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    Twca Cam….Tooker Cam….

    However you say it, it is a re-emergent tool for hollowing that until recently was damn near impossible to find.



    Several of the big-time spoon and bowl makers (Barn the Spoon, Robin Wood, Adahy) have forged their own Twca Cam, but recently Jarrod StoneDahl has offered one forged by his blacksmith friend—KJ Groven

    This is a Barn the Spoon inspired tool. Offered with or without a handle. I elected to get the blade alone and handled it in a Cherry octagonal handle about 18” long. The hook has a round tang so a simple 3/8” hole in the handle with a good dollup of slow-set epoxy and this one is ready to go.



    Jarrod delivers it honed and polished too. A tiny bit of work with a leather covered dowel with some stropping paste is all it is going to need to carve.

    I have not yet used this one but have got a couple Cherry radial splits ready to chop out a spoon blank and give this tool a whirl.

    I am almost certain that after a little bit of technique refining the use of this tool I may end up partially retiring my smaller spoon hooks.

    Here it is with a sense of scale….quite a different tool compared to a “standard” spoon hook.



    This Twca Cam can be found here:

    http://woodspiritgallery.com/items-for-sale/

    Website says the hook is sold out…but it has not been recently updated…mine arrived about a week before Christmas.

    Jarrod has a very short video showing the use of this tool:

    http://jarrodstonedahl.blogspot.com/...ving-with.html

    Jarrod’s Blog is also well worth exploring:

    http://jarrodstonedahl.blogspot.com/

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    That's cool!

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    Love to see extinct tools come back to life.

    I use the same one daily, I love it. Took some time to get to know it a bit, since it's an odd one, but it works great. Especially for production carving which most folks who use them are. Ie: Ion Constantin


    Neat video if you haven't seen it before.

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    Good grief! With that large one, you could dig out a canoe!

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    Thanks Adahy for putting up the Ion video. That one really does show this tool in good hands.

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    Looks like a great tool!

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    Looks like you stole Cap'n Hook's arm.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Schwert View Post
    Thanks Adahy for putting up the Ion video. That one really does show this tool in good hands.
    There is another I believe but I didn't want to stray away from the subject. The handle looks great too.
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    Yeah that Ion video is more complete than the one I have seen before with the stills up front. The other one seems to just be the video part of this.

    Really a nice old capture of a production carver at work.

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    Don't know how I missed this thread from so long ago. Well, congrats on the mighty fine Twca Cam Randy, I'm glad you got your hands on one.
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