Antique and Vintage Spokeshaves

Plane-like tools called draw knives, spokeshaves, or sometimes just shaves are used to smooth rounded surfaces. The name of this hand tool goes back to its use among wheelwrights to shape the spokes of wheels for carriages, wagons, and industrial purposes. They were also widely used by cobblers to bevel the leather used on shoes. Unlike regular planes which are generally not much wider than their cutting blades, spokeshaves feature handles...Continue Reading