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    Can someone suggest a decent small spokeshave that won't break the bank. I have been using and old stanley and it works well on guitars but is way too clunky for uke necks. I have been thinking about making one by just buying the 1.5 inch Hock blade. seen here http://www.hocktools.com/SP.htm. Anyone ever do that?

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    I've found the small "Dragon Rasps" from StewMac to be just the tool for myself and all the students going through the shop. Many of them like them so much that they end up getting a set of the coarse and fine for themselves. Handy for all kinds of projects.

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    Oddly enough, I'd check around either antique stores or ebay for some only Stanely items. They tend to be relatively inexpensive.

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    The old wood handle type seemed to work best for me. There is usually a fair number of them on Ebay. That's where I got mine.

    Here's a one that seems nice. http://cgi.ebay.com/Big-Beech-Wood-S...item4cf38a0531
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    Quote Originally Posted by Allen View Post
    I've found the small "Dragon Rasps" from StewMac to be just the tool for myself and all the students going through the shop. Many of them like them so much that they end up getting a set of the coarse and fine for themselves. Handy for all kinds of projects.
    I prefer a Rasp to a spokeshave..as well..So I gave my spokeshave away..never missed it.

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    I looked at the plans at the bottom of the page on the link that you included on your original post. They look pretty good. I made one like that years ago but gave it away. Wish I still had it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doc_J View Post
    The old wood handle type seemed to work best for me. There is usually a fair number of them on Ebay. That's where I got mine.

    Here's a one that seems nice. http://cgi.ebay.com/Big-Beech-Wood-S...item4cf38a0531
    Just did a quick check on ebay (I'm really just trying to put off studying for finals) and I'm amazed at what people call a "spokeshave." Cabinet scrapers, veneer scrapers, drawknives......anything with two handles.

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    I've got one of the smaller of these - I like it a lot. And I liked the price..
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...t=1,50230&ap=1

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob-C View Post
    I've got one of the smaller of these - I like it a lot. And I liked the price..
    http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/pag...t=1,50230&ap=1
    Ditto - this is a great value, although I think if I had the chance again I'd go for the larger of the two. The small one is really small in the hand.

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    That's one of the thngs I like about it - you can get closer into tricky corners with it..

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