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Issue 84 Hardware & Supplies Sources

Wood & Brass Spokeshave

Wood & Brass Spokeshave

The items needed for the spokeshave are available in most hardware stores. But you'll need to order a blade and brass bar stock.

I was able to order a 12"-long piece of 5/16" x 1/2" brass bar stock (bof.312x.5) from Metal Express. Brass bar stock (8954K188) is also available from McMaster-Carr but the minimum length is three feet.

The low-angle spokeshave blade (SP062) I used came from Hock Tools. It comes complete with threaded posts and brass knurled knobs. You'll want to be sure to order the larger, 4-7/16"-long blade.

Sources

McMaster-Carr
630-833-0300
mcmaster.com
Metal Express
800-657-0721
metalexpress.net
Hock Tools
888-282-5233
hocktools.com