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313 days ago
Or… Everything you wanted to know about spoke shaves…** But was afraid to ask.
Here’s my menagerie! Yeah, a couple of #80 scrapers there, too.
My own earliest experience with them was at the age of about 8 yrs old, my elderly neighbor from Montreal was making a new ladder out of Maple, primarily a tree that was cut down in his yard. I watched him painstakingly hew the rungs with a draw knife, then smooth them with a rusty old spoke shave. The project was to replace the ladder he made in 1939, from a downed tree from the 1938 hurricane in New England, probably built the same way. Then, in 1965, my shop teacher roughed out a steering wheel for his Model T in mahogany ( while us students had to use scrub pine for our projects, ahem) using a spoke shave.
Got a spoke shave story? A question? Know any good links for honing cutters, or videos on techniques? Please post it here!! thx!
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