Small wooden spokeshave from Veritas kit.

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Project by Bliss Woodshop posted 08-10-2018 02:11 PM 1915 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Like they say, third time was a charm. After two failed attempt in the past, I have finally made my first wooden spokeshave using the Veritas small wooden spokeshave kit. Had some issues where shaving was getting stuck initially, but solved it by filing the brass plate further. Very happy with the end result and a humbling learning experience.

-- Be Bliss. @blisswoodshop on IG

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#1 posted 08-10-2018 04:32 PM

Very nice. I’ve had one of these kits on my wish list for a while now. Any tips for someone’s first attempt?

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#2 posted 08-10-2018 05:05 PM

Very nice. I ve had one of these kits on my wish list for a while now. Any tips for someone s first attempt?

- JADobson

Knowing you will mess up a few is a big help as making them is a learning experience. My first mistake was rough shaping the piece on the bandsaw right after making them. Realized that was done only after everything else is done (drilling holes, and cut space for bade) after watching few YouTube videos. Second mistake was not aligning the holes properly.

Glad I didn’t start with a nice piece of wood, bc the last wood choice came out looking great. Also, prepare to spend some time and take one step at a time.

Wishing you the best.

-- Be Bliss. @blisswoodshop on IG

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#3 posted 08-10-2018 08:44 PM

Nice job on the build. I wouldn’t worry about a few false starts, especially if that was your first tool build, it generally comes down to feel, in how does it feel, and geometry, as in does it do what I hoped it would. You have nailed looks, the rest is subjective to your needs.

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 08-11-2018 03:10 PM

Came out good. I made one last year from their kit and likely will get the larger version also. Was a tool that I ended up using a lot more than what I would have thought.

If one has kids definitely a winner as mine seam to enjoy making dowels and easing edges on about anything. Light weight and easy for them to control and not intimidating.

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#5 posted 08-14-2018 07:50 AM

There is no more pleasure than work with your own tool -nice pieces.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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