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Thanks so much guys. A few differing opinions here. Guess I'll experiment with a couple of different tools until I get a result I like. Again, thank you for your advice.:thumbsup:
 

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Yes, differing opinions. Probably because insufficient information provided in the question.

What is the scale of the object in the picture?

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Unless it is in a doll house I would imagine someone of your education and experience could make a good guess based off of the floor boards:thumbsup:

Looks like a gouge. I worked with a carver last month that showed me how to use one. It was a ton of fun and not so hard to do once you waste a few hunks of wood.
 

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tool marks

I still vote for adz or a corp I think they spell it that way. A tool they use to shape Windsor chair bottoms. Others have posted likely tools as I have We will never know for sure unless we talk to maker.:blink::huh:
 

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Yes it was done with a gouge. It was at least a #6 sweeps. I can tell you it wasn't a ten minute project, someone pounded on it for quite a while.
I made a sculpture from a Cherry crotch years ago and it has rthe same pattern. I used a gouge with a fairly tight radius, but don't know what number it was. But I found it and it was made by E,A. Berg from Sweden. It's about 3/4" wide with about a .05 cent radius. The tree had done most of the work so I just turned it into a torso.

The piece you showed was probably roughed out using a chain saw, then fine turned using the gouge. It was still a whole lot of work. :yes: It turned out very well.
 
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Yes, differing opinions. Probably because insufficient information provided in the question.

What is the scale of the object in the picture?

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It looks like a regular-sized stool to me, but it's just a photo that I liked and found on the net, so I can't be sure about the size, unfortunately...
 

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I still vote for adz or a corp I think they spell it that way. A tool they use to shape Windsor chair bottoms. Others have posted likely tools as I have We will never know for sure unless we talk to maker.:blink::huh:
What is a 'corp'? I can't find any reference to one anywhere on the net. Thank you!
 

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The tool marks follow the grain around the knot. That plus the patterning is nearly impossible to do with any size of scorp. The scorp work in post #13 leaves a wonderful surface of elongate channels.

Having textured surfaces with adze, gouge and crooked knives, I'll suggest a #5 sweep, like a 5/12 or a 5/18. Guessing hardwood, Steve Neul (post#5) got it right = somebody beat on it for quite a while. Since the texturing isn't deep, a 12-15oz mallet would be OK (no need for a 30oz for example.)
Likely not an adze as the precision of the pattern suggests a lifetime of striking accuracy, angle and pressure.
 
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