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Features all the good things about a traditional wooden bodied spokeshave but brought up to date with a modern adjustable blade.
James developed this little tool to make fine accurate cuts in Windsor chairmaking. We use them a lot to size leg tenons to an exact size and to finely bevel seasoned timbers on pole lathes.
Wooden body made of hard maple, 190mm (7 1/2") x 25mm (1") x 15mm (5/8").
The high carbon steel Ron Hock blade is finely adjustable with the allen-key supplied. The two small grub screws visible between the knurled brass knobs are threaded into the body of the spokeshave and pass all the way through. The bottom of the grub screws are in contact with the blade and the exact position of the grub screws sets the blade when it is pulled up tight with the brass knobs.
Blade has a 38mm (1 1/2") edge made from A2 tool steel.
Comes fitted with a thick brass wear-plate directly in front of the cutting edge. Under most conditions this will last a lifetime, and if the blade is only ground occasionally, the complete tool will give a lifetime of service.
Finished to a very high standard, one feature we particularly like is being able to drop the blade back into the body when not in use, therefore protecting the edge.
Sharpen the bevel on an ordinary bench stone with the tangs overhanging the sides. Remove the burr on the flat side on an ordinary Fine flat stone then finish on leather, as always.
Note: James has modifyed this tool specially for us, which makes it more like an older style traditional wooden bodied spokeshave with the handles shaped upwards.
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