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Super Spokeshave Bennington VT

Spokeshaves are a pleasure to use at the bench. You can smooth curved parts that are rough cut on a bandsaw or put those final hand-sculpted touches anywhere on a piece of furniture. A spokeshave can be pushed or pulled and take off light or heavy shavings.

The Home Depot
(802)447-9997
121 N Bennington Rd
Bennington, VT
Hours
Mon-Sat: 6:00am-9:00pm
Sun: 8:00am-7:00pm

H. Greenberg & Son Inc.
(802) 442-3131
321 Main Street
Bennington, VT
 
Carr Hardware True Value
(413) 663-6600
192 State Street
North Adams, MA
 
Deerfield Valley Supply
(802) 464-3364
211 Route 9 W
Wilmington, VT
 
Miles True Value Lbr.
(802) 375-2525
178 Chittenden Dr
Arlington, VT
 
H. Greenberg and Son
802-442-3131
321 Main St. Bennington, VT, 05201
Bennington, VT
 
Hoosick True Value Hardware
(518) 686-7238
21953 Ny 22
Hoosick Falls, NY
 
W W Building Supply
(802) 464-3022
Route 100
Wilmington, VT
 
H. Greenberg & Son Inc
(413) 664-4576
1366 Curran Highway
North Adams, MA
 
Stanleys Lumber & Building Supplies
(413) 743-0831
20 N Summer St
Adams, MA
 

Super Spokeshave

Super Spokeshave

 

Spokeshaves are a pleasure to use at the bench. You can smooth curved parts that are rough cut on a bandsaw or put those final hand-sculpted touches anywhere on a piece of furniture. A spokeshave can be pushed or pulled and take off light or heavy shavings. It's one of my favorite hand tools. Spokeshaves are so ancient that Noah probably used one to build the ark. You might think there wouldn't be any room for improvement, but the new Veritas spokeshave ($65) is a big step forward. In fact, it's leaps and bounds better than the commonly used Record A151 ($25) and well worth the extra money. The Record requires quite a bit of tune-up and sharpening; the Veritas is practically ready to go right out of the box. It only needs a light honing. Sharpening a spokeshave's blade has always been tricky because it's so short. The Veritas blade is made from A2 tool steel, which the manufacturer claims will stay sharp five times longer than a common carbon-steel blade. To minimize chatter (another frequent problem with spokeshaves), the Veritas blade is 1/8 in. thick and bedded on a huge support that's ground absolutely flat. Add rosewood handles and brass knurled knobs, and you've got one elegant tool!

Source
Lee Valley, (800) 871-8158, www.leevalley.com, Veritas flat-bottomed spokeshave, #05P33.01, $65, Round-bottomed spokeshave, #05P33.03, $65.


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