- Wood: Hard Maple
- Overall Length: 10.5″
- Blade Length: 2.75″
(Shipping: UK £5.00; Europe £15.00; Rest of World £15.00 Europe and Rest of World by Airmail)
This low-angled wooden spoke shave from The Windsor Workshop is perfect for shaping both green and dry wood. The body is based on traditional designs but updated to expel the shavings through the top of the body. This has the great advantage of leaving a solid back just where the tool is pushed with the thumbs. In addition the back of the blade is supported along its length reducing any tendency to chatter.
The tool has a Ron Hock(high carbon steel) blade with threaded posts, which can be tightened with the knurled brass knobs on top of the tool.
Micro-adjustment of the blade can be easily made (without removal) with the hex key by winding the two grub screws adjacent to the brass knobs in and out. These two grub screws, visible between the brass knobs, are threaded all the way through the spokeshave’s body so that the bottom of each screw in in contact with the top surface of the blade. Once set at the chosen position the blade is pulled up onto the grub screws with the knurled knobs.
This solidly made tool fits comfortably in the hands and is enhanced by the presence of a thick brass wear-plate in front of the blade. Under normal conditions this will never wear out and tool itself should last a lifetime. This spoke shave is ideally suited to removing wood rapidly, whether with or across the grain. Afterwards it takes only a moment to reduce the set of the blade to make fine finishing cuts.