drawknife

noun
draw·​knife | \ˈdrȯ-ˌnīf \

Definition of drawknife 

: a woodworker's tool consisting of a blade with a handle at each end for use in shaving off surfaces

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Debark two logs with a putty knife if the wood is seasoned, or a drawknife if the logs are green. Roy Berendsohn, Popular Mechanics, "How to Build a Beautiful Log Rack," 14 Feb. 2015 About 19 inches from the midpoint, taper down the limb to end with ½-inch-wide tips, as seen here: Step 5: With a drawknife or band saw, refine the shape. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 Step 4: Debark your bow with a drawknife, as shown above, and mark the shape of the bow's broadside. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 Step 6: Lay the bow flat and taper the sides of the limbs with a drawknife. Andrew Del-colle And Lara Sorokanich, Popular Mechanics, "How to Make a Bow and Arrow By Hand," 5 June 2018 Ship builders used antique tools such as brace-and-bits, drawknives and adzes to construct the vessel, along with modern electric tools. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "William Melbourne Smith, the spirit behind the original Pride of Baltimore who led a wave of historical shipbuilding, dies," 10 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of drawknife

1677, in the meaning defined above

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