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|THE FLAT SOLE SPOKESHAVE|
|The spokeshave is classified as a plane. There are two main types, one having a flat sole and the other having a curved sole. They are very useful tools, but it takes a little time and practice to master their use. They are normally used to smooth curved surfaces and to produce chamfers. Older versions have wood bodies, but the most common in school workshops have metal bodies.
The depth of cut is adjusted by rotating the two knurled adjusting screws. Once the depth is set, the cap iron screw is tightened. When in use the handles are held firmly and the spoke shave is pushed forward and the blade ‘planes’ the surface of the wood. It is essential that the blade is extremely sharp, otherwise using this tool becomes very difficult and produces a poor finish.
|USING THE FLAT SOLE SPOKESHAVE|
|An example of the flat sole spokeshave being used, is shown below. It is being used to produce an angle / chamfer along the edge of the wood secured in the vice. It is ideal for smoothing straight and especially convex surfaces.|
|USING THE CURVED SOLE SPOKESHAVE|
|An example of the curved sole spokeshave being used, is shown below. It is being used to smooth the concave curve (internal curve). Always ‘plain’ towards the middle of the concave curve (never all the way through, as this could split the wood). Then, turn the work round in the vice and plain towards the centre again.|
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