|Forum topic by Lumber2Sawdust||posted 02-13-2012 02:14 AM||1414 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-13-2012 02:14 AM
I’m working on a walnut slab for a coffee table. I have been working on refining the overall shape of it this weekend. The live edge flares out from the bottom side of the slab toward the top. I trimmed one section of the edge today where 2 branches came out of this piece and I want to shape the edge that I cut to help it blend into the natural edge around it. Here are a couple of photos of what I’m working on. Both photos show the bottom side of the slab.
The area along the bottom of this photo is what is cut that I am working on
I used a block plane to do some shaping on the convex areas. It was a little awkward, but it got the job done. The bigger challenge is getting into the concave curves. The plane won’t get into those areas. I have a decent assortment of chisels, but I don’t think they would help for more then just hacking some chunks out of the area to rough out the area.
It got me thinking that maybe a spokeshave would be useful for something like this. I’m sure it wouldn’t get into some of the tighter curves, but could do a lot on both the convex and concave areas. What do you think, is a spokeshave a good tool for something like this? What would you use instead?
If a spokeshave is a good fit, what do you like? I’m considering LN, or LV, possibly something else if it is not made in Asia.