Spokeshaves can be used to shape chair spindles and round surfaces. Use these tips to make the most effective cuts.
More in Home Improvement
Spokeshaves were originally designed for shaping the spindles of wooden wagon wheels. In modern woodworking, spokeshaves can be used to shape chair spindles and shaping round surfaces.
Avoid grabbing the spokeshave tightly; instead, hold it lightly using the thumb and forefinger of each hand. The spokeshave cuts more effectively if you turn it slightly sideways when working on a piece, rather than going straight up and down.
Spokeshaves have different soles for different applications. Some are flat-soled to work on outside curves. Curved-sole spokeshaves work on inside curves. For some spokeshaves, the blade itself gives the tool a very low angle sole.
Inexpensive, newly manufactured spokeshaves can be difficult to use. Consider spending a little more money for a premium new spokeshave or purchasing an older model at a flea market. (You can get aftermarket blades to fit older spokeshaves.)
2- Kerf Cuts (05:43)
Installing Laminate Flooring (07:28)
Remove Wallpaper Full Project (08:59)
Easy Glass Etching (04:15)
Log Cabin Kitchens (02:26)
Stress Cracks in Drywall (03:09)
Selecting the Right Tile Size (01:28)
Replacing a Wood Floor (01:08)
Build a Rustic Barn Door (00:01:00)
Step 3: Install the Top Rail (01:10)
Ways to Declutter and Stay Organized 11 Photos
11 Ways to Upcycle Old Sweaters 11 Photos
The Latest in Wall Covering Trends 8 Photos
How to Sew a Fleece Christmas Stocking 12 Photos
Kitchen Design: 11 Great Floor Plans 11 Photos
How to Wrap a Gift in Floral Garland 5 Photos
Small-Kitchen Design Tips 14 Photos
© 2014 Scripps Networks, LLC. All Rights Reserved.