Hello fine people.
I got a few new and a few old tools in the last few weeks. One of my coworkers handed me a pile of nice woodworking tools that were his family’s. I got a brace, molding plane and a fold-able draw knife. Thank you Reid. I also got a WoodRiver spokeshave. So that is what this blog is about.
First the spokeshave.
Here are the specs.
Spokeshaves are used to shape and smooth chair legs, wheel spokes and rods of all sorts. The WoodRiver shave is a robust casting of ductile iron featuring a high carbon RC60-64 blade and an adjustable front shoe to control the depth of cut. The heavy (1.05 lbs) cast iron body actually increases tool control, making it easier to shave with one or two hands. This, combined with the adjustable shoe for depth control will make this one of your favorite hand tools.
The packaging was nice and the shave was even better. The iron is flat and HARD! that will help it keep a good edge. Only time will tell if there will be a chipping problem. The studs are removable and that is the best part of the shave.
And here is the video.
I would recommend this to anyone and I think WoodRiver has picked up there game in manufacturing.
Now for the rusty part. Reid gave this draw knife to me and it needed a lot of attention.
It was missing a handle and had a shop repair on one of the tangs. I made two handles from a piece of red oak firewood.
The old tang tells me this was forged by a smith.
But it cleaned up nicely. I only brushed the knife with a wire brush and left a lot of the color on the blade. The handles were only sanded to 100 grit and oiled. One for grip and to keep it looking old.
Didn’t know you were going to get two videos on this blog.
I own 4 other shaves but this one is the first folder I have. Thank you Reid, I hope I did it justice.
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My shop time has decreased a lot I will be getting back on the chest of drawers asap.
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