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Spokeshaves
« on: January 16, 2011, 07:10:22 AM »
Here's a nice article on using spokeshaves.  It also tells how to make your own:

http://www.woodcraft.com/Images/Social/Spokeshaves.pdf

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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2011, 08:48:54 AM »
Thanks....That's an excellent article, I find it very informative. This little tool is highly under rated and under used.
I also like the idea of the bar clamp being used as a vise.....Frank

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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2011, 05:54:35 AM »
More:

http://www.veritastools.com/products/Page.aspx?p=125
http://www.hocktools.com/SP.htm

The Veritas is an out-of-the-box tool. The Hock is a choice of blades and on-line instructions for making the tool. Hock blades/irons are wonderful.
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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2011, 02:51:41 PM »
I'm a big fan of the spokeshave. I have a Stanely 53 that my Dad gave me, and I have used it more than any other woodworking tool. from coarse shaping to taking fine, paper thin shavings, a well tuned spokeshave is a wonderful tool!

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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 02:42:21 AM »
Mark Silver is a big proponent of the use of wooden spokeshaves.   I used one of his in stocking up a rifle and found it very effective.  The blade angle wooden shave designs is much lower than that on the metal ones and seems to be key to good function.  I had one of the Veritas metal low angle shaves and found it didn't work as well as the wooden design.  Definetly a very effective tool to use.

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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #5 on: February 01, 2011, 04:34:35 AM »
Mark Silver is a big proponent of the use of wooden spokeshaves.   I used one of his in stocking up a rifle and found it very effective.  The blade angle wooden shave designs is much lower than that on the metal ones and seems to be key to good function.  I had one of the Veritas metal low angle shaves and found it didn't work as well as the wooden design.  Definetly a very effective tool to use.
I love my wooden spoke shave.  It is a go to tool in my shop.  The low angle blade shears off wood with zero to minimal tearing. 
I bought one of the metal high angle jobs years ago.  The last time it was removed from the pegboard was when I moved into my new shop, and that was to place it in the garage sale box.
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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #6 on: February 01, 2011, 05:27:54 AM »
David,
I'm not much of a wood worker but was lucky enough to buy an old tool chest years ago. Among the tools that were in the chest were 2 wooden spokeshaves in excellent condition, complete with blades, wedges and no chips out of the handles. They are both quite small and one of them has a brass shoe around the blade. The best part is that the larger of the 2 is marked "HENRY DIXON HERITAGE WORKS, SHEFFIELD". I can't post pictures but if you are interested I can send some to you and you are welcome to post them if anyone else is interested.
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Re: Spokeshaves
« Reply #7 on: February 16, 2011, 06:11:50 AM »
DMR  I agree, my wooden spokeshaves are among my favorite tools. One of my favorite aspects of this hobby is looking for the tools. Since I started building rifles I can't pass a junk shop or flea market. I have some of the all metal variety too and I agree they look nice hanging on the wall but the one I use most is an old wooden one that the blade must be adjusted by tapping it in the stock. It has a laminated steel cutter that seems to hold an edge forever. Something really satisfying about watching those little curls of wood pile up on the floor, huh ?
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