Small Curved Sole Spoke Shave
This gidgee curved sole Spoke Shave has a 10mm radius (3/8") and is 235 long x 12mm wide x 12mm high. Weighs 90 grams and has a 19mm wide x 1.2mm thick x 25mm long Tool Steel (TS) blade hardened to Rc 62-64 OR a High Speed Steel (HSS) blade hardened to Rc 62. The HSS is ideal if you plan to reverse the blade to bevel up and use it as a scraper on hard timber.
The plane (when used with the blade bevel down) has a 60 degrees blade pitch for planing and by reversing the blade to (bevel up) it will perform as a scraper for use of hard cranky woods.
Used for shaping and fine finishing of very tight inside curves that you find in Lutherie and furniture making. It can also be used for flats and outside curves or a combination thereof.
It's very good. It works smoothly.
Very compact and delicate while having strength and heft! Lovely fit and finish and just the right size for cleaning up really tight curves.
This Spokeshave is an beautifully crafted item along with every other tool I own from their product line. Amazing quality, timbers, brass and performance. Highly recommended
This is a great tool, useful to effortlessly remove shavings from tight curves. The larger curved and flat spokeshaves, purchased last year have been a boon for doing the finishing work on a hickory Biedermeier reproduction chair. This small shave works through hard,dense American and exotic hardwoods with no problem. The feel, responsiveness, and performance of the tool is equal to or superior to anything custom made here in the USA. You can see these tools in action in several youtube videos by a pair of custom furniture reproduction craftsmen from Maine(they are far more talented than I).
This is very much a specialized tool which a lot of people would seldom use but it does what it does superbly - takes very fine precise shavings in small radii . I use it as I imagine most users would for luthier work particularly carving soles and heels on necks. Beautifully made it's a pleasure to own.