Record Spokeshave - No. 0152 / 0152R

record spokeshave 0152 / 0152R
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Record Spokeshave 0152 Review By: I.Ball

Category: Old Spokeshaves

Manufacturer: Record

Tool Type: Spokeshave

Model No: 0152 / 0152R


The Record 0152 / 0152R spokeshaves were adjustable spokeshaves made in two versions, one with a flat sole / straight bottom and one with a curved sole / round bottom.

The version with the flat sole was advertised as the Record 0152 whereas the curved sole version was advertised as the Record 0152R; with the 'R' indicating the spokeshave has a 'Round bottom'.

The 0152 spokeshave is almost identical to the Record 0151 spokeshave with the difference being the 0152 has straight handles.

record red spokeshave 0152 / 0152R

- The Record 0152 spokeshave body is made from grey iron with a blue japanning finish.

The Record 0152 / 0152R spokeshaves are 10 inch long adjustable spokeshaves. The 0152 / 0152R are advertised as adjustable due to the spokeshave having a fine adjustment mechanism.

The blade can be accurately adjusted by turning the two knurled nuts situated just above the top of the blade. Each nut moves the blade on that respective side upwards or downwards as the nut is turned.

The blade is secured in position by placing the bottom eye of the lever cap through the securing screw and then sliding the lever cap downwards so the securing screw is positioned in the top eye of the lever cap.

Once the lever cap is in position and the blade is in the required position, the lever cap is locked in place by turning and locking the knurled locking nut located at the top of the lever cap. This process is reversed for removing / loosening the lever cap and blade.

record spokeshave 0152 / 0152R

The handles on the 0152 are a straight handle design.

Each handle has a circular hole cut in the end to allow the tool to be hung from a hook in the workshop.

The Record 0152 with its flat sole / straight bottom is suitable for a number of fine shaving applications including on convex curved edges.

The Record 0152R with a curved sole / round bottom is also suitable for a number of fine shaving applications but is especially suited to concave curved edges.

The tool can be used by pushing or pulling the shave to produce fine shavings.

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.

Spokeshave Construction

cast iron

Blade Adjusters:

Spokeshave finish:

Spokeshave Dimensions

record spokeshave 0152 / 0152R blade

254mm (10 inch)

Cutter Bed:
45 degrees

Mouth Width:
56mm (2 1/4 inch)

321g (11oz)

Record Spokeshave Blade / Cutter

Cutter: tungsten steel

Cutter Width: 54mm (2 1/8 inch)

Slot Width: 10mm (3/8 inch)

Spokeshave Markings

"Record No 0152" - found on the spokeshave lever cap face.

"No 0152" - found on the rear of the spokeshave.

Manufactured Dates

? - ?

Spokeshave Also Known As

Record adjustable spoke-shaves
Record 0152 spoke-shaves
Record straight spoke-shave


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