Number of Reviews: 2 Write
Dry Scraper is a GREAT tool
Reviewed By: Dixie Lee Foster, aka MANY QUILLS
from Wisconsin Dells- Wisconsin March 5
I just got done dry scraping a hide with the new scraper I got from you
folks, this afternoon. I have to say it is really a quality tool- something I
could see before using it, just by looking at it. I had not however tried it
until this afternoon and I have to say I'm really pleased. Didn't have to
sharpen it at all thru the whole hide- probably about a 12 sq footer. Usually
using my other tools I have to sharpen several times- and I have several tools
and they all get used. Not so for this hide I used the new tool for the whole
hide and it worked great.
The weight of the tool made it so most of the
epidermis went with the first swipe- did not have to go back much to remove
epidermis that was missed. Also the tool feels good in your hands to use and
doesn't cause chatter like a lighter weight tool does. I think I can safely say using this tool will save time, energy and
some cussin !! :-) Possibly a lot of cussin!!! Any way if anyone out there wants
a really good dry scraper- i would certainly recommend it as a top quality tool.
Reviewed By: Vaughn Terpack
from Hodges, South Carolina...USA March 4
When I met Darry Wood at the Rivercane Gathering in Unicoi State Park (North
Georgia, USA) I saw the quality of his craftsmanship firsthand. I can honestly
say that I have never met anyone that approached his level, and I doubt I ever
It wasn't long after meeting him that Darry gifted me with one of his fine
dry-scraping tools. I was flabbergasted when I saw how much easier it made
removing hair and grain. Compared to the leaf-spring fiasco I built, it was Mana
Unfortunately, Darry has stepped out of the tool-making end of tanning.
Fortunately, Mac Maness has stepped in. Like Darry, Mac is a great craftsman
who knows what a tanner needs to work hides successfully. And like Darry, Mac
puts his all into building a quality product.
For a dry-scraper, I cannot recommend this design highly enough. I know the
original designer and I know the current maker and they are both top shelf. Buy
one or two or three and you will not be sorry.