HNT Gordon & Co. Classic Planemakers Australia
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.
The items are absolutely beautiful and are a perfect gift for a retiring college who has everything. Limited communication from seller but item arrived earlier than expected well packed and presented. Many thanks
Beautifully made, cuts like a dream. Time to save up for the rest of the collection!
HNT Gordon Spoke shaves
At the same time I bought the small spoke shave directly from Australia I bought the older version from a retailer in Sweden. Having spoke shaves in metal from both UK and Canada producers this is just my experience of the HNT Gordon spoke shaves in relation to the other spoke shaves I have. The HNT Gordon spoke shaves are different from the others so it hard to compare. However, if I just could chose one or the other I think I would go for the Australian ones. One reason for that is the large sole /reference of the large spoke shave that make it possible to plane areas where a bench plane couldn't be used. I also like the high pitch as I work a lot Rowan. The Small spoke shave is a delight.