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Forum topic by Ocelot posted 09-12-2017 02:19 AM 418 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-12-2017 02:19 AM

Topic tags/keywords: spokeshave no 68 68 stanley rabbet rebate

I picked up a Stanley no. 68 “spokeshave” on eBay last week. I doubt anybody ever shaved a spoke with one, but it’s classed as a spokeshave.

Have any of you used one?


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#1 posted 09-12-2017 02:31 AM

I have one, haven’t used it though… Watching with interest.

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#2 posted 09-12-2017 11:40 AM

Does yours have the blade with clipped corners on top or rounded? My blade looks just like the no. 51. All the other pictures I’ve seen are like this.
http://www.peterrobinson.galootcentral.com/spokeshaves/#Stanley-68-shave

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#3 posted 09-12-2017 04:34 PM

I could see it being used in coachmaking.

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#4 posted 09-12-2017 04:46 PM

That’s a new one to me, but of course Smitty has one. :)

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#5 posted 09-12-2017 06:01 PM

I figured if you want to make a curved rabbet/rebate, you could run the edge of the blade up against a template and follow the template. The plane will bottom out when it comes down to the top of the template. There is a machined flat there on both sides of the plane. The body of the plane from the sole to the flat is 1/2 inch. The template itself becomes the depth stop. A 1/4” thick template will allow a 1/2-1/4 = 1/4 inch deep rabbet. A 1/8” thick template would allow a 3/8” deep rabbet. But the template would have to be clamped to the work in a way that the clamps don’t interfere with the handles. There’s no particularly good way to make sure the bottom of the rabbet is level.

-Paul

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#6 posted 09-12-2017 11:54 PM

Note the #51 shave was $5.40/doz and the #68 was $15.60/doz in 1922.

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#7 posted 09-13-2017 02:13 AM

I’d rub its bottom. Against wood.

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#8 posted 09-13-2017 02:57 AM

Thanks Smithy. I see your blade has the clipped corners.

Still nobody reports using one.

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