American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A drawknife of a design originally used for shaping spokes, now used for making rounded edges.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A wheelwrights' and carpenters' tool, having a plane-bit between two handles, formerly used in shaping wagon-spokes, but now in woodwork of every kind.
- n. A ring with cutting edge attached to a handle, used in certain operations within the cavity of the nose.
- n. A woodworking tool used to shape and smooth rods and shafts - often for use as wheel spokes, chair legs or arrows.
- v. transitive To shape or smooth with a spokeshave.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A kind of drawing knife or planing tool for dressing the spokes of wheels, the shells of blocks, and other curved work.
- n. a small plane that has a handle on each side of its blade; used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces (originally wheel spokes)
- spoke + shave (Wiktionary)
“Litten's carpenter friend Max John Hollingworth, looked up from his spokeshave with perhaps one too many knowing political apercus; and Litten's "weary" catalogue of his father's objections to the new Weimar republic – "To him, it's all atonal music, flat roofs, Bauhaus chairs, the rumba, Otto Dix, negro jazz, Jewish self-assertion" – could have done with the lumps taken out of it.”
“He leaves the steamed components hanging up for a year to dry and season thoroughly, turns the legs on his lathe, hollows out the seats with an adze and a spokeshave, then assembles the chairs.”
“Wednesday, February 18, 2009 10:26:00 PM PST spokeshave says...”
“You would only need a spokeshave, and simple scratch stock, and couple of hand planes.”
“At one point I had the bow by both ends and it probably looked as though I was using a spokeshave on the strings.”
“He worked with a large spokeshave in a wood so hard that it grated and rang like metal.”
“Nonnus used his knife for everything from skinning game to large projects for which the locals would have chosen an axe, a billhook, or a spokeshave.”
“Final shaping is done with a spokeshave (3), if available, and a wood rasp (see page 6).”
“Then, after the outline is drawn, the trough may be gouged, the outline cut with turning-saw, chisel, and spokeshave, and the edges molded with the gouge or chisel.”
“The _pattern-makers spokeshave_, Fig. 119, which has a wooden frame, is better suited to more careful work.”
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