|Project by garysharp||posted 11-22-2008 11:43 PM||8255 views||28 times favorited||15 comments|
These two spokeshaves are a design that I came up with. It is much more ergonomic as compared to the traditional design of wooden spokeshaves. Traditional spokeshaves only have a place for your fingers if you PUSH them as shown by the CONOVER spokeshave in the picture. This one has a place for your fingers on the pull stroke. I have made two types, one with and one without finger recesses. The members of my local club had mixed reactions to the three designs. No one liked the traditional style and 80% liked the finger recesses and 20% liked the smooth handle. I will make all of mine in the future with the finger recesses. I did teach three spokeshave classes for the club and I have been asked to teach this class at the Sacramento Woodcraft store next year. By the way, the smooth one has a flat bottom with thin brass. The other one with the finger recesses has thicker brass and has a curved bottom. The blades came from www.hocktools.com and are the large high carbon steel type. On my next spokeshave I my pay more and get Ron’s A-2 tool steel blade. By the way Ron Hock is a very nice guy and easy to work with.
-- Garysharp "When sharpening woodworking tools, good enough,...isn't" “Your life’s complete only when your knowledge passes on”.