The Spokeshave: A Simple Tool to Create the Truest of Forms with (Sat) Stephen Proctor October 15, 2022

about this workshop

This class is about understanding, tuning, and using the spokeshave: Particularly the Record 151 and/or the Record A151. These particular spokeshaves are the most beautifully designed ergonomic and geometrically practical of any tool in a woodworker’s collection. After tuning the tool and learning how to sharpen the blade, Stephen will demonstrate why and how it is used to create true and accurate concave and convex forms. Each student will make a simple geometric form that utilizes the abilities of the tool.

Unique Instructor Stephen Proctor

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$195 tuition + $10 materials

Key Points:
*Comparing the different types of spokeshaves
*Tuning the sole with fine nuance
*How to hold the tool
*How to sharpen and shape the cutter
*Make it work!

Workshop Days: Saturday
Instruction Time: 9:00am – 5:00pm (EST)
Note: During the work week, the shop remains open after 6:00 p.m. for handwork, design, research, catch-up work and socializing.

The Spokeshave: A Simple Tool to Create the Truest of Forms with (Sat) Stephen Proctor October 15, 2022


Availability: Open

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