Edward Preston Spokeshave - No. 1377

preston spokeshave 1377
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Edward Preston Spokeshave 1377 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Spokshaves

Manufacturer: Edward Preston

Tool Type: Spokeshave

Model No: 1377

This Edward Preston spokeshave is referred to as the 1377 due to an early Edward Preston tool catalogue reference. The spokeshave itself doesn’t have a model number marked on it.

The spokeshave is a 7 inch wide, non-adjustable spokeshave with decorative straight arms and a decorative lever cap branded with the Edward Preston name.

The spokeshave was made from cast iron and coated in a nickel plating. The nickel plating gave the spokeshave a bright finish while protecting the shave from rusting.

Due to the age of these spokeshaves it is common to find these with some loss, even complete loss of plating.



preston spokeshave 1377

This spokeshave is classed as a non-adjustable spokeshave due to there being no fine adjustment mechanism for adjusting the blade.

The 44mm (1 3/4 inch) wide blade on this Preston spokeshave is manually placed in position by hand.

The blade is secured in place with either the use of a screw or a thumb screw. The spokeshave was advertised with either option.

The Edward Preston spokeshave 1377 has a curved sole / round bottom suitable for fine shaping and shaving applications especially for working concave curved edges.

The tool can be used by pushing or pulling the shave, usually it is used by pushing the shave.

The spokeshave is usually used with the cutter set in the bevel-down position with a good sharp edge. The cutter edge shouldn’t be set too far out that it creates too thick-a-cut or wedges and not too far in that it barely takes a shaving.

As with nearly all tools it is important to regularly sharpen the blade to ensure a sharp edge is always in use; in doing so it will create far better results and a lot less frustration.


1.

Spokeshave Dimensions

preston spokeshave 1377

Length:
178mm (7 inch)

Edward Preston Chamfer Shave 1377 Blade / Cutter

Cutter Width: 44mm (1 3/4 inch)


2.

Spokeshave Markings

"E.Preston & Sons" - found on the lever cap face.

3.

Manufactured Dates

? - ?

4.

Spokeshave Also Known As

Edward Preston 1377 spoke-shave

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