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Bonus Spokeshave for 2020 Spring Surprise Swap

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 03-27-2020 05:28 PM 738 views 1 time favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a spokeshave I made as a bonus for the 2020 surprise swap. I started with a Hock Tools blade, and these instructions for making a spokeshave. Plus a piece of ipe I had on hand. It went to Brian Johns, and I hope he’s happy with it!

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#1 posted 03-27-2020 05:49 PM

Ditto what I said in the post of the rabbet plane. And slightly more so because the spokeshave is definitely one of my most favorite tools!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: Because cheese isnt a healthy source of cheese, I will use grated cucumber to top off this raw food vegan pizza.

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#2 posted 03-27-2020 05:51 PM

I got a very similar one in a previous swap. I use it a lot. Very Nice

-- http://timetestedtools.net - Collecting is an investment in the past, and the future.

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oldrivers

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#3 posted 03-27-2020 06:03 PM

Very nice, a good spokeshave is Avery good and handy tool, Great job Dave.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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Dave Polaschek

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#4 posted 03-27-2020 06:11 PM

I’m very glad I tossed it in as a bonus, then, Brian. I find I use spokeshaves a lot, too. Almost all of my chamfers are done with either a spokeshave or block plane. And I like ipe as a wood for the soles of wooden planes. It’s not so hard to work as katalox, but it still holds up to use pretty well. And it’s very pretty when new!

Thanks, gents!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#5 posted 03-27-2020 06:47 PM

I think I like the spoke shave better than the skewed rabbit. It has an old school look to it, like it was kept carefully stored away for the last 100 years and you brought it out and polished it up a bit. As someone else would say – that’s a sexy beast!!

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#6 posted 03-27-2020 06:52 PM

Thanks, Earl! I’ve made more spokeshaves than skewed rabbet planes, so maybe my experience helped. I just wish I’d had a spokeshave of my own to help me make this one. There are a few details that were hard to do with a knife and file and rasp.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#7 posted 03-27-2020 06:57 PM

Nice work, and I’m sure he’ll be happy with it, who wouldn’t?

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#8 posted 03-27-2020 07:16 PM

I’m ashamed to admit it but the spoke shave and the rabbit plane are completely and totally foreign to me. I have never used either one but I do admire the craftsmanship involved in building them. Brian is one lucky man and Dave Polaschek is one hell of a craftman.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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Dave Polaschek

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#9 posted 03-27-2020 07:29 PM

Thanks!

No need to be ashamed, Dick. I still have no idea how a ringmaster works, and all I really know about a lathe is to not wear a necktie while using one. ;-) It’s all good.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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therealSteveN

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#10 posted 03-27-2020 07:54 PM

How did you like that Hock blade?

-- Think safe, be safe

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 03-27-2020 08:25 PM

It seems a little pricey at $40, but I’ve been pretty happy with them. It’s O1, and Hock makes good blades. For one I’m going to be using myself, I’ll polish it up on a water-stone so it’s like a mirror, but that’s just because I can, not because it noticeably improves performance.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#12 posted 03-27-2020 09:58 PM

Looks like a lovely tool, Dave. I’m envious!

-- From such crooked wood as that which man is made of, nothing straight can be fashioned. Immanuel Kant

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 03-27-2020 10:05 PM

We get some good stuff in the swaps, Doug. Check out the reveals in the last 50 or so messages in the thread for what happened in this one. Next up is pens or other round / turned stuff, and you’re welcome to jump in.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#14 posted 03-28-2020 02:02 AM

Very nice. I’ve only made one using lignum. It’s satisfying to make a tool like that as it will be useful for generations.

-- Darrel

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Dave Polaschek

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#15 posted 03-28-2020 02:51 AM

Thanks, Darrel. I’m currently working on one made from katalox, but that’s enough of a pain to work that I put it on hold until I get real workholding.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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