    Great find and a great save too Ken!
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