cheers pal , i managed to get a set of three vintage spokeshaves yesterday so looking forward to using them when the arriveIt is a shame that the current circumstances make it even harder to try before you buy. A lot of personal taste involved. I tried a new Crown drawknife and disliked it, clumsy feeling thing, engineered rather than forged. I have 3, a Ward Sheffield made one, an American one, and a French type from Goldenberg. I like the French one best, a very subtle tool. I am embarrassed to admit I like the Ward one least; but mostly because it is too large for my purposes.
Whether you need a drawknife or a spokeshave depends on the size of the axe, whether you have a shave horse, and your patience. The general rule of removing as much material as possible with the most aggressive tool before moving on applies - axe, drawknife, spokeshave.