Veritas - Spokeshave - Flat BaseVERTSPKSHVFL
Veritas - Spokeshave - Flat Base has been designed for smooth, effective, chatter free shaping of chair spindles, panel edges, paddles and tool handles.
The 3.2mm(1/8") thick A2 steel blade, machined lever cap and blade bed achieve chatter free cutting in virtually all conditions. The ductile cast iron body is fitted with Bubinga handles, shaped for comfort and control. The toe serves as a thumb rest allowing the user to choke up on the body to attain exceptional control for fine work. Twin adjustment wheels quickly and accurately control cut depth and skew and shims let you adjust the mouth opening as needed.
The concave spokeshave is popular with chair and paddle makers, with a 45 degree bed angle and a sole radius of 33.3mm (1 5/16"), it is the first choice for a wide range of jobs from small spindles to large oars.
Each spokeshave weighs about 450g (12 oz) and is 267mm (10.5") long overall.
Veritas offer a kit which allows you to make custom handles for any of the three spokeshaves. The kit includes brass washers, hanger bolts, a mandrel for lathe mounting and assembly, plus detailed instructions.
Veritas Spokeshave Instructions
Very pleased with this purchase, as I expected to be, as I have a couple of other Veritas tools and they are a very good.
This spokeshave is a breeze to use, and even my seven year old niece enjoyed it and found it easy (she made a spatular with a bit of help).
The build quality is excellent. The balance is good and there is enough weight. What I particularly liked was the adjustment mechanism to control the cut; very fast and precise.
I have only owned an old Stanley spokeshave before so I don't have an opinion against other good makes, but I would certainly recommend the Veritas to anyone.
All Veritas products I have purchased are both reasonably priced and high quality. I particularly like using the spoke shave as it lends itself to more creative shaping. Comfortable handle size and engineered for ease of use.
I had bought the flat and curved base spokeshaves together and I must say they are brilliant to use. Quick to set up with brass screw adjustment, which you can make micro adjustments just as the same with using older spokeshaves by tapping. The handle has a great feel, lovely to work with and they just look the business.
Shipping - our service is free on orders over £85 and only £5.95 on orders under £85 within the UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands!
We aim to dispatch all orders placed before 2pm Monday-Friday on the same working day.
We do not process orders over the weekend, so if you place your order after 2pm on Friday and throughout the weekend, we will send it to you on Monday.
Standard UK Service is UPS Standard, or Royal Mail (either First Class or Tracked & Signed for) and costs £5.95 (non-UK mainland and remote areas may take a little longer).
On rare occasions, extra shipping charges may apply when delivering to non-UK mainland and remote areas and our Sales team will contact you on receipt of your order.
UK Mainland, Northern Ireland, Highlands & Islands Delivery
For order values under £85, delivery is £5.95 and for orders over £85 delivery is free of charge, and will be shipped using our Standard Service.
UK Offshore Delivery
Channel Islands and Isle of Man - £19.95 on all orders
All European orders are subject to our Standard European Shipping Charge of £14.95.
Orders are sent using UPS Standard, or Tracked & Signed For Royal Mail. Delivery times may vary – please allow up to 7 days depending on your region. We ship to the following countries:-
Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden.
Norway, Switzerland & Greece
Standard Charge £19.95 on all orders.
If your country is not covered by these shipping options, please contact us to get a quote.
Collection from Wood Workers Workshop.
If you prefer you can collect your order from us at Wood Workers Workshop (by pre-arranged appointment, Mon-Fri 09:00-4:30) to save on delivery costs; please contact us to arrange.