They say that for the true artist, inspiration can strike at any moment.
Several years ago I made a two part video series on making a traditionally styled wooden spokeshave. Here are the details and plans for that spokeshave.
At the end of the last post in this series, we were at a point where pretty much all of the difficult, finicky work was behind us. Now we come to the part of the process where we get to relax a little – the shaping of the handle and the final assembly.
Shaping of the blade and back are done. So now it’s time to start on the handle.
Most joinery saws have some kind of back, or spine, to stiffen the blade because the blades on these saws are typically quite thin and could easily buckle without some kind of support.