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Project by Philip Edwards posted 06-16-2008 05:56 PM 2955 views 10 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi Folks
Here’s a project I’ve been meaning to make for ages – a wooden low-angle spokeshave.
This one is made from quartersawn English Oak and features an Ebony wear strip in front of the mouth. It is approximately 11 inches long and has a 1/8 thick O1 tool steel cutter (which I made from scratch). Two brass knobs tighten the cutter in place and there are height adjusting screws under the cutter to change the depth of cut.
Finish is a coat of boiled linseed oil and then three coats of shellac.
It feels very natural in the hand, surprisingly different to a metal shave. I can see me making a few more of these ;)
Cheers
Phil





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Jon3

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#1 posted 06-16-2008 06:08 PM

Phil,

This is a project I’ve been thinking of doing myself.

I’d love to hear details, or perhaps see a blog on the project!

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GaryK

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#2 posted 06-16-2008 06:22 PM

Pretty nice. It almost looks like a draw knife.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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TedM

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#3 posted 06-16-2008 07:02 PM

Sweet! Would love to see a ‘step by step’ for this one!

-- I'm a wood magician... I can turn fine lumber into firewood before your very eyes! - Please visit http://www.woodworkersguide.com and sign up for my project updates!

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Philip Edwards

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#4 posted 06-16-2008 07:40 PM

Thanks, Gents!
I’m about to make another so will get the camera handy.
Cheers
Phil

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#5 posted 06-16-2008 09:48 PM

Very nice. Did you make the blade?

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Philip Edwards

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#6 posted 06-16-2008 09:54 PM

Yes, Made the blade and brass knobs. You can get a similar set from Ron Hock and Lee Valley.
Cheers
Phil

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#7 posted 06-16-2008 09:57 PM

Philip: Looks great. Nice job.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#8 posted 06-16-2008 11:47 PM

Okay I have to ask Do you sell your planes and spokeshave’s or is this something you do for a hobbie? I really like all of your work that I have seen. All I can say is wow what a great craftsman you are. Very nice looking.

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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#9 posted 06-17-2008 02:56 AM

Well done. That’s a beautiful handmade tool. You’ll enjoy using it.

-- Happy woodworking! http://www.openarmsphotography.com

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#10 posted 06-17-2008 03:14 AM

great looking tool.. nice work

-- making sawdust....

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#11 posted 06-17-2008 04:19 AM

Nice tool. Thank you for sharing.

-- My favorite piece is my last one, my best piece is my next one.

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sidestepmcgee

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#12 posted 06-17-2008 04:48 AM

i can see myself making one of these, seeing yours i just might.great job

-- eric post, tallahassee FL

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Philip Edwards

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#13 posted 06-17-2008 08:39 AM

Thanks, Guys!
Dave, Yes, I do make planes for sale. But I do it because I love it!
I have a web site for my planes here.....
Cheers
Phil

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WayneC

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#14 posted 06-17-2008 02:58 PM

The link above is broken. Try http://www.phillyplanes.co.uk/

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Philip Edwards

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#15 posted 06-17-2008 03:44 PM

Apologies – thanks, Wayne!
Phil

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