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WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Nov 20th, 2016 at 8:14pm
 
I am looking for a spokeshave I can maybe use for some special situations in my flute work.I am esp loking for the veritas round spokeshave but others will be good too. Thanks in advance.
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Re: WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Reply #1 - Nov 21st, 2016 at 9:21am
 
Are you looking for a used item or just looking in general.
Veritas Round Spokeshave is about $100
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There are also less expensive tools (Low $40 range) that would work fine for "special situations".
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Reply #2 - Nov 21st, 2016 at 9:24am
 
Not knowing what your plans are, I purchased a flat Stanley spoke shave for around $15 to shape necks on ukuleles. I found it worked better than their round base.
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Reply #3 - Nov 21st, 2016 at 10:13am
 
The rounded style can also be more difficult to sharpen.
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Reply #4 - Nov 22nd, 2016 at 4:12am
 
After looking a little more it is the concave one that would work best for me.I was seeing if anyone had a good one they wanted to sell.I probably just go ahead and get a Veritas or something similar
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Re: WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Reply #5 - Nov 22nd, 2016 at 5:09pm
 
Mike, I like spokeshaves and have a boat load of those I have made, purchased, restored, collected, etc.  Very basic shaping tool with lots of different styles.

The Veritas concave shave is essentially a design from a chair maker named Brian Boggs.  It is optimized for round spindles  (think ladderback chairs, windsor chairs, shaker ware).

Round sole shaves come in different radius and excel a working coves, but with care/skill can substitute for a flat sole. 

Flat sole shaves are the turners skew of the spokeshaves.  all kinds of shapes and sizes.

The only one I find really difficult to sharpen is  the Miller Falls Cigar shave.

Lee Valley has the kit to let one turn custom handles.

And no, I do not want to sell my Brian Boggs shave

Want to make your own, Ron Hock sells excellent blades in different sizes and I have instructions from many years ago for basic wood shave.



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Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 9:47am
 
Just a thought here.Is there any kind of blade or metal that can be repurposed for use in a spokeshave?
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Re: WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Reply #7 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 9:56am
 
Mike Turner wrote on Nov 26th, 2016 at 9:47am:
Just a thought here.Is there any kind of blade or metal that can be repurposed for use in a spokeshave?


The only thing that comes to mind right away is a worn down (too short) plane blade.
You'll most likely have to do some type of machining to adapt it to it;s new usage, what ever that is.
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Reply #8 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 11:27am
 
Someone from NC once sent me some used HHS blades that were used in chopping tobacco.
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Reply #9 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 2:25pm
 
Hmmmm I was raised on a tobacco farm....Boy thats been a while ago!
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Re: WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Reply #10 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 9:10pm
 
Mike Turner wrote on Nov 26th, 2016 at 9:47am:
Just a thought here.Is there any kind of blade or metal that can be repurposed for use in a spokeshave?


High carbon steel is the traditional common blade material.  In the old wood bodied shaves, the smith drew out the ends and finally bent them a  t a right angle to the blade ends.

More recent wood shaves use O1 steel and have threaded rods in the ends (see Ron Hock's web pages). 

Built a couple years ago out of rectangular high speed tool steel grinding to shape.  Took a long time, but it was a good blade in an old Preston shave body.




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Re: WTB Spokeshave...esp Veritas Round Spokeshave
Reply #11 - Jan 29th, 2017 at 10:06pm
 
hey Mike - although it might fly against conventional wisdom ( I too make Native American flutes) I once visited Sante Fe, New Mexico , and visited with a flute maker making his wares in the middle of an outdoor mall - he hand made his flutes - no power tools involved - conventional thinking would be that he hand carved , or use some kind of hand plane , or  spokeshave , instead his tool of choice for shaping the outside in a fairly rapid fashion was a farrier's rasp , it was amazing how quickly he could shape the outside of the flute in short order...and with precision
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