purpleheart spokeshave

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Project by jeffl posted 11-16-2009 03:12 AM 2058 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at making a spokeshave, I saw Karson’s Spokeshave class in the projects and a friend gave me the blade over a year ago.

-- Jeff,

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Tony Ennis

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#1 posted 11-16-2009 04:32 AM

I like it very much. I see a lot of purpleheart used by people on LJ. Care to tell us what properties it has that makes it good for spokeshaves?

-- Tony

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#2 posted 11-16-2009 04:43 AM

I don’t know that it is a good wood for a shave , I had some purpleheart, had the blade, and saw Karsons post on shaves. I’ll let everyone know how it holds up.

-- Jeff,

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#3 posted 11-16-2009 04:44 AM

Looks great Jeff

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#4 posted 11-16-2009 05:42 AM

very cool…make sure you let Karson know I am sure he would love to see it! let us know how it works…

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#5 posted 11-16-2009 03:50 PM

Very Nice!

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#6 posted 11-17-2009 10:32 PM

I’ve got to make one also—-It’s on my list

Thanks for sharing


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#7 posted 01-14-2010 06:21 AM

is it getting some good use? also what plans did you follow in making it?

-- John A. Thomas, South Carolina,

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#8 posted 11-04-2011 01:39 AM

Great job on the spokeshave, Jeff! I love the purpleheart. If you’re going to use a tool a lot, might as well make it pretty. :o)

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