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Spokescraper

Price: £100.00 plus shipping

This tool is designed to refine flat and convex surfaces, such as the sides of Windsor chair seats, after the use of a spokeshave or rasp. The spokescraper is particularly effective on end-grainand works very well on hardwoods, such as ash. It will create a surface that required a minimum of sanding. The spokescraper is also excellent at producing a great surface on spindles and steam bent parts of a chair.

The spokescraper is made from naval brass and Delrin (a high density engineering polymer).

This tool has been developed in response to the need to produce high quality surfaces quickly and easily, sometimes on difficult wood, and has been very popular with students that have used prototypes.

The blade is set by tapping it from above with a hammer. It can be removed for sharpening by tapping the upside-down tool on the bench to release the wedge. The spokescraper is complementary to the spokeshave and is not designed to replace it.

The blade is sharpened in the same way as a card scraper and a burr can be created on both sides of the blade allowing it to be flipped over when the first burr loses sharpness. Resharpening takes a matter of minutes and about three sharpenings should be possible between the regrinding of the edge. This latter takes just minutes.
Videos will be produced shortly showing all these simple processes.

The tool is supplied with the blade sharpened on two sides. It should be useable straight out of the box, provided shipping knocks have not altered the position of the blade.

"I have your deluxe travisher, which is excellent, and your traviscraper, which is even more excellent. I've just received your spokescraper and it's off the scale excellent. I’ve always struggled with scrapers in general but I've just tried it on a spindle I was shaping that was causing problems for my normal spokeshave. Really good on one side of the spindle but bad tearout on the opposite side. Your spokescraper was simply amazing. I've never taken so quickly to a tool. Really really fantastic. Stunning to look at also, well balanced and comfortable in the hand. Very well done."

MA,
Glasgow, Feb. 2021

Price: £100.00 plus shipping

Chair Making Courses

No previous experience is necessary to successfully complete a Windsor chair making course and yet experienced woodworkers will still be fully challenged. Individual guidance and assistance will be provided as appropriate, and every effort will be made to ensure a rewarding and enjoyable course.

Chair Making Book

Written by James Mursell, this book was the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. It was written with a broad readership in mind and is aimed at existing Windsor chair makers and also at those who are contemplating making their first chair.

Youtube Videos

Ben Orford makes the blades for my travishers.

Watch his short video about this great tool and the uses it can be put to.

Tool Testimonials

“This tool is phenomenal. I bought two, one for myself and another for my Windsor chairmaker instructor. Compared to the other travishers I have used, yours is very good to work with and everyone who has tried it loves it. I just ordered a second one and your two spokeshaves which I trust will be as enjoyable to use. Thanks again for making such great tools.” LG (USA) 2015

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