Friday, May 05, 2006
Jack's Outback Rendezvous #9
Scraper, circa 1880. Carved out of one piece of wood with a drawknife, Jack likes the simplicity of this strong and useful item. He likes it because the design of this tool has not really changed over all the years. Jack says, "you can go into a hardware store today and get a tool that looks a lot like this, only made much cheaper… it would probably break the first time you used it if you applied any pressure at all".
The design predates even this piece as the American Indians made similar scrapers fashioned from wood with a shell or sharp stone attached to the handle with sinew.
Visit Jack’s Outback, 30 West Main Street, Cambridge, NY 518-677-2929.