Hollow Iron for carving.

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Bucketosudz

Tenderfoot
Aug 23, 2010
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Splendid Knife Wayland! Looks really well with the Antler handle on it. Slight deviation to the initial topic, but in the video it mentions in the comments that he boils the burls in salt water, can anyone expound on this for me?
 

Robson Valley

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Nov 24, 2014
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Boiling should soften wood for carving but I suspect the effect is only temporary.
Holding a boiling hot piece of wood is another issue.

"Scorp" is a common wood carving term for a circular edged tool.
I've never seen one so large but made of good steel, the value
is plain to see.
 

mr dazzler

Native
Aug 28, 2004
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I moddified my mora hook knife because I didnt like the small little handle, not enough torque.... I put a whopping beech one on, much thicker and about 3 times longer. It works very well used regular with a dagger grip or potato peeler grip.

Well it certainly managed to make a dent in that piece of wood there. What would be the advantage of this tool over a regular spoon knife?
But I also tried it with a neck loop (or actually how I did it was over the left shoulder, under the right armpit) I used nylon webbing and para cord. Why this method is so useful is because you can exert the tremendous power of an axe chop with absolutely superb levels of delicate and precise control, sort of organic hydraulics....you can pivot the knife, but also you just lean back a touch, and there is real power at your disposal
 

Macaroon

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Jan 5, 2013
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But I also tried it with a neck loop (or actually how I did it was over the left shoulder, under the right armpit) I used nylon webbing and para cord. Why this method is so useful is because you can exert the tremendous power of an axe chop with absolutely superb levels of delicate and precise control, sort of organic hydraulics....you can pivot the knife, but also you just lean back a touch, and there is real power at your disposal
That's a great description of the leverage involved here, you've hit the nail squarely on the head! :)