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Scorps      (soon to be discontinued)


Aleph Geddis of The Carving Shed using the Flat Bottom Scorp to remove tools marks and fair the outside of a very large mask.
using a large flat bottom scorp to carve the outside of a very large cedar mask

Short video showing Aleph using the Round Scorp to hollow out the back side of the mask, making "chips" over a foot long! (You can view it full screen by clicking the icon on the bottom right of the video controls.)
 
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Here are more pictures of the Round Scorp in use:

picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole

The pictures above were taken of a tool that the customer had made his own simple handle for.
The pictues below are with the blade mounted onto handles I provide.
picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole picture of a scorp hollowing out totem pole

Scorp Blades

The Round Scorp is the big wood remover. It is the scorp I recommend getting first. The Flat Bottom Scorp is not for removing a lot of material. It is for removing tool marks left from the more aggressive hollowing that the Round Scorp leaves. The Flat Bottom Scorp is also amazingly good for fairing large convex surfaces because the handle is not in the way.
Mounting these blades onto handles is quite easy with the four lag screws, included.

Round Scorp

(soon to be discontinued)
About 1 3/4" diameter     $150.00      (discontinued)

Flat Bottom Scorp

(soon to be discontinued)
About 2" wide     $180.00   add to cart
large scorp blade for serious hollowing


Handles

I highly recommend making your own handle for this scorp. You can shape it however you like and make it whatever length you want. The handle doesn't need to have any curve to it, can be a simple straight shaft. An axe handles at your local hardware store may also work well, or one broken off at the head can be reshaped a bit. You might even want to make several handles of different shape and length for different projects. Mounting the blade is very easy with the four lag screws, included with each blade.
Version 1:    30 inches long, cherry, with flat sides and well rounded edges.
$45.00      (discontinued)
side view
top view
angled view
Version 2:    30 inches long, cherry, with several well contoured bulbous areas for better gripping in a variety of different positions.
$95.00      (discontinued)
side view
top view
angled view
large scorp blade for serious hollowing


My carving knives are intended for serious wood carvers. They are razor sharp and can be very dangerous if used improperly. Please be careful and don't allow young people to use them unsupervised.

Your satisfaction is fully guaranteed. If you have a problem of any kind with one of my knives, please let me know. I will make it right with you.

 
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