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09-11-2019 05:07 PM

I recently bought a box of old hand tools and it includes a what I think is some sort of spokeshave, it has no blade. Anyone know what exactly it is? It has no marking but I assume it is a Stanley tool.


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#1 posted 09-11-2019 05:15 PM

Looks more like possibly a beading tool? in any case, it looks like an unmachined casting. Possibly from a kit to build your own. I’ll definitely be following along to see if anyone knows :-)

And, I doubt it’s Stanley. They were pretty good about stamping their name on everything…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 09-11-2019 05:33 PM

This is a spokeshave.

Not sure what yours is, but it is not a spokeshave, unless of some sort Ive not seen before? The blade in a spokeshave sits like the blade in a plane.

The piece looks heavy, like it fits the grip real nice like.

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#3 posted 09-11-2019 06:51 PM

The unfinished beading tool hypothesis makes sense to me. The slots on each side look like they were designed for a fence.

Or it’s a handle. It looks oddly symmetrical for something that would hold a blade or cutter of some sort.

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#4 posted 09-11-2019 08:33 PM

The thing that baffles me about this thing is that it doesn’t have any hole on it, tapped or untapped. It seems to be used too, you can clearly see the sign of wear on the smooth side.

The box also has another brass spokeshave that closely resembles Stanley’s #71 brass rabbet spokeshave, again no any marking on it. That was the reason I thought both could be from Stanley.

There are a couple of other interesting spokeshaves, I will share some pictures when I am back home tonight.

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#5 posted 09-11-2019 08:46 PM

Just guessing here, but perhaps there was a blade of some sort in each slot, and the center hole holds some sort of tensioning screw type of system??? Something like this-

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#6 posted 09-11-2019 09:02 PM

Or, as Ken suggests, youve got something like this

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#7 posted 09-11-2019 10:51 PM

Pictures of a few other planes

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#8 posted 09-11-2019 11:11 PM

I think Brian’s hit on it with that beading tool. Although, I still don’t see how the cutter would be retained and the handle doesn’t look right for beading. But, lots of tools don’t make sense when you only have one piece…

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#9 posted 09-12-2019 06:14 AM

Im drooling, youve got a treasure hoard there, mate!

Calidad hieramientos….

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#10 posted 09-12-2019 02:27 PM


Im drooling, youve got a treasure hoard there, mate!

Calidad hieramientos….

- wildwoodbybrianjohns


You will probably drool more if you see the rest of tool chest :)

I was basically after a Stanley No. 71 1/2 router plane which I have been looking for quite a while now, but I ended up buying the whole tool chest that weights about 150lb.

Here is the router plane, after a bit of cleaning

A few other Stanley’s

The Stanley No. 9-1/2 block plane on the upper left corner is an older version, maybe type 7 or earlier, judging by its excelsior body style, but I have yet to learn how to identify it.

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#11 posted 09-12-2019 03:08 PM

Hmmm, switch the lever caps between the 2 block planes…as they had been switched around by the previous owners.

Lever to lock the caps in place..Thinking more of a type 2 No. 9-1/2.

-- A Planer? I'M the planer, this is what I use

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#12 posted 09-12-2019 08:48 PM

The stanleys are sweet, but that brass, OMG

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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#13 posted 09-13-2019 01:34 AM



Hmmm, switch the lever caps between the 2 block planes…as they had been switched around by the previous owners.

Lever to lock the caps in place..Thinking more of a type 2 No. 9-1/2.

- bandit571

Good eyes!

I switched a couple of things around, here is how it looks

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