|Project by Philip Edwards||posted 06-16-2008 05:56 PM||3211 views||10 times favorited||19 comments|
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 ;)