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NATIONAL WORKSHOP: Make Your Own Spokeshave - Rusty Tchernis

Making your own spokeshave with our Guest National Speaker, Rusty Tchurnis.

In this class, Rusty will guide you through taking a block of Jatoba wood and transforming it into a useful shop tool. Taking a template, you will transfer it to your block of wood, and begin shaping it using a combination of saw and chisel work. Once it begins to resemble a spokeshave, you will then work on aligning and mating the Hock blade to it. Finally, the class will wrap with finishing work such as shaping and smoothing the handle, personal ornamentation, and discussion about what to use to protect the spokeshave from rust and wear.

The cost of materials is NOT included in the registration fee.  The materials cost is $50 which is payable to Rusty Tchurnis upon entry to this workshop.

This class is limited to 10 participants at St Michaels Woodshop on 691 Paul Boulevard.

Tools required include:

¼ inch chisel

¾ chisel

Half round rasp and files

Fine tooth saw


Marking knife

Combination square




Please bring along what you have to share with others.

Saturday, January 20, 2024, 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada) (UTC-05:00)
St. Michael's Woodshop
691 St. Paul St
Rochester, NY  14605

Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
Norman Erwin
Jim Stenger
National Workshop
Registration is required before Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 12:00 AM
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