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Bonus granadillo spokeshave for 2021 plane swap

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Project by Dave Polaschek posted 06-27-2021 03:24 PM 654 views 1 time favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The bonus item I built for the 2021 plane swap was a spokeshave made from granadillo. I used a Hock Spokeshave Kit, which unfortunately had come without the mounting bolts and thumbscrews. Guess Ron had a senior moment that day or something. Oh well, the threads in the blade are 10-32, which Ron verified when I emailed to let him know about the missing thumbscrews and bolts, so I just headed to the hardware store. Got a few 3” long 10-32 bolts, and I reused the thumbscrews from one of my own spokeshaves, since I didn’t have great luck making my own thumbscrews from brass. I’ll fix them up one of these days…

Anyway, I started cutting away some of the waste with the bandsaw, then went to work with rasps, files, hand-saws, gouges and chisels. I also drilled the holes for the mounting with the post drill. Then after setting the blade and making sure it worked correctly, I hacksawed the bolts to length and filed the ends smooth so they won’t be an injury risk.

Having a well-appointed shop made this go a lot quicker than last year’s spokeshave which was built before my shop was done.

The piece of granadillo I was using had a bit of sapwood on it, too. I had meant to place this on the back of the shave, but I got myself turned around, and it ended up on the sole of the spokeshave. Hopefully it won’t wear too fast.

-- Dave - Santa Fe





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doubleDD

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#1 posted 06-27-2021 05:55 PM

Damn good job Dave. This is much better than a bonus item. I don’t do work with a spokeshave but I would be proud of making this one.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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Oldtool

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#2 posted 06-27-2021 06:09 PM

Very good job, great tool.

-- "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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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 06-27-2021 06:58 PM

Thanks, Dave! I use spokeshaves for all sorts of things. Almost as often as I reach for a block plane.

Thanks, Tom!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Eric

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#4 posted 06-27-2021 07:23 PM

That is a great build Dave, seeing all of these different planes, gives my an idea to build some. Start a stock pile for personal use, and a head start on future plane swaps.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#5 posted 06-27-2021 07:30 PM

Thanks, Eric! I almost never build ahead, but I had kits available for everything for this swap.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Eric

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#6 posted 06-27-2021 07:33 PM

Experiment with different tools and help down the road. Only if I truly remember how I did it the first time.

-- Eric, building the dream

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Dave Polaschek

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#7 posted 06-27-2021 07:35 PM

Well, I keep some notes on various builds, plus I also take pictures along the way. I’m still finding pictures from these builds.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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Lazyman

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#8 posted 06-27-2021 07:59 PM

Very handy for the when the spokes get hairy. ;-)

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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sras

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#9 posted 06-27-2021 09:30 PM

That bonus item is good enough for a swap item on its own!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#10 posted 06-27-2021 10:51 PM

Thank you Dave for some awesome planes!

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Dave Polaschek

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#11 posted 06-27-2021 11:17 PM

Indeed, Nathan!

Thanks, Steve!

You’re welcome, George! My pleasure! They were fun to build, and I’m glad you enjoy them.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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mafe

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#12 posted 09-06-2021 08:59 PM

Really nice, a joy each time a tool is born.
Best thoughts,
Mads

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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Dave Polaschek

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#13 posted 09-07-2021 12:16 AM

Thanks, Mads! Also a joy to use this kind of spokeshave.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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