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Ipe Trim Knife, Pottery Tool, Ceramic Wood Trim Knife

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Made in Three Rivers, Michigan

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A gorgeous tool is a joy to use, your an artist live a little! This quality Ipe wood trim knife is for potters. Count on it for deft manipulation. The rounded sides and smooth surface help it turn easily in the hand. You will receive one tool measuring in at about 8" long by around 5/8" wide it's a slim trim knife that is a handy tool you won't want to put down.

I start with an idea and a beautiful piece of wood. After I cut out the design on my band saw I carefully refine the rib on my belt sander. Here is where I bring the rib to life with a finally detailed curve, and what is important to me is that there are no flat spots. I work on the shape of the rib until I am satisfied with the sweep of the curve. Lastly I hand rub the rib with a mixture of mineral oil and beeswax to bring out the inner beauty of the wood and to give it some protection.

I'm a woodworker and a potter, too. Deep in my potters soul I love combining beauty with function, with my need for something just a little different than I could get from the catalogs, I started making my own pottery tools. Etsy has become the spot where I can share my love of wood and clay with you.

I would be happy to make a custom shaped tool for you if there is a design that you have in mind we can talk about it.

In the finishing process I have hand rubbed this rib with a mixture of beeswax and mineral oil. The care and maintenance of your tools is important to their giving you complete satisfaction. They should not be left in your water pail or in the slurry bucket. At the end of a day of use these tools should be wiped down and set out to dry so you can continue to enjoy their beauty.

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PLEASE NOTE: All pieces are created by hand, so no two items are identical. That's the beauty of handmade! Please allow for slight variances from what is shown in the made to order photos.