Spokeshave

Spokeshave

As its name implies, the spokeshave was once primarily a wheelwrights tool, used for smoothing the rounded surfaces of wooden wheel spokes. Wooden-bodied spokeshaves use flat cutting irons held by the friction fit of two tangs. Iron-bodied spokeshaves use various screw devices to hold a blade at about 45 degrees to the wood, just as in a plane.

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