How much room between blade and mouth for spoke shave?

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Forum topic by SquareEnough posted 03-18-2019 11:49 PM 176 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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03-18-2019 11:49 PM

I have an older bevel down spoke shave and when the blade is set to a useable depth there are only a few thousandths between the blade and the top of the mouth. Chips keep getting wedged in there, even with thin cuts. What should this be? I don’t mind grinding out of there should be some room.

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#1 posted 03-19-2019 12:30 AM

Not knowing the make or model of your spokeshave, I’d have to question if it has the correct thickness blade? All of my Stanley spokeshaves have very open throats except the No. 53 and 54 which have adjustable throats. My Lie Nelson shaves have thicker blades and narrow throats which work great for fine finish work. I wouldn’t think it would be necessary to grind the blade bed or file the opening. Can you post a close up photo?
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