Friday, October 29, 2010

Pommel Knife

A pommel knife (bottom) is a chairmakers tool. It is basically a drawknife with one of the handles in line with the blade. This configuration allows the chairmaker to shape the chair seat in the area of the pommel (the raised area at the front of many windsor chair seats). This tool was developed beacause the bent handle of the drawknife would not allow the tool to negotiate the curve of the pommel.

1 comment:

  1. Well I love wood chairs, but I don’t know much about tools which are used to build wood furniture. "Pommel Knife" is this an old tool? does chair makes still use this tool?

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