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Spokeshaves, Cabinet Scrapers, Beading Tool

Spokeshaves, Cabinet Scrapers, Beading Tool

Spokeshaves are versatile tools, often overlooked by woodworkers. They are indispensable when working curved surfaces, round or square stock, and are the chairmaker's most important tool. Even today, they are highly useful in building wooden boats. Bowmakers also value the spokeshave for its usefulness in the fine detail work necessary in shaping bows.

In planes, the optimum cutting angle is determined by the shape of the plane. In spokeshaves, because of their very short soles - 3/8 inch (10 mm) to 9/16 inch (15 mm) - the cutting angle depends on how the tool is held. To hold a spokeshave properly takes some practice, which may not be immediately apparent to the inexperienced user.

Adjusting the iron takes considerable care. Even on spokeshaves with a fine adjustment feature, setting the iron correctly is somewhat fussy. Because the irons of low-priced spokeshaves (Kunz, Stanley, Record, Anant) are not completely satisfactory, we recommend replacing them with spokeshave blades made by Ron Hock. These fit the Stanley, Record and Anant spokeshaves, as well as several of the models from Kunz. Hock irons for Stanley spokeshave No. 151 can be used for Kunz models 51A and 51AR, but their throats must be filed slightly wider and the threads for the adjustment screw must be exchanged with longer threads (metric!).

Type: Straight Handles

KUNZ Spokeshave no. 63
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 63
rounded sole
light type
Blade width 44 mm
Code 301608CartPrice € 11.50

Replacement Blade
Code 301676CartPrice € 4.95
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 64
flat sole
light type
Blade width 44 mm
Code 301609CartPrice € 11.50

Replacement blade: same as for no. 63!
VERITAS Low Angle Spokeshave
The new VERITAS spokeshave has the same low cutting angle as spokeshaves of old (20° basic bevel with a 25° micro-bevel), but cutting depth adjustment has been simplified substantially. Instead of adjusting blade projection, the blade is fixed, forming the sole of the spokeshave. The toe piece is adjustable to control the depth of cut. More
Blade width 51 mm (2 inch)
VERITAS Low Angle Spokeshave with A2 Steel Blade
Code 307948CartPrice € 69.00

VERITAS Low Angle Spokeshave with PM-V11 Steel Blade
Code 325314CartPrice € 75.00

Replacement Blade A2 Steel
Code 307949CartPrice € 20.50

Replacement Blade PM-V11 Steel
Code 325315CartPrice € 26.50
VERITAS Flat Spokeshave
The flat spokeshave has a 3.2 mm (1/8 inch) thick blade, seated at 45° to the sole.
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Video (13 MB)
Blade width 54 mm (2-1/8 inch)

VERITAS Flat Spokeshave with O1 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 325360CartPrice € 79.00

VERITAS Flat Spokeshave with A2 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307925CartPrice € 79.00
VERITAS Round Spokeshave
The round spokeshave has a 3.2 mm (1/8 inch) thick blade, seated at 45° to the sole.
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Blade width 54 mm (2-1/8 inch)

VERITAS Round Spokeshave with O1 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Currently not in stock!
Code 325361Cart
Price € 79.00

VERITAS Round Spokeshave with A2 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Currently not in stock!
Code 307926Cart
Price € 79.00

O1 Steel Replacement Blade
for flat and round Veritas Spokeshave
Code 325364CartPrice € 19.50

A2 Steel Replacement Blade
for flat and round Veritas Spokeshave
Code 307927CartPrice € 21.50

PM-V11 Steel Replacement Blade
for flat and round Veritas Spokeshave
Code 325317CartPrice € 27.50

Looking for VERITAS Miniature Spokeshave?
Cast Round Spokeshave Preston Style
Remake by VERITAS

Founded in 1825, Edward Preston & Sons, Ltd. produced some of the finest tools of the Victorian age. Veritas has created a close replica of their model 1374 round-bottomed spokeshave, a tool as elegant as it is effective. Smaller than typical spokeshaves at 6-3/4 inch (171 mm) long overall, it is designed for fine smoothing and shaping, with a tight mouth opening that helps reduce tear-out, and a 5/8 inch (16 mm) radius sole that allows you to work tight curves. Raised handles keep your hands clear of the work. The Veritas version is investment-cast in stainless steel and faithfully reproduces the polished scrollwork and scalloped borders of the original. The lapped PM-V11 blade is 1-3/8 inch (35 mm) wide and 3/32 inch (2.4 mm) thick with a 30° bevel, and clamped with a thumbscrew and cap iron. Made in Canada. An excellent value, highly recommended.
Note: no Veritas label on this tool!
Code 325070CartPrice € 55.00

PM-V11 Steel Replacement Blade
for Cast Round Spokeshave Preston Style
Code 325071CartPrice € 19.00

Type: Bent Handles

KUNZ Spokeshave no. 51
flat sole
Blade width 52 mm
Code 301601CartPrice € 12.50

Replacement Blade
Currently not in stock!
Code 301685Cart
Price € 6.50
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 51A
flat sole
Blade adjustable
Blade width 52 mm
Code 301602CartPrice € 16.50

