A few days ago Chris Schwarz shared a post on the Lost Art Press blog about an old Estonian scorp used for general hollowing tasks. Check out the post here. Coincidentally, I had just stumbled upon the existence of this scorp (left) made by Hans Karlsson.
I may have to explore the use of scorps, shaves, inshaves — whatever term one prefers — in bowl work. I have messed around just a little with a chairmakers inshave on large bowls; same with a travisher. Beth Moen had a very cool little bowl shave with her, but I didn’t get the chance to try it out or see her use it.
For certain designs of bowls, these shaves could be a good transtitional tool following the adze work, and in some circumstances, possibly the finishing tool. For now, I just thought I’d direct attention to the similarity between the Hans Karlsson tool and the Estonian shave. I’m looking forward to reading Woodworking in Estonia when it ships next month.