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    tool miniatures by William R. Robertson

    The Miniature Engineering Craftsmanship Museum awarded William R. Robertson the title of 2015 Metalworking Craftsman of the Year. He works at 1/12 scale, making miniatures out of wood and metal. Some of his pieces command five figure prices, and have been displayed in the Smithsonian.

    His techniques including using very fine grain wood that looks good at such a small scale, as well as homemade miniature hand planes for making the models. Best of all, much of his work is miniature functional tools.













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    What wonderful workman ship. But I think the correct name for the draw knife is a spokeshave. This is what they were called 70years ago when I was a young man.

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    Now that bloke is not just good, ------------ he's 'Effin good', a true master of his trade. :-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by john 1938 View Post
    What wonderful workman ship. But I think the correct name for the draw knife is a spokeshave. This is what they were called 70years ago when I was a young man.
    At least in the USA, a spokeshave has a relatively narrow width blade and the handles are in line with the blade. As the name suggests, they're meant to shave relatively thin, spoke-like structures. Here's what a fine woodworking site returns when you search for "spokeshave"...

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/sear...erOfResults=24

    Drawknives, OTOH, have wider blades and handles canted away from the blade. They're often used for rougher tasks such as debarking and rough shaping. A "drawknife" search produces this...

    https://www.leevalley.com/en-us/sear...erOfResults=24

    A small drawknife might be usable as a spokeshave but the reverse is unlikely.



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