- a cutting tool having a blade set between two handles, originally for shaping spokes, but now in general use for dressing curved edges of wood and forming round bars and shapes.
Origin of spokeshave
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Allowance should be made for this and the surplus removed with a spokeshave.Handwork in Wood
Quite so,” shoved in Spokeshave again in his parrot fashion; “quite so, sir.
Just what I said to Spokeshave, sir, before I came down to call you awhile ago.
I am not so well informed as you are concerning the dramatic world, Spokeshave.
Put the stick in your bench vise, and shape it with a spokeshave.
- a small plane with two handles, one on each side of its blade, used for shaping or smoothing cylindrical wooden surfaces, such as spokes
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