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    Posted 14 days ago

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    Hi guys...

    Here are two more unusual tools from my late father's extensive collection.

    The first is a rather strange shaped v tool, or as I understand, also called a parting tool. I cannot find any other examples of this butterfly shaped gouge blade. Can anyone provide any further details about this... And why does this seem so uncommon?

    The other is a very beautiful gouge by W Butcher with a very unusual inlaid wood handle. I cannot find any other examples of this online.

    If anyone can share any information about either of these tools would be greatly appreciated! You guys know a hell of a lot more than I do about such tools and I appreciate your time and expertise.

    Thank you!

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    1. Gillian, 14 days ago
      You don't give any sizes, but the first one looks like it could be used to make furrows, like a tiny plow.
    2. Gillian, 14 days ago
      A tiny, tiny plow!
    3. fhrjr2 fhrjr2, 14 days ago
      I would venture to say the first one is intended for veining wood moldings or cleaning them before painting. The second one is a wood carvers chisel.
    4. AnythingObscure AnythingObscure, 13 days ago
      Not disagreeing with fhrjr2 about the first one, just tossing out the possibility that it could be for leatherworking, too...?? (I've seen a something, somewhere, maybe. . . ??) The second one does have a cool handle indeed! Sorry I can't add anything actually useful about either one... <lol> :-)
    5. EricWood, 13 days ago
      Thanks for your replies so far, guys. The V shaped tool was with my father's woodcarving chisels, so I'm pretty sure it was for wood. I was just curious about that shape as I see nothing at all like it online except for regular V shaped chisels. This is more butterfly shaped.

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