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Spokeshaves May be Pushed or Pulled

Each low-angle and standard-angle spokeshaves are finesse instruments, and with a bit of observe, they’re a pleasure to make use of. They’re equally suited to being pushed or pulled with the grain in both a straight or skewed place. When pushing or pulling the shave, work with the grain. On a concave floor, which means beginning on the ends and dealing down­hill towards the center. On a convex floor, work from the center towards the ends.

When pushing the shave (above), place your thumbs on the again, simply behind the blade, your index fingers on the highest entrance edge, and your different fingers on the handles. Use your index fingers to push down the entrance of the shave and your thumbs to energy the shave by way of the reduce.

When pulling the shave (above), transfer your index fingers to the again to energy the shave and exert stress on the entrance together with your thumbs to maintain the shave regular within the reduce.

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