shaved around the toe to round it


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Hello everyone,

From the book 99: stories of the Game by Wayne Gretzky:

"At the beginning of Gordie’s career, sticks had totally straight blades so he always shaved around the toe to round it. Today sticks are custom-made, but back then you just got what you got. Blades came very square, and so Gordie would take a rasp to the toe."

Does "shaved around the toe to round it" mean he used a sharp tool to make the blade of his stick round?

Thank you.
  • PaulQ

    Senior Member
    English - England
    :thumbsup: Yes. "To round" is a verb. But "take a rasp to" = "used a coarse file on".

    A rasp file:

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