Handtool Skills Once You Learn How To Tune A Spokeshave And Use It Properly It Will Be A Tough Tool To Put Down It S A Flexible Tool That Works Well In Many Situations And It S A Lot Of Fun To Use … But Only When It S Working Properly
Handtool skills once you learn how to tune a spokeshave and use it properly it will be a tough tool to put down it s a flexible tool that works well in many situations and it s a lot of fun to use … but only when it s working properly is article about Magazine bookmarked by wesley with ID 13489091563 was uploaded on 03-02-2019 and has been viewed 254,190 times.
Tuning and Using a Spokeshave Photos by Bill Perry; Sidebar photo by Rob Brown I have a confession to make.I own more spokeshaves than some people consider normal.And I go both ways.I use them both bevel-up and bevel-down - for shaping chair spindles, cabriole legs and any manner of curved furniture parts.
This started about 18 years ago when making some Windsor chair spindles.That's when I discovered that spokeshaves come in three quality ranges: very good, very bad, and junk.Now maybe I'm picky but I believe that tools should work well.
Of course any new edge tool will need a cleaning, basic set-up and sharpening, but after that it should make some shavings and earn its keep.With the exception of the Veritas spokeshaves and one from Lie-Nielsen in the U.
S., all others I looked at failed to perform - miserably.No wonder the spokeshave is an endangered species.This is too bad because if you start with a decent shave, a bit of work can make it a precision tool.
It's finding a decent shave that's the problem.One that I bought for this article from my local tools/automotive/camping supplies store was labeled a 'spokeshaver.' That was my first...