For muscle that's strongly attached, carefully use a sharp skinning knife or sharp drawknife
to fillet the muscle from the skin.
I used my drawknife
, handsaw and a flat-soled spokeshave to further shape and smooth that piece.
"Life is good in Waterburg," he thought contentedly, fingering his drawknife
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
For the best results, peel the bark off of the poles using a drawknife
(bark practically falls off of poles cut eight to 12 months beforehand).
I prefer using a drawknife
. Another technique used by the natives was to attach the hide to a solid frame and scrape it until the flesh was removed.
They dug the well and foundation by hand, dragged logs out of the woods with an old tractor, peeled the logs with a drawknife
and placed them with the help of a homemade crane.
Laurie took those and, using a drawknife
and shaving horse, made them octagonal in cross section and put a rough point on one end.
Wasta sits among a pile of bur oak shavings, making timber frame pegs with a drawknife
at his handmade shaving horse.
The best tool for removing the bark when it clings is the drawknife
. Simply sit on the log, straddling it, and pull the knife towards yourself, removing strips of bark with each stroke.
This is very different from a drawknife
or froe operation.
"I am giddy; expectation whirls me 'round." (Shakespeare again.) It was time to roll up my sleeves, flex my little biceps and grab the drawknife
. I peeled and stained 150 forest service logs.