Standard Replacement Blade
Code 301666CartPrice € 6.50

High Speed Steel Replacement Blade
Code 301667CartPrice € 22.50
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 51AR
rounded sole
Blade adjustable
Blade width 52 mm
Code 301612CartPrice € 16.50

Standard Replacement Blade
Code 301666CartPrice € 6.50

High Speed Steel Replacement Blade
Code 301667CartPrice € 22.50
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 53 with Adjustable Mouth
flat sole
Blade width 52 mm
The adjustable mouth allows more sensitive control of the cut. You do not have to move the blade up and down for thick or thin chips. To be adjusted easily by turning the black button.
Code 301616CartPrice € 29.90

Standard Replacement Blade
Code 301683CartPrice € 6.50

HOCK Replacement Blade
Code 307635CartPrice € 31.00

Type: Convexe and Concave Cutters

KUNZ Spokeshave no. 50
convexe cutter
Blade width 52 mm
Code 301600CartPrice € 22.90

Replacement Blade
Code 301678CartPrice € 6.90
CLIFTON Spokeshave no. 500
convex cutter
Blade adjustable
Blade width 52 mm
Code 303771CartPrice € 109.00

Replacement Blade
Code 303709CartPrice € 37.00
KUNZ Spokeshave no. 55
concave cutter
Blade width 52 mm
Code 301606CartPrice € 23.90

Replacement Blade
Code 301679CartPrice € 7.90
VERITAS Concave Spokeshave
The concave spokeshave has a 3.2 mm (1/8 inch) thick blade, seated at 45° to the sole. The sole radius of 26 mm (1 inch) (= 52 mm circle diameter) is well suited for a wide range of jobs from small spindles to large oars.
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Blade width 54 mm (2-1/8 inch)

VERITAS Concave Spokeshave with O1 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 325362CartPrice € 85.00

VERITAS Concave Spokeshave with A2 Steel Blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307928CartPrice € 85.00

O1 Replacement Blade
Code 325365CartPrice € 27.00

A2 Replacement Blade
Code 307929CartPrice € 27.00

PM-V11 Replacement Blade
Code 325319CartPrice € 35.00
Small Pullshave
With this small pullshave (spoon plane) you can hollow many objects like chair seats and flat bowls. Rear view
Note: as with all low priced concave and convex spokeshaves the radius of the blade does not match exactly the radius of the plane body. For the described purpose this pullshave works well and is a real bargain. For finer work we recommend to tune blade or body.
Blade width 35 mm (1-3/8 inch)
Blade thickness 3 mm (1/8 inch)
Blade radius 25 mm (1 inch)
Total length only 160 mm (6-1/4 inch)
Plane body made of brass
Code 300022CartPrice € 18.90
VERITAS Pullshave
This pullshave was designed for hollowing or recessing an area; for example, shaping and smoothing chair seats.
Comes with A2-steel blade
Blade width 2 inch (50.8 mm)
Blade thickness 1/8 inch (3.2 mm)
Blade radius 3-1/2 inch (88.9 mm)
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This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307848CartPrice € 129.00

A2 Replacement Blade
Code 307849CartPrice € 28.50

PM-V11 Replacement Blade
Code 325346CartPrice € 38.50
CLIFTON Spokeshave no. 550
concave cutter
Blade adjustable
Blade width 52 mm
Code 303770CartPrice € 109.00

Replacement Blade
Code 303708CartPrice € 37.00

Other Types

KUNZ Chamfer Spokeshave no. 65
adjustable fence on both right and left sides ensure good workmanship on rods or reedings
Blade width 38 mm
Code 301603CartPrice € 29.50

Replacement Blade
Code 301677CartPrice € 9.40
KUNZ Cooper’s spokeshave no. 56
Total length 450 mm
flat sole
Weight 0.9 kg
Note: the Cooper's spokeshave is double as long as the other spokeshaves shown here. Click here for size comparison to a standard spokeshave.
Blade width 65 mm
Code 301614CartPrice € 35.00

Replacement Blade
Code 301686CartPrice € 9.80
VERITAS Large Spokeshave
This large spokeshave provides all the utility of the regular spokeshaves – a tight mouth, simple blade-depth adjustment, and very precise machining – but in a larger, more robust package for quick yet controlled stock removal on larger scale work. More ...
Total length 18-1/2 inch (470 mm)
flat sole
Blade width 1-5/8 inch (67 mm)
A2 steel blade
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307732CartPrice € 93.00

Replacement Blade A2 Steel
Code 307733CartPrice € 23.50

Replacement Blade PM-V11 Steel
Code 307737CartPrice € 36.50
VERITAS Beading Tool
Hand beading, fluting or reeding in hard or soft woods is easy with this new beading tool. Using one of the standard cutters or one that you custom shape, you can put fine detail in furniture quickly and accurately. Supplied with a 3/32" radius single-point cutter and five blank cutters. Since both ends of each cutter can be used, this gives you a dozen possibilities. More ...

