Black Locust Spokeshave

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Project by MrBG posted 02-28-2016 11:39 PM 1197 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made the blade out of 01 tool steel and the bevel is at 30 degrees.

The body of the shave is made from Black Locust. I got the the locust from some small logs that I milled up on my bandsaw. Which is the first time i’ve milled up my own lumber. I personally am a big fan of Black Locust wood and really enjoyed working with it.

The insert that is in front of the blade is made from African Blackwood (I knew my hoarding of the smallest of scraps would pay off eventually!). It’s only held in with the brass screws , no glue, so once it wears out it should be very easy to swap out. Looking back though I think the screw placement might be better if the screws were a little further apart so as the sole wears the workpiece wouldn’t be at risk of being scratched by the exposed screws but we’ll see.

I finished everything off with a few coats of pure tung oil.


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#1 posted 02-28-2016 11:59 PM

Good looking spoke shave. Good choice of steel too….................Jim

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#2 posted 02-29-2016 04:11 AM

Yes a very nice looking spoke shave. I’m pretty sure that steel will wear out before the Black Locust. that stuff is hard as sin.

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