No, not the January 6th Epiphany, but a sudden realization came to me. I was watching a Cap'n Eddie video on making an Easy Wood type tool out of ½" bar stock, when it occurred to me that these things are really scrapers. So, I can remain a retro grouch, and still us this kind of tool where I would use a scraper, particularly when I get to doing hollow forms. I use my scrapers a lot in finishing the inside of bowls, and the size of the Easy Wood tools suggests they may be able to get into places I have trouble with.
Just a thought, and Cap'n Eddie shows how to make them without a lot of fuss and bother. Roll on spring; I've got work to do!