HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
Small Curved Sole Spoke Shave
This gidgee curved sole Spoke Shave 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 plane to bevel up and use it as a scraper on hard timber.
It has a 60 degrees blade angle for planing and by reversing the blade (bevel up) it will perform as a scraper for use of hard cranky woods. The sole has a radius of 3/8" and is all brass.
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.