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16220Re: [MedievalSawdust] piercers and wimbling irons

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  • Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie
    Mar 24, 2014
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      kaisaerpren wrote:
      > 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!

      In Japanese tools, a gimlet like that would be called a Tsubo-giri.

      If you do a web search for them, exclude any result with the word
      "ninja" in it.

      THL Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie
      (mka: Elliott C. Evans)
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