Spokeshave

Shaping and French Polish Challenges Personally by choosing Grenadillo (a gnarly jungle wood) I'm challenging myself on this one. But in essence this challenge is about cutting and shaping curves. The hammer head and the…

Coarse, Medium, and Fine Tools Make Sculpting Easier This entire lesson is about choosing the best tool for the job and you will get to see me try several methods to shape the curves in…

Subdivide the Edge to Make the Shaping Easier Super secret pro tip number one when it comes to shaping curved edges is to undercut them. Get them out of the way and let the curve…

  Chisel to a Line Usually when a task comes up that prompts the question, "how would I do this by hand" then answer can always be answered by "a chisel". But this immediately means…

  The Fingertip Grip: Live it, Love it I love me some spokeshaves, so how about some spokeshaving tips? Actually I almost bought another spokeshave today in an antique store but resisted. This tool single…

  The Design The classic 4 poster bed is beautiful but not very functional in the modern home. The need for bed draperies to stay warm and bug free just isn't applicable today so most…

This part of the build will wrap up the actual construction. This time I will create the panel for the top, cut it into an 18" round, then shape a moulded edge. I will create…

In this part I join the legs to the column using the sliding dovetail joinery discussed in the last video. Next I refine the curves of the legs, then add a bullnose profile to the…

Making the Spring Pole This time I make the spring pole and install the "drive train". While you can go to any hardware store and buy a rake handle that will work very nicely, I…

Some of this was already covered in Semester 2's lesson on cutting and refining curves but the core of using a spokeshave is restated here in this live session along with my process for restoring…

In this part of the Drop Leaf Table build, I'll inlay some butterfly keys into the top both for structural and aesthetic reasons. I'll carve a very simple yet organic drawer front, then finish off…

  Make the Tools Essential for Sticking Mouldings Truly there isn't much to a sticking board.  We could dress it up and add some pretty mouldings to make this an appropriate project to accompany the…

  Shape Some Curves and Make a Straightedge...wait, What?! Surprise, I had not planned on doing a dedicated project for this lesson, but the spirit moved me and I decided to add a quick project…

  Since I first thought about this school I have been wanting to do this lesson.  If you have followed the Renaissance Woodworker blog at all you will know that the Spokeshave is my favorite…

I have made no secret of the fact that Spokeshaves are my favorite tool.  They are highly versatile tools and open the door to work that scoffs at straight lines.  Using one of these shaves…