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Using a Spokeshave

You adjust the blade of the spokeshave to a shallow setting to produce thin shavings and adjust it to a heavier set to take thicker ones. The joy of using the spokeshave is its variable positioning, you can turn the spokeshave to get the angle you need which makes it great working with curves. […]

The Spokeshave Guide

Spokeshaves are highly versatile woodworking tools used for shaping and smoothing wood. They work similarly to bench planes, the main difference between the two is that bench planes are generally for developing straight surfaces and the spokeshave is used for creating and refining curves as it has a short sole surface, which makes […]

Spokeshave Control

These exercises will work on your control of the flat-bottomed spokeshave and establish good patterns for continuously reading the grain: Convex and Concave Chamfer Stop- Chamfer Rounded Edge- End Grain Rounded Corner- Along the Grain For these exercises you will need: 1x piece of wood approximately ¾” thick (19mm), 4” wide (100mm), 16” long […]

Buying a Spokeshave

PLEASE NOTE: We have noticed a discrepancy between different models of the Draper spokeshave we previously recommended. Therefore, we do not recommend buying the Draper at present. The Stanley below is performing well. You can buy a decent spokeshave for less than £20 brand new, the metal-bodied Stanley #151 style (there are many brands […]

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[…] of the can and or the thickness of the material (this can be an old t-shirt or … How to Make a Rag-in-a-Can Oiler Read More » Spokeshave Control15 January 2019 These exercises will work on your control of the flat-bottomed spokeshave and establish good patterns for continuously reading the grain: Convex and Concave […]

Arches- Stop Cut Method

[…] stop cut method. It requires accurate reading of the grain and a sharp chisel. For this exercise, you will need: Wood Pencil Arch Template Tenon Saw Chisel Spokeshave Card Scraper (optional) 240 Grit Sandpaper 1. Cut a template from a piece of paper and transfer the shape onto your wood (Paul uses a more […]

The #80 Scraper Guide

Commonly mistaken for an oversized spokeshave, the #80 scraper slices the wood in a similar way to, but not the same as, a plane. Despite the tool’s name, the scraper does not scrape as such but cuts ultra fine shavings. This double handled tool is used in a push motion to remove very fine […]

Round Rod

[…] this, you will need: Wood Pencil Steel Rule Brace and Bit (the size of the required round rod diameter) or a 1-inch coin Sash Clamp Bench Plane Spokeshave (flat-bottomed) Card Scraper Abrasive Paper (150 grit) 1. Once you have cut your wood to a square section, you can use a coin to draw around […]

Roundovers

[…] wear, splinter and break with use. Rounding these edges or corners gives you a more solid and resistant structure. Here a plane works well instead of a spokeshave as it has a longer sole to register on the wood. Also spokeshaves tend to follow any undulation in the wood instead of removing them. For […]