Large Curved Sole Spoke Shave
This gidgee Curved Spoke Shave has a 75mm (3") radius and is 280mm long x 24 mm wide x 22 mm high. Weighs 0.5 Kg and has the option of a 45mm wide x 1.6mm thick x 34mm 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.
It has a 55 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 fine finishing of inside curves. You can also plane a combination of inside and outside curves with one pass once you have mastered this tool.
Tool is beautiful to look at, feels great in the hand and works an absolute treat. Great control through the handle meant I could produce concave curves with ease and with a little wrist control I was able to produce accurate convex curves.
My Favourite Spoke Shave
This has become my favorite spoke shave. It manages tricky grain changes very well. The squared off handles help me stay aware of tilt and cutting angle, while being rounded over enough to be comfortable. It is solid, easy to adjust with a little practice, and just plain fun to use.