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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #40 on: March 14, 2014, 10:42:16 am »
 I have a few here, most come from auctions and are from days gone by. I have both my great grandfathers draw knives and both are very similar in size and wear, I also have a spoke shave from my great grandfather. I am sure he can find a draw knife at an auction that would be as good as any bought new today other then have been around for a long long time.
 There is one thing most don't seam to understand, he is on a tight budget to get this dream up and going, spending a wack of money on tools is going to hurt that budget.
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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #41 on: March 14, 2014, 10:53:15 am »
I just got an email from the post office saying that the draw knife I sent him will be delivered today.
So he should have a very big package being delivered sometime soon.

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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #42 on: March 14, 2014, 11:11:50 am »
Marcel, I think a lot of us are wishing and dreaming we had said tools mentioned and that's as far as it goes. I'd still probably buy the Swede draw knife just because of the ergonomics and not so much economics if I was building a cabin. I know, I know. :D :D

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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #43 on: March 14, 2014, 12:34:48 pm »
 Good on you Jim, ya know between any and all of us here, he would not need buy too many tools,  ;)  I also sent him a box not too long ago.  :)
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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #44 on: March 14, 2014, 12:48:45 pm »
I't's here!  I've put the draw knife right along with the beam machine that Marcel sent, and they are eagerly awaiting action!
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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #45 on: March 14, 2014, 01:54:26 pm »
Marcel
Sorry........ I am probably growing too accustomed to my damaged back so I was thinking more about ergonomics than budget in this case. For me the ergonomic difference between Swedish style or American style drawknife or bark spud is the difference between getting the job done or getting myself a long sick leave...........


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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #46 on: March 14, 2014, 03:01:25 pm »
TW, Jeff is eager to get the ball rolling, but he's not eager enough to abuse himself too bad. I have a sore shoulder lately, and I think it started from lifting/loading a 400 lb snow blower.  NUTZ! :-\

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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #47 on: March 14, 2014, 03:30:15 pm »
lifting a snow blower will do a number on those two.
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Re: Recommendations on a draw knife?
« Reply #48 on: March 14, 2014, 03:35:08 pm »
I once picked up a TroyBuilt Horse rototiller and threw it to the front of an 8' pickup truck. No, I don't wonder why I have back problems.
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