|Project by rwyoung||posted 03-14-2010 02:58 AM||2952 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
I bought the large, low angle, spokeshave kit from Lee Valley a while back. Been setting on the counter long enough. Decided it was time to make the spoke shave. I picked out a chunk of hububalli (snakewood) and some rosewood to prep some blanks. Ended up making four blanks just in case I goofed. The hububalli worked quite well and I’ll play with the shave for a while before I pass judgement.
The stock prep was by hand to bring down the hububalli and rosewood from 1” to 7/8”. Some work involved but not bad. The only other power tools were the tablesaw to rip the blanks, drill press to make sure I had the shank holes plumb and a quick touch to the oscillating spindle sander after rough shaping the handles. The rough shape was done by sawing down to a line and knocking out chunks with a chisel. Likewise the “ware” was cut the same way. Then some fine paring to clean up a bit, hit the sander for the curves to clean and finally back to some light chisel work and the card scraper to finish.
Seems to be working fine but since this is my first spoke shave I keep loosing the attack angle for fine cuts. Just need to practice more. :)
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