28 comments on “Spokeshave: Sharpening Holder

  1. Timing could not be better, just acquired #151. The blade was completely used up.
    Blanked out two blades in O1steel, machined rough bevel, will grind,harden,anneal tomorrow. The jig is next for first honing.

    Thanks again,
    Paul F

  2. Hello Paul. Nice series on the spokeshaves. I have been wondering about reassembling the spokeshave. Should the cap iron sit at a specific angle or have certain measureable gap on the rear edge? Or does it not really matter all that much?

    • Once you have the set screw distanced from the body you really rarely need to change it. It’s important to have it steep enough to apply pressure right behind the blade cutting edge and not to much further up and away from the cutting edge. 3-4 mil gap at the top edge is enough but `i hate to think that you might measure it. `if it works at that then leave well alone.

  3. I’ve just received my first stanley spokeshave via eBay and you have sorted out the problem I was concerned with, how to accurately and confidently sharpen the small blade. Thank you Paul for, once again, coming to the rescue, with that wealth of knowledge.
    Many regards

    Martin
    P.s. Can’t wait to get your book for Christmas

  4. hi paul I know you have mentioned about polishing compound I was wondering dose any compound do or dose the veritas green honing compound do a better job because have herd people rating it at 60,000 grit were I know you have rated the compound you have used in other videos at 15,000 grit

  5. HI
    AND THANKS EVER SO MUCH FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE.
    HOW I WISH I STARTED MAKING BEAUTIFUL ITEMS FROM WOOD YEARS AGO.
    AT SCHOOL THE SUBJECT OR CLASS I ENJOYED MOST OF ALL WAS WOOD CRAFT.
    I DONT USE WOODWORK AS I DONT SEE IT AS WORK .
    ANY HOW THANKS AGAIN FOR SHARING YOUR KNOWLEDGE, YOUR A GENIUS WITH WOOD.
    AND I LOVE YOUR YOUTUBE VIDEOS AND THEASE CLASSES ARE ACE. I HAVE MADE QUITE A GOOD FEW ITEMS FROM YOUR SHARING,THANKS EVER SO MUCH
    KIND REGARDS.
    KENNY

  6. Wahoo … I can use this now! I’m bringing back two spokeshaves (one old and a 151) and the contraption/tool holder shown here is the answer to a problem. I’m also trying to bring the entire blades back to ‘brilliant finish’ and holding them when doing ‘surface’ work is a different issue. Thanks for this new tool, Paul. And thanks to the crew for coming up with such good coverage of the process.

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