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- n. Plural form of spokeshave.
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When Ricky moved into my Upper West Side apartment 10 years ago, he had old-school hand tools: augers, planes, gimlets, awls, spokeshaves -- nothing that needed gas or electricity.
Blades are shaped with draw-knives, spokeshaves and wooden block planes, their shoulders blended into the rubber-sprung Sarawak split cane handles with a thin blade.
The Art of Fine Tools (Taunton. $37) photographs clapboard planes and hand adzes, British spokeshaves and Japanese ryoba saws as lavishly and seductively as a display of tarts in Martha Stewart Living.
This time he is worried about our culture's new- found reluctance to DO all the old physical things: I remember being a ten-year-old myself, spending hours watching my next-door neighbor, a butcher by trade but an amateur cabinet-maker by inclination, manipulating his saws, planes, chisels, and spokeshaves.
Oakum caulking was teased and hammered into place with wooden mallets, pitch was boiled in pots in the engine room - nobody wanted to risk the beach - and planes and spokeshaves trimmed fine curls of wood for a neat fit.
The Mills brace, together with other award-winning tools of the company -- drawknives, screwdrivers, and spokeshaves -- is preserved in the collections of the Smithsonian
I'm going to leave nice little chisels and spokeshaves and smoothing planes, and mend up the pigsty; it needs it badly, and so does the cow-shed.