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Stan Davis
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hey folks

hope alls well!

i have done a couple of round pole builds and i want to get some more tools.

does anyone know the name of the chisels that have the bow/curve for chiselling out the scribed lines
drawn with veritas log scribe?

i cant find these type of chisels anywhere

thanks

stuie
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hi Stuie,

Not all agree (at least among western woodworkers) but among wood carvers and joiners...nothing beats a gouge for removing wood from whence ye do not care for it to be...great choice for you intended application.

The topic of chisels nomi 鑿 in general is vast in nature. Of all the ones I have used (and few I have made) there is few (if any?) that can match the quality and refinement of the "tea house chiesles." These beautiful gouges, both in out and in canal, are among the finest ever made, with exacting specifications in "blue or white" steel. This post conversation could become lengthy in detail so I should wait for other questions...?...

The type I would recommend would depend on the overall daily tasks you ask of it. To start I would look at the basic Gouge or Marunomi 丸鑿 and then we can go from there perhaps, as this then moves into all the different profiles and shapes. Soto maru nomi 外丸鑿 or Tea House Gouge sharpen like a flat chisel yet cut circles like a gouge...this is a must have tool for scribe work in "round to round" joinery. There is however many more carving chisels Chōkokunomi 彫刻鑿 to consider for the different applications you may seek.

Regards,

j

P.S. please note there are photo links to some of the kanji script above.
 
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I have to go with Jay C., Gouges are the tools you need for doing scribed round timbers. Try Japan Woodworker or Traditional Woodworker for a start in your tool search.
 
Chris Pyle
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Hi Jay,

What do you think about these?

http://www.toolsfromjapan.com/store/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=312_552_574

I wanted to get your take on a good starter set from this store. The owner of the store seems like a genuinely good guy and I've purchased a couple saws from him before.

You mentioned gouges & slicks, so what would you suggest from his Ouchi or Koyamaichi line?
 
Jay C. White Cloud
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Hi Chris,

Any thing you get from Stuart is going to be good...just make sure you know exactly what you are getting. The link you have sent me to a "Ouchi oire-nomi" which is more for "straight" chiseling and not a true "tea house" chisel of flat rondel chisel..."Uchi-maru oire-nomi" 丸鑿.

He is a real great fellow, and if you get over, you should visit.

Regards,

j
 
Marc Banks
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Sounds more like you're after what's known as a swan neck chisel. I know several blacksmiths who would be quite happy to bang out what you want in fairly short order.
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