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.
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
Dave in Fairfax
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