- 21 December 2016 at 9:49 am #143559
Tried one of these in cherry. It included my first real use of a spokeshave – love that tool.
To get more “lift” at the handle, I tapered the blade from along its bottom side. This was done with a ripsaw and I was amazed at how nicely it followed the lines and also what a smooth finish it gave.
The finish is butcher block oil. It needs a 220 sand (tonight) and a few more coats of oil.
If I were to do it again, I’d probably put a larger radius on waterfall from the top of the handle to the top of the blade.21 December 2016 at 9:51 am #14356221 December 2016 at 2:59 pm #143569Mike IParticipant
That looks very lovely. Functional and attractive.
I really struggle with spokeshaves anywhere near any transition area between grains or shapes – everyone says it’s intuitive, but it’s not yet for me anyway – I probably need more practise.
I don’t know what part of the world you live in, but here it’s definitely winter. If I had just made that, I would still be firing up the BBQ outside anyway!
Enjoy those burgers… you earned them!21 December 2016 at 8:28 pm #143585Matt McGraneParticipant
Very cool, Richard. The curves look really nice. A great exercise in spokeshave usage. I love using my spokeshave, though sometimes it chatters. I think I need to work on it to get it working at peak performance.
Matt, Northern California - Started a blog in 2016: http://tinyshopww.blogspot.com/22 December 2016 at 3:57 am #143593
Mike and Matt,
Thanks for your comments, much appreciated.
Yes I think there’s lots to learn re the spokeshave. Glad to of had good luck to start.
Rick1 January 2017 at 1:17 am #143742
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