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Old 02-23-2010, 12:31 AM
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Default Scorps for spoons

I've been watching several tutorials on YouTube on spoon carving. I thought I might give it a try but since I've discovered I'm a tool junky I had to research scorps first. The simplest seems to be the Flexcut 5/16th knife but it looks like they are popular. Just looking for suggestions before I buy another gadget.
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I've got a bent knife from Deep woods ventures that I like rather well. It holds a good edge.

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I use the Denny Sidewinder and his spoon gouge, I think it is #8 by 5/8". The spoon gouge works really well. I will post a link for you.

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If you are handy you might be able to modify a farriers hoof knife.
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Denny Spoon Gouge from Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers Supply Spoon gouge.

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I make a lot of spoon bowls, and usually take away a lot of waste with gouges, but getting to the real shaping, my favorite tool has been a bent knife. It is something like a farrier's knife, I think. Mine has an increasingly aggressive curve towards the end, and is double-edged.
I have tried lots of things, too. I got my favorite bent knife from Preferred Edge.
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Dell Stubbs spoon knives are as good as they get imo. You will love them, especially for hard woods. Pinewood Forge is the place to get 'em.
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Dell Stubbs gets my vote, too.
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Definitely love my Dell Stubbs hook knife!
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