|Forum topic by JeffP||posted 06-21-2015 11:34 AM||613 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-21-2015 11:34 AM
I’m looking at buying my first (and maybe only) spokeshave.
I like the look of the “Boggs” ones that lie nielson sells.
Sadly though, I know next to nothing about using one of these. They offer 3 different “styles” or “shapes”, and I have no clue which one is likely to be the most versatile.
Seems to me like one would pretty much never use a spokeshave to make something “flatter”. From what I have seen they are usually used for more “organic” shapes with curves and such.
I’m pretty sure my first one will not be “concave”, that seems a bit too specific to spindle type work. My current thought is between their perfectly flat and their “curved” sole, which looks like it would glide more easily on some curved shapes.
In the picture above it is the one on the right.
Would like some advice from the experts here. If you only wanted to buy one, which would you go for and why?
-- Last week I finally got my $*i# together. Unfortunately, it was in my shop, so I will probably never find it again.