Sharpening concave spokeshave blades

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Forum topic by Bob Downing posted 04-14-2012 04:42 PM 5333 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Bob Downing

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04-14-2012 04:42 PM

Topic tags/keywords: question blade spokeshave

Does anyone have any suggestions for sharpening a concave spokeshave blade by hand? I tried using 1000 and 4000 slip stones but didn’t get a very good edge. I thought about sandpaper on a dowel but maybe there is a better way.

-- BobD Chandler, AZ

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#1 posted 04-14-2012 05:06 PM

Do ya have a grinder? If so, cut a circular piece of MDF that will fit on the bench grinder. After sharpening with the stones, put some green rouge on the perimeter of the trued MDF wheel (I kinda round the edge so it will follow the contour). “Buff” the edge with the rouged wheel. It’ll give ya what you’re lookin’ for.


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#2 posted 04-14-2012 07:33 PM

Not a spokeshave but this might give you an idea.
Barr Quarten sharpening a scorp>

-- OK, who's the wise guy that shrunk the plywood?

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