Wooden spokeshave

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Project by Garageworkshop1 posted 07-16-2015 08:16 PM 1317 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

In this project I made a spokeshave from a piece of cherry firewood. I used an old circular saw blade for the blade.
I didn’t harden nor temper the blade because it was hard already and holds a good edge. I made the lever cap from brass and added some brass as a wear plate. Not shown in the video is the clamping of the glued up pieces. Really simple and useful tool to make for the shop.

To shape the cherry I used my homemade jack plane and homemade disk sander as well as homemade axe that you can see being made in another video on my channel.

Build video:

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#1 posted 07-16-2015 10:26 PM

Well done! What’s the overall size of the finished shave?

-- People say I hammer like lightning. It's not that I'm fast -- it's that I never hit the same place twice!

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#2 posted 07-17-2015 07:56 AM

Thank you. The overall length is 26.5 cm (10.5 in) and blade width is 5 cm (2 in).

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#3 posted 07-17-2015 10:46 PM

Very nice, I like that you made your own blade and cap. I need to find a good source for some brass to try stuff like this. Did you find plans somewhere, your cuts seemed well planned out.

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#4 posted 07-18-2015 07:57 AM

I watched this video for inspiration:

But I had no plans and marked to what feels and looks good.

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