I picked up my first spokeshave to work with in 1963. In two years time that will be half a century ago. I was 13 years old when I made this bookshelf. The shelf joints are dadoes and the sides are glued and screwed to the shelves and then pelleted (plugged US) with pellets hand cut with a 1/2” chisel from the same wood.
I don’t recall my being that good at woodworking, but something synchronised in my being and I chose that year that I would spend the rest pf my life working wood. I think that for just about 47 of those years I have worked with wood every day. All of the rounded edges came from a flat bottomed spokeshave further refined with sandpaper. I still use that technique today.
I thought I would start a thread about spokeshaves to see where we end up. I have used one every day for 46 years. I have several so I thought I would start off with this tiny spokeshave which is the smallest I have ever used. I think it’s the smallest production spokeshave I have seen, but hope some of you can prove me to be wrong. This one was made by C>F>Johnson of Sheffield, England.
-- Paul Sellers, UK http://paulsellers.com/paul-sellers-blog