Beading Tool with one single-point cutter and five blank cutters
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 307723CartPrice € 75.00

Single Point Cutter (1 piece)
Currently not in stock!
Code 307724Cart
Price € 4.50

Set of 3 Beading Cutters
Code 307725CartPrice € 10.50

Set of 3 Fluting Cutters
Currently not in stock!
Code 307726Cart
Price € 10.50

Set of 2 Reeding Cutters
Code 307727CartPrice € 8.50

Blank Cutter (1 piece)
Code 307728CartPrice € 2.50
VERITAS Chair Devils
Chair devils are wonderful tools for final shaping and smoothing of round parts such as chair spindles and posts. The specially shaped scraper blade rounds the workpiece, removing any spokeshave marks.

Available in three sizes: the 1/2" (12.7 mm) diameter for spindles, the 7/8" (22.2 mm) diameter for rungs, and the 1-1/4" (31.8 mm) diameter for legs and posts, as well as canoe paddle shafts.

The machined steel bodies are fitted with bubinga handles shaped for comfort and control when either pulling or pushing. The machined toe and the two thumbscrews are solid brass. The high-carbon steel blades are 0.040" (1.0 mm) thick, hardened to Rc48-52, and come with a finely ground 45° cutting edge.
Full instructions included.
These tools are a joy to use and are an excellent companion for spokeshave use.

Chair Devil 1/2 inch VERITAS
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Currently not in stock!
Code 308720Cart
Price € 59.00

Repl. Blade 1/2 inch
Code 308721CartPrice € 10.90

Chair Devil 7/8 inch VERITAS
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 308722CartPrice € 59.00

Repl. Blade 7/8 inch
Code 308723CartPrice € 10.90

Chair Devil 1-1/4 inch VERITAS
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 308724CartPrice € 59.00

Repl. Blade 1-1/4 inch
Code 308725CartPrice € 10.90
VERITAS Scraper Shave
The Veritas scraper shave is a versatile small scraper suitable for small-scale work, fine detailing, or any application where a normal scraping plane would be too large.

The design of the tool allows a controlled scraping action that effectively smoothes the workpiece. Can be used as a companion tool with the above chair devils for smoothing of non-round chair parts such as crest rails, arm bows and seat blank edges.

Similar in construction to the chair devils, it has a machined steel body, comfortable bubinga handles, and a solid brass machined toe and thumbscrews.

The high-carbon steel blade is 0.040" (1 mm) thick, 1-5/8" (41.2 mm) wide, and hardened to Rc48-52, with a 45° cutting edge that can be readily burnished to create a long-lasting hook.

Full instructions included.

VERITAS Scraper Shave 1-5/8 inch
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 308726CartPrice € 59.00

Repl. Blade 1-5/8 inch
Code 308727CartPrice € 10.90
VERITAS Chairmaker's Scraper
While this chairmaker's scraper was designed primarily for chairmakers' use, it can be used for any other scraping task in the shop. The appeal of this tool is that it can be used as is for scraping flat surfaces with the included straight blade. The blade is 1-21/32" (42 mm) wide

For scraping round pieces, additional blades are available: three concave shapes in 1/2", 7/8" and 1-1/4" diameters and one convex (1-1/2" radius). The straight blade could also be ground to a specific shape.

All blades are made from 0.060" (1.6 mm) thick high-carbon steel. The machined cast steel body is fitted with a large rear handle and a front knob of bubinga.

VERITAS Chairmaker's Scraper
This item we ship only within the European Union!
Code 308730CartPrice € 59.00

Repl. Blade straight
Code 308731CartPrice € 10.90

Concave Blade Radius 1/2 inch (12.7 mm)
Code 308732CartPrice € 11.90

Concave Blade Radius 7/8 inch (22.2 mm)
Code 308733CartPrice € 11.90

Concave Blade Radius 1-1/4 inch (31.8 mm)
Code 308734CartPrice € 11.90

Convexe Blade Radius 1-1/2 inch (38.1 mm)
Blade left on picture with 4 blades.
Code 308735CartPrice € 11.90

Set of 4 Optional Blades
3 x concave, 1 x convexe
Code 308736CartPrice € 32.90

Cabinet Scrapers

KUNZ Cabinet Scraper No. 80
The blade has the same shape as a scraper and should be sharpened like a scraper
Bevel 90°
Blade width 70 mm
Code 301604CartPrice € 29.90

Replacement Blade
Code 301605CartPrice € 5.90
VERITAS Cabinet Scraper
This cabinet scraper is a very useful and versatile tool. Used in place of a much heavier belt sander, it can clean a dirty workbench top, remove dried glue and smooth a panel or tricky grain table top efficiently, leaving behind a surface free of tear-out, digs or gouges.
Bevel 45°
Blade width 70 mm (2-3/4 inch)
Code 307923CartPrice € 72.00

Replacement Blade
Code 307924CartPrice € 11.90
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