Has anyone tried making their own inshave(s). I’m building a pirate treasure chest for the grandson that has a staved curved top. I do have a scorp but the radius is way too small to get a very smooth cut with the grain and trying to fair the inside curve across the grain (pine) leaves a lot of tearout even after judicious sharpening and honing. Woodcraft has a larger inshave but at $60 (more or less) for a tool I’d use only once …..
Incidentally …. I got more time than money.
Got plenty of plain old mild steel lying around – given that I’d be doing as much sharpening as cutting I’m wondering if that would work?
From Beautiful Skagit Co. Wa.