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Can you give some detail on this fix? I was given two HF spokeshaves and almost just tossed them as they appear useless. Having never used (or even seen) a good spokeshave I am not sure how to make these usable.
Dave Hall
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David Hall wrote:

Joan, this is how I did it, BTW. Sure! Take a look at the shave from the side. The blade is at about a 55-60 degree angle. Now look at the heel of the shave. There is a lagre ridge of casting as though someone had squashed the rear of the shave and that was where the excess had spread out. Unfortunately that heel area is where the twin adjuster rods seat. What you need to do is grind away the rear until ther is very little left, just enough that the posts aren't showing through on the sole. The grind the bottom until it is now longer rounded but instead is flat from that new rear sole to the front of the sole. You'll be taking off a fair amount in the rear very little in the middle, none in the front. You've got to sneak up on this 'cause you can't put it back after an OOPS. When you've ground it flat, both side to side and front to back, take it over to your belt sander Not a 1" vertical, but one with a plate the belt runs over, and lap the hollows out of the grinding. When you've sanded it square and flat, tkae it over to your Scarey Sharp (tm) setup and polish the bottom. That takes care of the shave. You still have a POS blade in there. The good news is that you can make it sharp, it just isn't as easy as getting your plane sharp. I recommend hollow grinding the bevel and then Scarey Sharping (tm) it. By riding the edge and the back of the bevel you'll automatically be putting a micro-bevel on it. I hope that was clear, if it wasn't contact me off-line and we can go into greqater detail. Dave in Fairfax
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