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Forum topic by nutmegger13 posted 09-10-2017 05:22 PM 847 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-10-2017 05:22 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shaping sharpening carving tool

Hello, I am new to this site. I am starting to make some spoons and spatulas. I have an old Stanley 25 spokeshave that I never used, and bought at a yard sale years ago. I took it apart and sharpened it and when putting it back together, I did not remember if the bevel of the blade went up or down. I am working with maple and have a lot of chatter when using it either way. Any advice would be very helpful…

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#1 posted 09-10-2017 05:31 PM

Pictures would help. I don’t specifically recall seeing a No. 25 spokeshave.

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#2 posted 09-10-2017 09:07 PM

Standard stanley spokeshaves are bevel down, but yeah pictures would help. Chatter can be not sharp enough, not a flat bedding surface for the blade, or technique.

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#3 posted 09-10-2017 09:56 PM

Sorry, it is a number 52, flat base. It would be easier with a curved base. Found out that by shortening up the amount of blade exposure took care of the chatter. Am looking for a curved base spokeshave, that would make carving out the concave surface of the spatula easier. Thanks for your help

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#4 posted 09-10-2017 10:35 PM

You may find a scorp more useful. Kunz makes
a raidus spokeshave.

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