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DocSavage45

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12-12-2016 07:31 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question spoke shave

Hey LJ’s,

Once again I come to the people who might know? I have an old spoke shave that I’ve cleaned up. Been watching Paul Sellers and finding out lots of great hand tool advice.

I live a long way from anyone who can help with this question.

I’d like to purchase a new spoke shave. although they look simple there are subtleties. So In my poverty I’m asking ”What is the best for the least?” LOL!

As always I appreciate you comments and humor.

Thanks!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher


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andyboy

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#1 posted 12-12-2016 07:42 PM

Hey Tom,
I just use a Stanley. But I am not a fan of round bottom spoke shaves. Flat ones work easier and better….in my opinion. Needs to have adjusters too. Cheers

-- Andy Halewoodworker. You can't finish if you don't finish. So finish it, because finish is everything.

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Loren

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#2 posted 12-12-2016 07:48 PM

ebay. Stanley style and Kunz style are available
at bargain prices.

There are some criticisms of the Stanley adjustable
style, but they are sure cheap to buy and I’ve
used them for years with no major complaints.

I suppose I like the Kunz style better but you get
used to what you use. I think I have one Stanley
style and 2 or 3 Kunz style ones. I dropped a Stanley
a few years ago and it broke off at the mouth,
a weak spot in the design.

I also have a smallish pot-metal one where the blade
is like the wooden ones, with tangs. I like that
one a lot because of the low angle, it’s more
like a drawknife than most cast shaves tend to be.

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DocSavage45

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#3 posted 12-12-2016 08:02 PM

Andy, Loren,

Thanks for educating me. LOL!

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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doubleDD

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#4 posted 12-12-2016 08:34 PM

I have thought of purchasing one myself many times, just not sure which is better. I will watch with anticipation.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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DocSavage45

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#5 posted 12-12-2016 08:40 PM

Me too. LOL!

Check this out!

https://www.amazon.com/Uxcell-Metal-Cutting-Spoke-Spokeshave/dp/B008ZYZ800/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&qid=1481574955&sr=8-12&keywords=spokeshave

Meets Andy’s Critera. and it’s cheap enough to toss if it doesn’t work?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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grizzman

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#6 posted 12-12-2016 09:37 PM

you know what they say, you get what you pay for…..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 12-12-2016 09:52 PM

Try Brtish ebay stanley, record, preston clifton etc. cheaper than american ebay.

check postage before purchase based on surface mail rate

post war marked “foreign” generally means german made

http://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&LH_ItemCondition=3000&_nkw=spokeshave&LH_PrefLoc=1&rt=nc&LH_BIN=1

-- ... Never Apologise For Being Right ...

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DocSavage45

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#8 posted 12-12-2016 10:01 PM

Hey Grizz, Merry Christmas!

You also get what you can afford to pay for? LOL!

Say high to They for me. :<))

Did you see the reviews?

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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doubleDD

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#9 posted 12-12-2016 10:41 PM

I’ve seen those Tom and some similar on e-bay. Probably too cheap to work worth anything.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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mike02130

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#10 posted 12-12-2016 11:04 PM

Stanley 151. Your question has been answered.

-- Google first, search forums second, ask questions later.

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#11 posted 12-12-2016 11:05 PM

These two items totaled $1. Spokeshave is a S. Smith & Son.

Also have a $1 Stanley #64 shave, the two are just about the same. You can go on Ebay and find the same ones every week. I used my two to finish rounding leg blanks into round rocker posts. Worked just fine.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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bandit571

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#12 posted 12-12-2016 11:23 PM

Try again:

The three I have, F-R: Seymour Smith & Sons, Stanley #64, and a no-name..

The No-Name actually does a decent job….all are flat bottomed girls, though..

Works for me..

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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paratrooper34

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#13 posted 12-12-2016 11:44 PM



Hey LJ s,

Once again I come to the people who might know? I have an old spoke shave that I ve cleaned up. Been watching Paul Sellers and finding out lots of great hand tool advice.

I live a long way from anyone who can help with this question.

I d like to purchase a new spoke shave. although they look simple there are subtleties. So In my poverty I m asking ”What is the best for the least?” LOL!

As always I appreciate you comments and humor.

Thanks!

- DocSavage45

I suggest a spokeshave kit from Veritas and make your own. Cost is very nice and you just cannot beat a quality tool made by yourself.

-- Mike

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DocSavage45

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#14 posted 12-13-2016 12:02 AM

Lots of great solutions

Thanks!

Looking at critical reviews of spoke shaves and pricing. Shipping as well. Stanley on Amazon had least critical reviews. LOL!

Ebay pricing slightly higher. Spoke Shaves blades are also to be considered.

-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 12-13-2016 11:03 AM

I bought a cheap modern spokeshave by Stanley on Amazon. Works well once I tuned it up, but I’ll end up buying a new blade for it at some point, as the factory blade won’t stay sharp. But for getting started, it’s the cheapest way in, as long as you also have a hand-file so you’ll be able to tune it up. Took me a couple hours fiddling with it to get it right, fixing one problem at a time, then making a shaving or two, and figuring out and fixing the next problem.

Now that I think about it, that was a pretty good learning experience, too…

-- Dave - Minneapolis

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