The spokeshave is used by the pattern maker for shaping and rounding out small curves, either convex or concave, which cannot be reached with the circular plane. It can be found in a great variety of styles, either in metal, as shown in Fig. 39, or in wood. The all-wood boxwood spokeshave illustrated in Fig. 40, without brass facing or screw adjustment, is to be preferred to all others for the pattern maker's use, especially for working pine or other soft wood.
Fig. 39. Iron Spokeshave.
Fig. 40. Wooden Spokeshave.