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A drawknife of a design originally used for shaping spokes, now used for making rounded edges.
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(Tools) a small plane with two handles, one on each side of its blade, used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces, such as spokes
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a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, used for dressing curved edges of wood and forming round bars and shapes.
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A small drawknife with a blade only about three inches long that was intended to be used in making wagon spokes and other rounded items.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.spokeshave - a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)
carpenter's plane, woodworking plane, plane - a carpenter's hand tool with an adjustable blade for smoothing or shaping wood; "the cabinetmaker used a plane for the finish work"
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[ˈspəʊkʃeɪv] Nraedera f
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nSchabhobel m, → Speichenhobel m
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One of the most useful tools for some of the finer carving is a spokeshave. A smaller two-handed, planelike tool, a spokeshave is used for shaping and smoothing wooden rods such as chair legs, canoe paddles, and, not surprisingly, wheel spokes.
17 name bandsaw; 27 13 housekeeper; ACROSS 30 Eclogue; Glutton; Decrepit; of the -set 1 Cryptic: game; plane; 14 Paper; square; 21 Classical; 11 4 Giant Gee; mallet; Apathetic; spokeshave; 6 Double Brahms; Common Crossword Morecambe.
It was never finished, perhaps because of a stone flaw, but is believed to have been used as a spokeshave, to shape handles and such.
Another passing of years and I finally took the time to finish off the edges with spokeshave and sandpaper, and rubbed in a coat of linseed oil.