Clifton spokeshaves are made out of virtually unbreakable spheroidal graphite/malleable iron, the surfaces are finished and polished to give maximum comfort in the hand. The weight and balance permits the spokesshaves to sit firmly on the wood so that only a striking action is required to make them cut.. The firm seating and fine adjustment allow the woodworker to make delicate nuances in the weight of cut. These are not inexpensive tools, but neither are they compromised in any way. The concave spokeshaves may be used instead of a drawknife to chamfer square timber, but is more often used as a delicate tool by furniture makers to shape the curves on, for example cabriole legs or for blending in curved surfaces made by machine, such as posts and stair rails. The convex spokeshaves is a counter-part to the concave model, and is essential for recessed work
Stanley of England make a flat bottom and round bottom spokeshave.
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