Cherry Spoke Shave

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Project by woodworker59 posted 08-11-2012 12:59 AM 1316 views 0 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This little Cherry Shave is 9 1/2” long by 7/8” wide with a 1 3/4” iron taken from an old broken shave I picked up off Ebay for a couple bucks. I use cocobolo for the bearing plate in front of the iron to make up for the softness of the cherry. I figure it will hold up a lot longer under the abuse it will see. the finish is Watco Danish Oil 3 coats and then burnished with 0000 steel wool to soften the look.. its a nice little shave that takes a nice fine cut, will be great to use as the last shave when finishing up a project.. thanks for looking..
I had to do something between all the grease and wrenches lately so I made some tools.. never have enough tools.. Papa


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#1 posted 08-11-2012 01:02 AM

It looks real nice Papa. Nice work. Glad you’re making saw dust again.

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#2 posted 08-11-2012 12:35 PM

sawdust and shaving now. Very nice

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#3 posted 08-11-2012 02:04 PM

Great work. Love the ingenuity!

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#4 posted 08-12-2012 01:38 AM

Nice job, I really love home made. Thanks for shairng.


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#5 posted 08-12-2012 01:03 PM

Nice work on the spokeshave Papa … glad to hear you put the wrenches down for a bit.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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#6 posted 08-21-2012 07:37 PM

This is really nice Papa! Love this shave. Was not sure if you ever got these lathe shots, so if not hope this is of some help!

All the best,


-- "Make something you love tomorrow...and do it slowly" JLB

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#7 posted 08-22-2012 11:13 PM

Thanks Joe, my mom had a small stroke the other day and I will be away from my computer for the next couple weeks attending to her.. thanks for the pics.. will have to make one asap.. all my best to my fellow lumber jocks.. Papa


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