Drawknife


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drawknife

[′drȯ‚nīf]
(design engineering)
A woodcutting tool with a long, narrow blade and two handles mounted at right angles to the blade.

Drawknife

 

an instrument used in stripping bark from logs and in primitive planing. Stone drawknives consisting of flint flakes with concave and arched working edges were used from the middle of the Paleolithic (Mousterian culture) until the Bronze Age. Iron drawknives were first utilized in the early Iron Age (La Tène culture, second half of the first millennium B.C.). These drawknives were bent blades with sharp working edges and two handles that resembled modern carpenter’s drawknives.

drawknife, drawshave

drawknife
A woodworking tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end; the tool is drawn over the surface toward the user.
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For muscle that's strongly attached, carefully use a sharp skinning knife or sharp drawknife to fillet the muscle from the skin.
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When we needed to peel a number of not too large logs for a couple of projects, Steve scrounged up some scraps and made a quick and easy buck that was more open to leave room for the drawknife work.
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It was time to roll up my sleeves, flex my little biceps and grab the drawknife.
The best tool for removing the bark when it clings is the drawknife.
Afterward, use a drawknife or pocketknife to peel the bark from the wood to reveal the wet and shiny "meat" beneath.
This is very different from a drawknife or froe operation.
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This I split again and working with a hatchet and drawknife, shaped what I must admit is a quality axe handle.
Peeling the logs with a drawknife wouldn't have been too difficult despite the still half-frozen bark, but we left that tool at home to save weight.