This spokeshave represents a collaboration between Lie-Nielsen Toolworks
and Kentucky’s Master Chair Maker, Brian Boggs. It
is a solid, hefty tool, weighing in at 12 oz. It is 10” long,
with a 1” wide flat sole and a 2” wide blade, and
is designed for fine, precise shaping work in all woods. It is also
available with a curved sole.
The blade has a 25° bevel and is bedded at 40° to the
sole, bevel down. This tool is set up to take thin shavings (maximum
.008-.010” or so). A tool with a large mouth will
not perform as well on finish cuts. If you need a heavier cut, the tool
can be easily modified by filing a chamfer on the leading edge of the
mouth to allow a bigger shaving to pass.
The blade comes ready to use. Slight additional honing will increase
performance. A secondary bevel of up to 5 degrees helps
achieve a razor edge quickly. This also improves edge life in
hardwoods. For more information on advanced sharpening we
suggest David Charlesworth’s DVD Hand Tool Techniques Part 1:
The easiest way to adjust the depth of cut is to lay the sole on a flat
wood surface, loosen the cap and advance the blade until it touches the
wood evenly. Tighten the cap screw. This should produce a thin shaving.
If not, or if more cut is desired, either repeat with a paper shim
under the front edge of the sole, or tap the back of the blade gently
with a small hammer.
The approximately 5” radius on the curved sole is intended
for inside curves. The sole can be modified by the user for tighter
Manganese Bronze Body and Cap, Brass Thumbscrew. Heartwood hickory
The blade is A-2 tool steel hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically
treated and double tempered. Our heat treating technique ensures that
the blade will take and hold a very fine edge for a long time. After
heat treating, the blade is fully surface ground on the top, back, and
cutting edge, giving a smooth, flat surface that will take a mirror
finish very quickly.
Polish the bronze parts with any good brass polish or enjoy the patina
that develops with age and use. Oil the blade to prevent rust.
Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool.
Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if
you ever have a problem using your tool.
Proposition 65 Notice: Bronze and brass alloys contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.