Reconditioning a Spokeshave - Stanley #151 Comes Back to Life!

Knife maker Walter Sorrells takes a detour into woodworking tools to spiff up a rusty old spokeshave. The spokeshave is a tool closely related to the plane which is used for shaping rounded objects like chair spindles, wagon wheel spokes, etc. Simple, quick project!

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A mitre saw allows you making tilted cross cuts.

Allow us take a basic instance of a photo framework. You have a lengthy item of spokeshave that you intend to cut into 4 pieces to earn up the framework. However instead of just signing up with the pieces together so they are straightened at 90 degrees to each other, you like to make a mitre joint.

What is a mitre joint? When you bevel the 2 items to be attached with each other so that they meet at an angle, it is. When it comes to our photo framework, 45 levels is an appropriate angle. Think of a picture structure you have seen lately as well as you ought to discover that the majority of them are made in this way.

Why Make A Mitre Joint?

In general, a mitre joint is thought about an eye-catching joint, specifically for frameworks (photo or otherwise). When the deepness of the joint becomes greater then more powerful choices such as syncs could be taken into consideration.

Sometimes a pipe is signed up with making use of a mitre saw to develop the joint. In some such situations there may also be nothing else feasible alternative.

Handbook Mitre Saw

This features a steel base into which a backsaw is located and also has the ability to easily revolve. A backsaw is utilized due to the fact that this allows for greater precision in reducing.

The base has vice clamps onto which you could safeguard your item of timber. Assisting poles then enable you to take care of the angle at which you wish to saw. This is a really similar idea to the initial "mitre box".

Mitre Box

The mitre box precedes the hands-on mitre saw but the concept is similar.

It is nothing more than an open ended as well as open top box with slots cut in it. It is generally constructed from timber or plastic.

The suggestion is that you place your piece of timber inside package then position your saw via the guides as well as begin to reduce. The guides are usually set at 45 and 90 degrees. Some designs showcase 60 levels, 30 degrees as well as other much less typical angles.

It excels practice to secure your work to a bench but if you are cutting little items after that you can frequently do without.

Powered Mitre Saw

The above tools are usually only good for making image frames as well as comparable constructions.

For bigger applications you could discover it much more reliable to make use of a power device. The price of such tools has gone down substantially in the last couple of years.

A powered mitre saw generally features an aluminium base over which is installed a round saw. The saw can be revolved around the base and locked right into setting at whatever angle you choose.

A selection of different versions are offered on the market. The most basic is a gliding saw. The saw has the ability to move along a rail and this implies that it could cut to larger than its very own size. One more popular variation is a compound saw. This enables you to not just angle your cut but additionally to tilt the blade at the same time.


Instead of simply joining the pieces with each other so they are aligned at 90 degrees to each various other, you favor to make a mitre joint.

What is a mitre joint? This is a very similar concept to the original "mitre box".

The suggestion is that you place your piece of spokeshave inside the box and also then place your saw through the overviews and start to reduce. The saw is able to glide along a rail and also this implies that it could reduce to larger than its own size.
Knife maker Walter Sorrells takes a detour into woodworking tools to spiff up a rusty old spokeshave. The spokeshave is a tool closely related to the plane which is used for shaping rounded objects like chair spindles, wagon wheel spokes, etc. Simple, quick project!More at:Tactix Armory: http://www.tactixarmory.comSword making videos: http:...