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This type of tool has a long and venerable history. Before the machine era, chairmakers made their own scraper shaves with a variety of flat, convex and concave bottoms. Antique artisan-made scraper shaves are difficult to find, however. Mass-produced scraper shaves, such as the Stanley 62, are very rare.

Lowe's
(740) 589-3750
983 East State Street
Athens, OH
Hours
M-SA 7 am - 9 pm
SU 8 am - 8 pm

LOWE'S OF ATHENS, OH
740 589-3750
983 EAST STATE STREET ATHENS, OH, 45701
Athens, OH
 
C&e True Value Hdw.
(740) 593-7705
470 Richland Ave
Athens, OH
 
Saving Hardware
(740) 753-1987
129 W Washington
Nelsonville, OH
 
Dettwiller True Value Lumber
(740) 992-5500
634 E Main St
Pomeroy, OH
 
Crescent & Sprague Supply
(740) 593-8141
751 W Union St
Athens, OH
 
Athens - Auth Hometown
(740) 594-8400
743 F2 East State Street
Athens, OH
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Hometown Dealers
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Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:12-17
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Mon:9-19
Tue:9-19
Wed:9-19
Thu:9-19
Fri:9-19
Sat:9-18
Sun:12-17

The Plains True Value
(740) 797-2582
70 N Plains Rd Ste 101
The Plains, OH
 
Darby Land Lumber
(740) 767-2762
17 Main Street
Glouster, OH
 
Baum True Value Store
(740) 985-3301
46384 State Rte 248
Chester, OH
 

Chairmaker's Delight

Chairmaker’s Delight

    

Imagine a spokeshave that never tears out the grain, no matter which direction you go, and you have the essence of this wonderful new tool, the Veritas Scraper Shave ($59). The Scraper Shave is a straight-handled spokeshave equipped with a scraper blade. As with all scrapers, the cutting edge attacks the wood at a very high angle in order to prevent tearout. You can make a continuous cut the entire length of a curved surface without having to worry about grain direction.
This type of tool has a long and venerable history. Before the machine era, chairmakers made their own scraper shaves with a variety of flat, convex and concave bottoms. Antique artisan-made scraper shaves are difficult to find, however. Mass-produced scraper shaves, such as the Stanley 62, are very rare. My set of artisan-made shaves, which took a long time to assemble, is an essential part of my tool kit. I've also made my own scraper shaves, but now that's no longer necessary. This is a beautifully made tool. I found its straight handles more comfortable to pull than push. Its brass bottom, which is flat, would be easy to file or grind into a slight concave or convex shape to improve the tool's effectiveness on curved surfaces. Unlike most scrapers, the blade is very hard, so it cannot be sharpened with a file. You must use stones or sandpaper.

Source
Lee Valley, (800) 871-8158, www.leevalley.com Veritas Scraper Shave, #05P33.70, $59.


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