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Handplanes #3: #51 Spokeshave restoration

04-21-2010 09:05 PM by Newfounlandwood | 6 comments »

Hey guys,I made quick work of a couple of restorations this week. This spokeshave was my Great Uncle’s. He was a fine boat builder here in Newfoundland. Of course he died before I was old enough to learn anything from him. I did really enjoy putting this spokeshave back in service though. My father gave it to me, he couldn’t get any good out of it. I forgot to get a picture of it before I painted it, I used Evapo-Rust on all parts besides the blade. I also flattened and sharpened the blade freehand on my water stones.You can still see the amount of rust on the cap here: First things first, I painted the body after the Evapo-Rust, then I began to flatten the bottom using sa...

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