round vs convex spokeshave

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Forum topic by jimmy J posted 06-30-2016 04:39 PM 632 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-30-2016 04:39 PM

are these the same thing? i see veritas does not sell a ‘convex spokeshave’ so wondering if the rounded is the same.

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#1 posted 06-30-2016 06:27 PM

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#2 posted 07-01-2016 12:06 AM

I was just looking at spokeshaves last night. Same question—

I came to the following conclusion:

convex = curved = rounded

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#3 posted 07-01-2016 12:38 AM

There are both types—innies and outies. The innies are for rounding (as used to be done with wagon wheel spokes—hence “spokeshave”). The outies are for hollowing. They also come straight (for and aft) and curved or rockered. Very handy tools.

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#4 posted 07-03-2016 02:34 AM

They actually can be rounded three ways. Convex is for hollowing, concave is for spokes and spindles. Both of those are rounded from side to side. Then they can also be rounded front to back to get into even smaller radius curves. That can go all the way from a slight curve up to the cigar type spokeshaves.

When someone says round spokeshave it’s just not very specific. Could be any one of the three.

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