I am one of those guys - but the last few I have used the rasp - I enjoy the rasp. The scream of the router is a real aggravation.
what's wrong with a router? I hate the blisters I get using a spoke shave, especially on hickory necks.... they invented electricity for a reason....
Wichita (a little lazy) Sam
a joy to use , people have said they're expensive but I don't think so, I've had mine since the 60s..
I used a rasp to shape my first neck. Actually it's called a sureform flat mill file. But i've always heard them called rasps. Really can see the benefits of a spoke shave. You can't sharpen a rasp. And the spoke shave is only a few bucks more than the tool I bought. Live and learn. Thanks Nation. So far this is the best place on the net to learn!
If you trawl through the myriad of discussions you`ll fine loads of us who can`t say enough about the joys of a good spokeshave ;) Had mine a few years and love it to bits.
Jeff its just a posh utility knife ;)
What type of spoke shave are you guys using? did a little research and was overwhelmed at all the choices, striate, concave, convex, ect. do you get by with one tool to shape a neck or do you need a few different ones?