Spokeshaves

The design of this tool, unique to The Windsor Workshop, expels the shavings from the top of the body. This leaves the back of the body entire, producing a comfortable surface to push/pull directly behind the blade.

These tools are a pleasure to use, whether on green wood – making spindles and shaping bows, or dry wood such as the end grain of elm in a Windsor seat. Hard, kiln dried wood used in furniture making provide no problems to these great tools.

Under most conditions these spokeshaves will last a lifetime, and if the blade is only occasionally ground, being sharpened by polishing, the complete tool will give a lifetime of service.

James Mursell

Small Spokeshave

This Small Spokeshave was developed to make fine accurate cuts in Windsor chairmaking. However, its appeal will be appreciated in all forms of woodwork and furniture making.

£89.50 + shipping

Small Spokeshave details

The body fits snugly in the hand with the fingers placed directly in front of and behind the blade to maximise the feedback during cutting and to minimise rotation along its axis. The shavings are ejected freely from the top of the tool leaving the back of the entire. This allows the blade of the spokeshave to be pushed from directly behind the blade (unlike most designs) and has the extra benefit of supporting the blade along its whole length so reducing any tendency to chatter.

The small spokeshave 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 occasionally ground, being sharpened by polishing, the complete tool will give a lifetime of service.

These tools are a pleasure to use, whether on green wood – making spindles and shaping bows, or dry wood such as the end grain of elm in a Windsor seat. Hard, kiln dried wood used in furniture making provide no problems to these great tools.

Medium Spokeshave

This low-angled Medium Spokeshave from The Windsor Workshop is perfect for shaping both green and dry wood.

£95.00 + shipping

Medium Spokeshave Details

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.

This solidly made medium spokeshave 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 spokeshave 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.

Micro-adjustable, high carbon steel blade

The high carbon steel Ron Hock blade is micro-adjustable with an Allen key, and there is no need to remove the blade as in some shaves. The two small grub screws visible between the knurled brass knobs are threaded into the body of the small 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.

The blade will maintain a keen cutting edge over a long period. It can be sharpened easily with a dowel and emery paper, or with felt wheels loaded with abrasive soap, if the equipment is available.

Small Spokeshave

Developed to make fine accurate cuts and will be appreciated in all forms of woodwork and furniture making.

Medium Spokeshave

Ideally suited to removing wood rapidly, whether with or across the grain.
£150 + shipping
£120 + shipping
£105 + shipping