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Paul designed a simple holder that enables you to hold a spokeshave iron securely for sharpening.
thanks for showing us how to make these accessories rather than give us a link to where we can buy a product that will do the job for us ,another one in the poor mans product range .
Mr Sellers and team!
You keep opening friendly doors… warm thanks
Thank you very much!
Quite clear and deep explanation, as usual. I guess this mechanism can be extended to hold chisels. Thank you a lot.
You likely wouldn’t need it as chisels are longer and many would fit inside a honing guide (if you use them).
Thanks for this. I’ve been sharpening by hand, but not confident about the results I’ve gotten. I’ll definitely try making this.
It looks like you could drill the main bolt hole before cutting the bevel and then any blowout from the drilling would be cut away later.
the man is genius in his thinking . brilliant
Wonderful ideas. Brilliant. Thank you so much.
Thank you Paul
What a clever way to sharpen a spoke shave blade, makes a difficult job easy. Thanks.
You sir are a genius.
I love all you simple methods.
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 great got any ideas on sharepen small combination plane blades(how to hold them)
Either freehand like a regular plane iron or turn upside down in the vise, bevel levelled parallel to the bench top in the vise but a little above vise and flip the diamond plate upside down. Trace your fingertips along the bench top as you push the plate back and forth until the bevel is down to the cutting edge.
Good question and helpful answer. Thank you both.
Thanks paul that a great help l’ev learnt so much for you on youtube i have sharepen a old saw i found in old school think it a disston no8 to rip cut it great saw thanks to you
Appreciate the practical, clear and useful guidance given!
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.
Many thanks for the lesson. Your doing a grand job.
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.
P.s. Can’t wait to get your book for Christmas
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
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
as a stairbuilder/handrailer, I have at least thirty spokeshave blades that I sharpen before doing the curved and twisted wreathed rails. This method is the only way to go. again, thank you Paul
Thank you Paul and team for another informative and useful video. Using the “kiss” method works best every time without a great expense to the user.
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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