Spokeshave from a kit

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I wanted to try a spokeshave kit from Veritas and I finally did! It was just one day quick build and very fun.
and most importantly, it actually works so amazingly well for the price (I don't know how good expensive tools work though).



Only the thing I may not like it is, threads for the blade height adjustment screws are directly cut in the wood so they may be worn out sooner or later. I could've let the threads absorb some epoxy to reinforce but it's too much for this. 

Anyways, it's working great now so it's all good!





 

No name noobie here

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Cool! Thanks for posting the video. 

Ryan/// ~sigh~ I blew up another bowl. Moke told me "I made the inside bigger than the outside".

I’ve built multiple spokeshaves of that type (using the kit from Ron Hock, which is now sold by LV), and I’ve found that after the initial adjustment, the only time I fiddle with the blade is when it needs sharpening. I now bore the screw holes oversize and adjust the cut mostly by tipping the angle of the spokeshave, but if a small adjustment is needed to the blade, I bought some very thin brass washers and pop one of those under the blade to increase the gap, or take a chisel to the wood where the blade mounts to decrease the gap a little.

I also generally set up the blade so it cuts slightly thicker on one side than the other, so if I’m cut to on the right, it’s a deeper cut, and on the left, shallower.

May you have the day you deserve!

Thanks RyanGi!
Dave, Thank you for the advice! I'm still new to this tool so it's good to hear how you, the specialist use it as I know you have many spokeshaves from your spokeshave rack picture (and I can easily guess you have many more spokeshaves)!

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that is a beautiful hand made tool mas that i think will serve you very well my friend. great video also.

working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

Thank you, Pottz, but oops! I'm hiding my name from the internet world, haha.

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Nice looking spoke shave. If you didnt point out the screw off most wouldnt even of noticed it
Corelz, Thank you for watching the video, too, haha! Oh but yeah, I'm okay with how it looks even with the tear out. I was just worrying about if the wooden threads will be worn out and loosen by the brass screws going in and out as I use. but it'll be okay:)

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If the threads do wear you can always fill the holes with epoxy and re tap them now that you have the tools.
Thank you, Corelz! Now I don't have to worry about it:) 

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That's what we're all here for to help each other out.
Will have to look into this. Great job and thanks for showing.
Corelz, Yap!
Mike, Thank you. It's a quick fun project and the tool is decent:)

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Wow something else you have done that I may have to follow.   Great how to and a better tool.  Well done.

Ron

Ron, Thank you for the comment. It's a fun little project that I can recommend to anyone:)

No name noobie here

Great looking build YRTi.

If I understand how the adjustment works, you have tapped a threaded insert into the wood and the adjustment screw moves in that, so will cause no problems with wear at all.
MikeB, Thank you for the comment. The adjustment is kind of tricky. I just quickly draw a picture.



The threaded shafts attached to the cutting iron have a stopper and the brass screws have a non threaded hole only a little bit bigger than the shaft.  Then, the cutting iron is staying in a position by pinching the brass screw with the brass nut from the top and the stopper.

Does it make sense? I mean, my explanation is usually more complicated than what it is....

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Looks great YRTi. I own a veritas spoke shave and I’ll bet yours works just as well. I wouldn’t worry about stripping out the threads. Your wood looks very hard. 

I wish they offered the concave and convex kits. 

I enjoyed your video. 
Ah right, so the top nut is really just to lock it in place and so you can remove the iron easily for sharpening.

Still looks like you won't have any issues, plenty of thread there and tapping directly into wood is tougher than you think - I've got old wooden handscrew clamps with threads about that size that work fine after many years and a lot heavier use.
Thank you, TheWoodGuy! 
MikeB, I don't have much experience to tell what's enough and what's not so maybe I worry too much, haha:)

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