The ordinary form of this is shown in Fig. 21. It consists of a small, narrow blade fitted into a long handle, and is used for planing or shaping purposes on curved surfaces where a plane could not be worked. In the ordinary spokeshave the blade is held in its place by two pegs, part of the blade, which project through the upper part of the stock, and are consequently not seen in the illustration. If two are got, one should be large and the other small, but if only one, the latter will be the more useful of the two. There are many 'improved' spokeshaves, but the old form holds its own.

Fig. 21.   Spokeshave.

Fig. 21. - Spokeshave.