Picked up this old Spoke shave for a couple dollars, just because I like spoke shaves. Did not think it would be worth anything or really all that good of a spokes shave. But for a couple bucks it was worth it to me for the “practice” of cleaning it up.
Condition it was in when I got it.
The soul toke about 4 hours of work just to get it back to flat.
The only markings I was able to find anywhere on it was “JK” lightly stamped on the top and bottom of each handle. I’m guessing these are the initials of a previous owner. I wish I knew who and when this was made. If you know please comment.
Anyway after about 11 hours of cleaning, polishing sharpening the soul, cap iron and blade. and a hour clean up the handles and a couple coats of shellac. I ended up with a spoke shave that I enjoy using now and having in my tool chest.
-- If the old masters had power tools, they would have used them ONCE! then through them out and went back to their trusted Hand Tools!