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Old 04-21-2004, 08:20 AM
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Default Scorp tools

Here's another tool to add to your pouch. The scorp gouges allow you to get into those tight spots that are difficult with ordinary tools and knives. They come in left and right hand sets. Normally they are designed to draw toward you, so right hand carvers would use the right hand set. I found that because you normally carve away from you, it seems a little awkward at first but after a short time they get comfortable. I may try the left hand set at some point to be able to push the blade toward stop cuts. Good for detail work and they uphold the Flexcut quality. A little pricey at about $87 a set, but we are worth it. Check them out at:
http://www.flexcut.com/shop/customer...cat=&page=
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Here's something similar although for somewhat different application. I have the 1/8' size and it works really well when you need it.

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.a...ncy=2&SID=
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I've just got one of these little jewels, but when you need it, it's great; Especially in, under, around tight spots that you'd normally have a hard time getting to with traditional carving tools. Course, they are a son-of-a-gun to sharpen--but stropping keeps them going for a long time.
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