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16218Re: [MedievalSawdust] piercers and wimbling irons

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  • Lynda Fjellman
    Mar 24, 2014
      Master Grendal of Red Troll Forge in Vancouver WA probably can make up whatever you want.  I know he has made spoon bits and adzes, as well as ornamental ironwork and other stuff.  You will have to contact him for pricing and stuff.



      On Monday, March 24, 2014 7:57 AM, Baron Valerian of Somerset <lord_valerian@...> wrote:
      That should work.  When I'm turning, I often use a spindle gouge to drill a clearance hole for end grain pieces, rather than taking the time to switch to a drill.  Works fine.  Never tried it off the lathe, but should still work the same when turning the tool, rather than the work.   


      On Mar 24, 2014, at 10:23 AM, kaisaerpren@... wrote:

      Hi all;
      I have been puzzling ("he puzzled and puzzed until his puzzler was sore") for some time about how to simulate historic examples of small wood boring implements.
      I have  two 19th century gimlets that are nearly Identical to 15th and 16th century ones, so I'm good to go there.
      i also have a nice set of new spoon bits made to go in a 19th century style chuck. I could permanently mount one or two in wooden braces. (4 of them , they go from 1/4 to 5/8 +-.  I'd like to find 1" and 1 1/2" spoons, not right now.)
      It's the shell augers I can't get/find. You know the ones that are like a long half cylinder sharpened sort of rounded at it's tip. Very like a spoon bit that has been sharpened so many times it's "spoon" tip part is gone. in sizes smaller than 1/4".
      Every "blacksmith" in the SCA seems to want to make either only knives or only armor. maybe I find one who occasionally makes throwing axes.
      well i'm looking through my copy of "manual of traditional wood carving" by Paul Hasluck. haven't cracked it open in years, and I think I've found my answer. there is a photo of someone using a small deep gouge to drill holes for pierced work. 
      tell me if I'm crazy! I take a small deep gouge, reshape the tip to cut right on deeper holes, and replace the handle with a medieval looking brace stock! viola!
      be well

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