Specialty - Ringed Gidgee Flat Sole Spoke Shave
This Ringed Gidgee Flat sole Spoke Shave is 280mm long x 24 mm wide x 24 mm high. Weighs 0.5 Kg and has a 45mm wide x 1.6mm thick x 34mm long 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 55 degrees blade angle for planing and by reversing the blade (bevel up) it will perform as a scraper for use on hard cranky woods. The mouth is protected by a brass sole.
It is used for fine finishing of outside curve work or profiling straight pieces of wood into ovals, rounds etc. such as a spoke.
Photos don’t do it justice
My first HNT Gordon purchase and it won’t be the last. The fit and finish is just what I expected but I wasn’t prepared for the beauty and heft of the ringed gidgee. A gorgeous wood. I’m looking forward to building my skills with this spokeshave.