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 making this model) bevel-down is the one Paul Sellers recommends. You will likely only need a flat-bottomed version at first, instead of the round-bottomed version, this is because the round-bottomed version isn’t needed so often, only in very tight radiuses of less than 6″ (152mm) in diameter.
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🇬🇧 We purchased this Stanley spokeshave from Amazon for £21.50* in November 2018.
*Price checked January 2022