Clifton Spokeshave - Round - No. 650

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Clifton Round Spokeshave Review By: I.Ball

Category: Spokeshaves

Manufacturer: Thomas Flinn & Co

Tool Type: Spokeshave

Model No: 650

This Clifton spokeshave review is of the Clifton round spokeshave, number 650.

For the core details of the Clifton round spokeshave please see the Clifton flat spokeshave no. 600

The Clifton flat and round spokeshaves are identical other than the shape of the soles.

The curved sole / round bottom of the Clifton 650 round spokeshave is suitable for a number of fine shaving and shaping applications, primarily on concave curved edges.

The shallow curve has a curvature of approximately 5 inches (radius).


Spokeshave Construction

clifton 650 round spokeshave

malleable iron

Blade Adjusters:

Spokeshave finish:

Construction Origin:
Sheffield, England


Spokeshave Dimensions

clifton round spokeshave

245mm (9 5/8 inch)

Sole Width:
80mm (3 1/4 inch)

Sole Radius:
125mm (5 inch) approx.

Cutter Bed:
45 degrees

Clifton Spokeshave - Round Blade / Cutter

Cutter: O1 tool steel, cryogenically treated

Cutter Width: 51mm (2 inch)


Spokeshave Markings

"Clifton" - found on the lever cap face.

"Clifton" - found on the underside of one arm.

"England" - found on the underside of the other arm.


Manufactured Dates

2016 - current day


Spokeshave Also Known As

New Clifton spoke-shave 650
Clifton curved spoke-shave 650
Clifton curved wood shave 650
Clifton round wood shaving tool


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