Hand Tools Archive
Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
When a spoke have is too slow and a band saw doesn't work, the spoke shave might work for stock removal. In experienced hands, eg. Curtis Buchannan, it is a surprisingly precise tool for refined work. In my hands it makes wood go away quickly, and mostly reliably.
But I think answers to questions like you posed reveal themselves while pursuing doing something. Have a well stocked "tool box" and go make stuff. When the need arises find something in the tool box that does the job. Likely what you find will differ from what I find, and for that reason me offering advice may not be useful.
It is told that the now famous Brian Boggs used a sharpened screw driver to cut chair mortises when he was a poor lad starting out, for that was the best tool he had on hand for the task.