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Burger Flipper

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  • #143559
    Richard Guggemos
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    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.

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    #143562
    Richard Guggemos
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    Backside

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    #143569
    Mike I
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    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!

    #143585
    Matt McGrane
    Participant

    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/

    #143593
    Richard Guggemos
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    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.

    Happy Holodays,

    Rick

    #143742
    Richard Guggemos
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    Here’s number two. It’s getting closer to the shape I want. This piece had a couple of pinhole knots which added some challenges.

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