The Veritas Pullshave was designed for hollowing or recessing an area; for example, shaping and smoothing chair seats. The unique design is the result of taking a convex spokeshave and reconfiguring it with a handle and knob to make it both easier to use and better suited to rigorous work. It will do the work associated with traditional inshaves and travishers. The 3mm(1/8") thick, lapped, A2 tool steel blade, and carefully machined blade bed and cap iron, all combine to produce chatter free cutting. The blade bed angle is 45° and the sole radius is 89mm(3.1/2"). The ductile cast iron body is fitted with a large rear handle and a front knob of hardwood. The twin adjustment thumb wheels quickly and accurately control the depth of cut.
30 January 2017
A badly designed toolI own lots of Veritas tools as I teach woodworking/chairmaking courses. Their spokeshaves and most of their planes great but this Pullshave is a strangely designed and doesn't work at all. If you want to shape out a chair seat buy a Windsor workshop Travisher.