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Forum topic by blanchardd75 posted 03-10-2015 04:34 PM 1272 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-10-2015 04:34 PM

Topic tags/keywords: woodworking vintage restoration spokeshave scraper traditional

Good Morning Lumberjocks. I come to you with a few questions today. Namely I need help Identifying a tool.
I believe the tool in question is a spokeshave or something with a similar purpose. I don’t think the handles are original as they are “Skroo-Zon” I am unsure if or how to remove them. I see no markings on the tool itself. not under the blade, on the tangs , or on the sole. The ends of the sole curve slightly up towards the blade.
I got the tool for $15 at a used tool store with hopes of restoring it. If there are any tips or tricks for that I would greatly appreciate it. My plan was to remove the handles, give the whole thing a vinegar bath, wipe it down and oil it and start from there.
Thanks for any information about the tool or restoration you can give me.

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 04:38 PM

It certainly looks a lot like this one by Shipwright-

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 05:29 PM

It looks like the original handles are gone and someone put a couple of file handles on it. Those should just twist off. Clean it up and make some new handles that actually fit onto the tangs. It looks like it could be a fine user.

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 05:58 PM

Yeah my guess is that had handles much more like a normal spokeshave, but when they came off, the skroo-zon’s were put on for a temporary fix. Vinegar then oiling should do the trick. Can you get a closeup of the center part? Take a rag and wipe the blade and body and see if you can find any identifying marks too.

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