A bunch of years ago, I bought a Veritas low angle spoke shave to help shape the curved uprights of a book shelf (if I remember correctly; they are laminated lath). But I just could not get it to work, so on a [another] shelf it went. Now, I’m staring at the walls, bored out of my skull, trying to think of something to build. How about another hammer? Sold! I’ll start with a handle so into the wood pile I dive (actually, up a ladder, since most of my wood is stored towards the ceiling) and pull out a branch of mystery pine (it has needles, doesn’t drop them in the winter, isn’t Fir, so it must be pine, right?). It’s soft like petrified wood (OK, maybe cherry or soft maple). And it has an elbow. While looking at the wood, trying to see the handle in it, I remembered that spoke shave, pulled it out and waved it over the wood. Still didn’t work. Adjust the depth. Nope. Adjust some more. Nada. Repeat a few times. Then look at the cutting edge. Eeek! It is actually rolled over so bad it is visible to my naked eye (and I don’t see so good). Put a new edge on and what do you know? It works just like the forums say a spoke shave should work. And it is a ton of fun. I should have tried this sharpening thing years ago, it seems useful.
Hmmm, if I sat at the other side of the vise, I could use it like a shaving horse.