I have been using a few new tools recently, first of this is a post reviewing the scorp I got from a friend Lee Stoffer, this is an idea he and Chris Grant made together, Lee has been working with another talented smith Nic Westermann on producing a run of these for sale. I met up with Lee at Spoonfest and really got on with the scorp, I liked the idea of being able to use it both left and right handed.
I have been making alot of spoons of late and always find that I grab the scorp for tight bowls or if I need to use it left handed.
Lee handled it with a very nice piece of Yew, the handle shape is designed for pushing cuts, although I always use pulling but works very well with other grips.
The one thing that I have found strange to get used to is the chips of wood can sometimes stay in the radius of the blade because it is a complete circle.
The one thing I love about the scorp is it can get through the wood fast!, it is a great tool for production work and is very sharp, as are all Nics tools.
All in all a great tool for my box and very handy indeed.