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Posted on slightly curved work: spokeshaves, rasps, etc.

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#1 posted 09-24-2011 04:04 PM

Millo, the LV low angle spoke shave is really good. I have one and I love it.

Also, you mentioned that you are interested in making instruments? You are likely to use a spoke shave making instruments, as with any tool, if you have one, you will find a reason to use it. You did also ask about the LV contour planes (detail palm planes?). They would also be a good choice, and I can almost promise that you would use them making instruments. One thing that you do need to keep in mind thought, is that any contoured blade… is well contoured. They are going to take some time and practice learning how to sharpen them properly… but that time is well spent. Highly recommended!

Block planes can be great for outside radius work, but no good for inside work. I think you are in the right direction with a spoke shave or the detail planes.

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