The Clifton 500 is a serious production tool; equally happy taking heavy cuts to establish a shape, or taking more delicate shavings to refine a surface
Clifton Spokeshaves are made from virtually unbreakable spheridal graphite/malleable iron; the surfaces are finished and polished to give maximum comfort in the hand; the weight and balance permits the Spokeshave to sit firmly on the wood so that only a stroking action is required to make them cut. The firm seating and fine adjustment allow the woodworker to make delicate nuances in the weight of cut.
Available in either a Concave (550) or Convex (500) version. Spare cutters are also available.
The Concave Spokeshave may be used instead of a draw knife to chamfer square timber, but is more often used as a delicate tool by furniture makers to shape on curves e.g. carbriole legs or for blending in cuved surfaces made by machine - such as posts and stair rails.
The Convex Spokeshave is the counterpart to the concave model and is essential for recessed work.
Both Spokeshaves have a length of 10", a weight of 15oz and a curve of 2.1/2" dia.