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Small Spokeshave

Based on the same general design as the Medium Spokeshave, this little tool can do almost everything its larger brother can, but it excels at taking fine cuts to create accurate shapes.

The Ron Hock blade is micro-adjustable with an Allen key, and there is no need to remove the blade as in some shaves.

The tool is made with almost 1/4" of depth adjustment. This means that the nose can be planed flat many times before running out of adjustment. This should only be an occasional operation as the hard maple is very hard-wearing. Even with very hard use, the tool will last for many years.

The wood is Hard Maple, overall length, 7.5" and blade length, 1.5".

Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Small Spokeshave


Medium Spokeshave

While the traditional spokeshave shape is attractive, it is time consuming to make, and not particularly ergonomic. Past students will remember being encouraged not to grip the handles of their spokeshaves with their fists, but to use their fingertips to hold the tool nearer to the centre.

The new design, made at The Windsor Workshop, encourages this approach by eliminating the distinct handles, making it easier to pull and push using the fingertips. The tool has a Ron Hock (A2 steel) blade with threaded posts, which can be tightened with the knurled brass knobs on top of the tool.

For adjustment there are two grub screws which are accessible adjacent to the brass knobs, which can be adjusted in and out with an Allen key. The blade is pulled up onto the grub screw with the brass knobs.

This is a superior tool that will give just as good results on end-grain elm, as on green oak.

Shavings, as with the travisher, are expelled through a slot in the top of the tool, leaving the back entire, and comfortable for the fingers when pushing and pulling.

The tool is made with a great depth of adjustment, allowing for the nose (in front of the blade) to be planed flat (or round) many times over its life. The hard maple wears very well and you will have to adjust the nose perhaps twice a year, and that is on tools being used hard every week.

The wood is Hard Maple, overall length, 9" and blade length, 2.75". 

Price: 75.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

Medium Spokeshave


The Windsor Workshop Chairmakers Travisher
Ref: WST

Used after the adze and scorp, the travisher can remove wood quickly to create the final shape; but it can also produce very fine shavings, and a surface needing a minimum of scraping and sanding. This unique design is very comfortable to use. The thumbs which do most of the work press on the full-width wooden back, which is unencumbered with screws or gaps as found on alternative makes. The shavings are freely expelled through the large slot in the top of the tool.

Radius: 4.75" approx.

Prices incl VAT

Price: 105.00 (Including VAT at 20%)

The Windsor Workshop Chairmakers Travisher


Windsor Chairmaking

This book is the first new book about the making and design of Windsor chairs for over 10 years. James Mursell has written it with a broad readership in mind. It is aimed not only at existing Windsor chairmakers but also at those who are perhaps contemplating making their first chair.

Detailed plans are included for two English and two American chairs. It is also aimed at those who are interested in both English and American Windsor chairs - dealing with them together throughout the book for the first time.

Those who wish to make chairs in the same way that they were made in the 18th century will find Chapter 7 particularly interesting, as it discusses the lessons to be learned from the toolmarks left by an English maker on a chair dating from around 1750.

Finally Chapter 8 covers design and looks at the subtle messages that can be sent out by a chair which can be interpreted in the same way as human body language.

The book had 192 pages and is filled with colour photographs and line drawings throughout.

Chapter headings;

* Introduction
* Historical background
* Materials, equipment and tools
* Processes and techniques
* Two English chairs including plans
* Two American chairs including plans
* Lessons from the past
* Body language of chairs: shape and design
* Other Windsor furniture

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Price: 19.95

Windsor Chairmaking


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