veritas spokeshave

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  • #14458
    Ken
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    I have had this veritas low angled spokeshave for a while now, and it’s the only one I have trouble setting up. No matter what I do I cannot set it for a fine shaving. Am I ready to throw it out the window HaHa just about, or I might keep it just to remove a lot of material quickly. Giving in is not in my nature, but I need to keep my sanity.

    #14460
    Mark Armstrong
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    Hi Ke do the knurled nuts just hold iron in or do they do adjustment ?

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14461
    Ken
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    Hi Mark,
    This link will explain it better mate. I wont post the pdf I don’t want to have a copyright issue again πŸ˜‰

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/shopping/Instructions.aspx?p=44848

    #14462
    Mark Armstrong
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    Looks a bit fidderly especially on that front section of shave to get depth.
    Not like old type shave where you just tap with a light pin warrington hammer.
    I think that is a bit of trial and error that shave.

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14463
    Ken
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    I dont think its worth the time I waste on it Mark, just a tool I will never get on with. It will go out in the trash me thinks, or I will give it away.

    #14467
    Ken
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    Just spent another hour trying to set this up, Its in the bin πŸ™

    #14470
    Steve Follis
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    My condolences Ken, I know you gave it a valliant effort. Taking a moment of silence on this side of the pond.

    Memphis, Tennessee

    #14472
    Timothy Corcoran
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    Hi Ken,
    I had the same frustration with this particular tool as well. If you didn’t
    throw it in the garbage yet, I found that the you must set the blade as far forward as possible. Then tighten the notched screws holding the blade so that even pressure is distributed on both sides. Then you set the mouth/escapement about approximately 1/16 of an inch or roughly 1.5 mm. The trick to using this particular spokeshave is, it cuts more aggressively depending on how you approach the blade to the workpiece. While cutting, put lighter pressure and angle the blade up for a less aggressive cut, and down for more aggressive cut. It takes some practice but it works well. If lesser amounts of material removal is required you can always go with a rasp or file.
    Hope this helps. I thought it was the product at first but after some fidgeting mine was saved from the same fate as yours.

    #14473
    Ken
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    Hi Timothy,

    Thanks for the Info buddy, ok I will give it another go. It sure is the most frustrating tool I have ever tried to set up.

    I will let you know how I get on πŸ˜‰

    #14474
    Ken
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    Ok still a little fine tuning needed, but 100% better than it was. Its still the most frustrating tool I’ve ever owned, or used.

    Thanks again Timothy, good job buddy. πŸ™‚

    #14482
    Mark Armstrong
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    This could be a good subject what is your most frustrating tool.
    Perhaps Paul or Joseph could put some light on how to use and set up?

    Dagenham, Essex, England

    #14484
    Timothy Corcoran
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    You are very welcome. Glad I could be of some help.

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