"Ok, for my first one I used what I had, a stanley tools sureform with a convex blade. It worked great I shaped a cherry neck from a block of 1 3/4" x 1 3/4". I have since added an antique stanley spoke shave (from when they were made well)…"
"Spokeshave is the way to go - after hacking and sanding a few necks i was tempted by other builders to try one, and when i did i found it a very satisfying experience and had to stop as i was running out of wood...! (-;
...seriously, if you get used…"
"Hello Righteous... There are alot of guys using a spoke shaver to form their necks, Some use a electric sander with some 60 or 80 grit paper. But myself I love to use a full sheet of 60 grit paper and roll around 1/2 inch wooden dowel and rough sand…"
"No worries! I was so glad for the help I got when I started. No point being on here if not helping, exchanging, getting inspired.
I use hardwood (ash) which is just the hardwood we get at our hardware outlets. What we have here in Oz is 42mm x 19mm.…"
Been watching you for a while & listening in, man you guys are inspirational !
Made a mean Diddley Bow (I'll vid you l8r). Built up my workshop from scratch, gotta bench, various tools.Now I'm about to go for my…"