Wednesday 29 August 2012

Finished the Spokeshave - the spalted box really took on a wonderful colour when I polished it.
It resembles Olive now more than Box - I originally was concerned the wonderful spalting
(which was only minor) might not show through - but I think I was wrong!

Shallow thumb rests - a nice feature - simple to add to an existing spokeshave.

If you look closely you can just see a 'B' and a 'N' nestled in the cut away sections,
these are hidden when the blade is fitted.
Not a great shot unfortunately - but they are there!
Notice how the blade protrudes more on the left as it is a custom fit.

About 1 hour layout and roughing out, 1 hour carving, 1 hour finishing, so 3 hours approximately to make.
Much nicer than the original!

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