- 10 Apr 2012
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Then it's probably a Japanese tool Toby!TobyC":11u1njnh said:But the handle moves fore and aft, and the handle hook looks like you put your fingers in, with your palm on top, and pull towards the cutter.
Since the cutting action is a scrape, it can't be for leather.jimi43":ku9hxa5d said:I enlarged and lightened the working side picture to see if I could make it out....
My guess is with Hardwood56....a leather trimming tool...perhaps sizing and evening belt leather?
Either that or it is a wood stringing tool similar to the superb one made from a Stanley frog and iron discussed here recently and on my blog.....
Clearly the cutter is the larger metal horn...the smaller closer metal horn is a guide...the wooden horn/plate is the fence and the screws move the blade/guide closer or further from the fence. The tab at the bottom is for fitting in a vise.
That's my take anyway.
Well spotted BB!bugbear":b1l88dgj said:It is indeed a stringing thicknesser, and is illustrated on p220 of my Hooper and Wells "Modern Cabinet work, Furniture and Fitments" (the standard cabinet makers' bible, prior to Joyce).
In the text it's called a String Gauge, but the drawing is captioned "A Line Gauge"