|Project by Tony Strupulis||posted 12-27-2010 09:01 PM||3727 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
I made an ebony spokeshave using the Veritas spokeshave hardware kit. The ebony wasn’t too difficult to work with. It planed and carved nicely. I was able to see pencil lines if the light was coming from the right direction. I did have some tearout when I was cutting the mouth. Luckily, I left the mouth high so I could file it down to size. That took care of most of the tearout. I did have a tiny pit to fill with superglue and sawdust.
The finish is French polish. This was the first time I had ever tried French polishing and I love it! It comes out like glass.
I’m happy with how the spokeshave turned out. It almost turned out too well. It sorta looks like shiny black plastic. It also looks a lot like the Chinese made Wood River spokeshave in the Woodcraft catalog.
-- Tony - http://ravensedgetoolworks.com