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September 9, 2012

I made a spokeshave to make a spokeshave

At the risk of repeating myself, that is exactly what happened.  I only noticed it after I was finished making the large spokeshave.  I used a small spokeshave that I made to make the large spokeshave.  I also made the saw to cut the throat and Mark Schramm made the burn auger to make the square holes for the tangs of the spokeshave blade[s] he also made.

While I was at it, I used a piece of horn from the horn spoons to add a wear plate to the small spokeshave.  It is dovetailed into the body and held in with Fish Glue.

I will be teaching a class to the Nevada WoodChucks next week in Reno and we will be making this traditional tanged spokeshave.  Always a fun trip.



  1. I’ve always wondered what came first, the large spokeshave or the small spokeshave

    Comment by Gary Roberts — September 11, 2012 @ 2:35 pm

  2. […] I did manage to finish mine when I returned home.  It is fancier than most I have made, I usually go for an earlier style like here. […]

    Pingback by Traditional Tanged Spokeshave Workshop – Reno, NV Sept. 2012 « Full Chisel Blog — September 29, 2012 @ 11:00 am

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