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A Piece from Tolland History: The Scorp

Julia Gottier explains how this unique 1800s tool was used.

A Piece from Tolland History: The Scorp

From Intern Julia Gottier:

The scorp (or “scorper”) was a tool used in the 1800s to make wooden bowls. A craftsman would cut the round burl off of a tree, burn out an area in the center, and then use the scorp to carefully carve out the remaining wood, leaving a sturdy vessel behind. The scorp was originally a tool used by the Indians to hollow out canoes.  It was modeled after a similar English tool called an adze.

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