- 16 Jul 2004
- Reaction score
- North Suffolk
I found this in a 1908 reference, on making tool handles (mattocks, axes etc)...
So - using a spokeshave on a rotating oval workpiece. Scary!The tools for this kind of work are heavier than
for ordinary turning, a 2-in. gouge and a 2-in. chisel being
all that are necessary; but an "oval turner's" spokeshave
is the proper tool for finishing the work. This is a specially
made tool for hammer-handle turning, and when being
used by an expert, sends a stream of shavings
flying over the turner's shoulder,
leaving a finish that scarcely needs glasspapering.