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    Default Pneumatic spokeshave?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1DCjR5mjnA


    At the 15 minute and 5 second mark, there's a worker using what appears to me to be a powered spokeshave to shape the blade of a wind turbine. Am I correct in that? I've seen powered planers but a powered spokeshave? Very cool. Probably more accurate than an angle grinder with 36 grit and likely faster as well.
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    Default Re: Pneumatic spokeshave?

    You are obviously correct. This is an air powered spokeshave. Looks like a great too for a big job.
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    Default Re: Pneumatic spokeshave?

    I saw that, and thought "That looks like a boatbuilding tool"
    Could it have spiral knives?

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    fascinating video. Thanks for posting.

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    I know no more about the tool than the video tells us Canoeyawl. I wish I knew more. I'd love to have one of those. I'd buy a compressor with a decent sized tank as well if I needed to to be able to use it. It looks like it can accurately remove signifiant amounts of material with little effort. An electric one would be cool too if pneumatic isn't available. My google fu isn't likely all that strong today so I'm not finding any references to a powered spokeshave like that. Anybody know what it might be called or ever see one before?
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    Stopping the video & looking makes me think it might be basically a small planer head with handles on either side - one side containing an air motor obviously.

    Don't need no stinkin' eye or ear protection either!
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    I noticed that lack of ear and eye protection as well but it doesn't stand out to me all that much from videos that age, nobody wore PPE back then. No helmets or harnesses when climbing on the drum or around overhead cranes.
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    Default Re: Pneumatic spokeshave?

    Quote Originally Posted by Garret View Post
    Stopping the video & looking makes me think it might be basically a small planer head with handles on either side - one side containing an air motor obviously.

    Don't need no stinkin' eye or ear protection either!
    hate to sit that down on your knee
    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Pless View Post
    hate to sit that down on your knee
    Ow! You had to make me picture that, didn't you?
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    I have been thinking about this since I first saw it a few weeks ago.

    A spiral cutter like you could could buy as an "drill attachment" would do the trick. A small die grinder to hold it with a guard/handle extension. It would have to have a small adjustable throat.


    check this little cutter!

    IMG_4087.jpg

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    Someone needs to send that the design department of Bosch, Milwaukee etc etc. I looks a simple tool to make and I think he just uses a slight twist of the wrist to adjust the depth
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    I don't know Jim, that thing is kind of big...


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Mahan View Post
    Seriously?

    I could spokeshave that work just exactly as fast with my regular Stanley 151. I might have to rest for a minute every now and then; the steam-driven spokeshave gonna beat me down, down, down, Lord.

    When John Henry was a little baby, sitting on his mother's knee, he picked up a spokeshave and a little piece of white oak and said, 'spokeshave gonna be the death of me, Lord, Lord.'

    How about a pneumatic toothpick? Get a five gallon tank and clean the dentures without interrupting the work flow.

    Is it April the first?

    Hey, next a pneumatic whackser, so you can whacks on and whacks off, faster. Time is money, right?
    Iíd no idea you were a Spoke Shaving Man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Canoeyawl View Post
    I don't know Jim, that thing is kind of big...

    Oh, thatís just awesome!

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    Default Re: Pneumatic spokeshave?

    I suppose these days you would just load the blank on the 5 axis router and push the button.Each and every one would be the same shape and you could sand out the machine marks while the next blade is being machined.

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    He was wearing a tie.

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    Isn't Pneumatic Spokeshave the name of a German Neumetal band?
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