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Making a Simple Traditional Spokeshave From Firewood

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Project by James Wright posted 12-05-2016 06:07 PM 1971 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Spokeshave is a fantastic tool to play with and a surprisingly easy tool to make. there are only two parts to a traditional spokeshave. 1. the iron, 2. the body. A new friend of mine gave me two irons if I would make one and send it to him. So I thought I would make a few. they took as little as 15 minutes and as much as 3 hours to make.

Here is the build video for more info
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uEckhdvfukk

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright





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bearkatwood

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#1 posted 12-05-2016 06:23 PM

My favorite tool, Awesome work James!!

-- Brian Noel

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James Wright

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#2 posted 12-05-2016 06:41 PM



My favorite tool, Awesome work James!!

- bearkatwood


Thanks man!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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jim65

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#3 posted 12-05-2016 07:30 PM

Beautiful! My favorite tool also!

-- Jim, Marostica Italy

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James Wright

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#4 posted 12-05-2016 07:43 PM



Beautiful! My favorite tool also!

- jim65


I don’t know why they are so much fun, but I have a hard time stopping at the line! just want to keep going!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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helluvawreck

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#5 posted 12-05-2016 08:54 PM

James, these spoke shaves are very nice shop built tools.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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James Wright

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#6 posted 12-05-2016 10:08 PM



James, these spoke shaves are very nice shop built tools.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

- helluvawreck

thanks! they often scare people off, but I am always impressed with how easy they are to make.

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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redtail

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#7 posted 12-06-2016 02:48 PM

Looks great. Looking forward to receiving one.

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James Wright

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#8 posted 12-06-2016 04:13 PM



Looks great. Looking forward to receiving one.

- redtail

Oh ya! thanks for the irons. hope you have fun with it!

-- James Wright, Rockford IL, https://www.youtube.com/c/WoodWright

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