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    Another Lignum vitae spokeshave

    Some time ago I posted how I made a small spokeshave from a LV piece that I had. At that time I also had a bigger blade from Ron Hock and I thought it was time to make the big brother.

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    Here there is the piece of wood with the blade recess made and the brass plate to be adjusted.
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    Then I made a series of cuts in angle to make the throat, chopped them away and smoothed it with a rasp first and after with a file.
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    Then I drilled the brass plate and drilled and tapped the holes for the adjusting screws.
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    Then I put the blade in and marked where the edge would sit on the plate.
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    Screwed on and glued with epoxy.
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    Filed in at angle,and fit the blade. In cases like this is when a big mouth vise comes handy.
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    Continue in the next post
    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Another lignum viate spokeshave PART II

    Polished the plate
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    Drawn the profile and cut on the bandsaw
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    Filed away corners, and shaped overall. Giving elliptic section to the handles.
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    I wanted to have some decoration on it and I inlaid two boxwodd plugs.
    Sanded, and buffered and shines like glass. No varnish, no wax this wood is wonderful. The piece had two colors as part of it is sap wood I guess.
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    Comments critics and suggestions welcome as always.
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    Best regards,
    Toni

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    Very nice, not only is it a beut. but it looks like it works very good too.
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    the only thing i can see wrong with it toni is yu needed to make two of them and send me the second one that is very nice and looks like it works just as well as it looks.. well done
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    Only comment I can make is 'Wow!' that looks fantastic!

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    Looks beautiful, Toni

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    You are getting really good at this Toni!
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    William Arthur Ward

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    Artwork
    So mote it be,

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    Just looking at the finished tool brought a smile on my face. It must be give you a great pleasure to hold it in your hands and use it.

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    It is cheaper if you ship the one your are going to make for Larry to me. I'll make sure he doesn't get it. I mean I get it shipped right out to him.
    It could be worse You could be on fire.
    Stupid hurts.

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