A spokeshave would be a new tool for me to learn and you know what they say about old dogs.
Here I am starting the 1st set of the new profile.
Still square in the photo. Tips are at 1/8" and ends at 5/16". When I round the edges they should slim up a bit.
Wow always something amazing on this forum
I know I am making this a lot more complicated than necessary.
But....I thought if I was able to make a pair that was just right, then I could work out how to do it again and again.
In time after repeating the process I would become more time efficient.
What I have done here is taken one that was profiled with a square cross section. Then I sanded a consistent bevel on each of the corners.
I thought the crisp geometric shape looked a little more refined than just rounding over the corners.
I am having a tough time showing what is going on with the photos.
Much better Randy! The shape of the shaft is entirely up to the artist really.
If you're holding them corectly, they won't roll...round, square or whatever.
Tip no bigger than 2mm for finesse work.
Looks like you need to bring the taper a just tiny bit higher up the shaft...nearing perfection though!
Sign me up for some.
I noticed the one on the left is a bit thicker after the photo.
Still in the sanding stage so I can fix the thickness.
It is tough to see in the photo but these are square with beveled corners instead of rounding over the corners.
I think I am getting closer to what I was trying to do.
They still look a bit chubby in the middle too.
Hard to tell from the photos, but looks promising!
I think I have things worked out right now.
those look good... some will like a slightly finer point, but thats a very good middle of the road
I agree, those look good. Are the large ends squarish?