Sharpening a curved spokeshave

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Forum topic by Stormy posted 06-10-2012 11:45 PM 5229 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-10-2012 11:45 PM

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I’m looking for ideas for sharpening my double spokeshave. The flat blade is no problem, however the curved blade is another matter.

Any experts on the subject?

-- Stormy: Sometimes the wood just tells you what it wants to be.

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#1 posted 06-10-2012 11:50 PM

I use conical stones on mine. Slower than doing the flat side, but it works just fine.

-- Mike

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#2 posted 06-11-2012 02:44 AM

For my curved and cambered blades I use an eclipse jig and just pivot on the wheel. For smaller blades like spokeshave you could use a conical stone as paratrooper suggested, a careful hand held, dig a trench in a piece of wood using the spokeshave (so you get the same curve) and line it with sandpaper for a scary sharp system. Or you could just a very small wooden jig with the same camber cut out of the bottom of the jig.

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#3 posted 06-11-2012 02:47 AM

They say this guy knows a thing or two about hand tools and sharpening them. :)

Although not a scorp, I think this may apply to the blade you mention. Let us know how it turns out.

Happy Sunday,

-- Chris @ Atlanta - JGM - Occam's razor tells us that when you hear hoofs, think horses not zebras.

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