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3/4" Shoulder Plane (TS Blade)

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AUD $205.00 each

This gidgee 3/4" Shoulder Plane is 178mm long x 3/4" wide x 60mm high.
Weighs 0.6 Kg and has a 3/16" thick x 3/4" wide Tool steel blade hardened to Rc 62-64.

It has a 60 degrees blade angle for planing or 90 degrees for scraping. Used for the clean up the shoulders of tenons across the grain or a rebate with the grain. Can reverse the blade for use as a scraper on cranky grain.

Below is a review on our Shoulder plane from a happy customer -

" The shoulder plane came in yesterday and my son just brought it over. I've been down in the shop to do a quick ovolo to check out the plane. It is just fabulous! Using it for the pre-moulding plane cuts, it works better than a rebate because the lack of extension of the blade beyond the sides of the mouth completely eliminate any chance of marring the adjacent surface. And unlike my Record shoulder plane, it doesn't weigh a ton and so is a real pleasure to use.

The fineness of the mouth puts the Record to shame! And as with the rest of your planes, it is the most easily adjustable plane with a wedge that I have ever used.

As another quick note on the shoulder plane:  As I indicated, I have been using it in lieu of a rebate plane for creating the rebates and tracks needed for the moulding planes to follow.  One thing I didn’t notice right away is that, unlike a traditional shoulder plane (like the Record or Stanley versions or any version with a traditional design), your shoulder plane NEVER clogs the escapement, but beautifully spits out the chips.  As you may know, traditional shoulder planes are difficult to use in lieu of a rebate because they tend to clog the escapement.  Bottom line:  I’ve decided to give up on rebate planes, and will in due course be adding different widths of your should planes to my tool kit.

I'm in heaven! Thanks. "

- Ed Einowski

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Terry, Thank you for the smoothing plane (HSS) and the trying plane (TS). I have just finished a dining table in blackwood and silky oak and the customer is drooling over the finish (so am I), thanks to your planes. I think the expected saving in sandpaper will cover the capital cost in no time at all. My next purchase is likely to be a spoke shave: probably the curved sole but I would appreciate any thoughts you have on the pros and cons. I might also get a spare tool steel blade for the smoothing plane (the HSS blade is taking me a long time to re-hone). I notice you will be at the Melbourne Timber and Working With Wood Show in October. Is this a good time to purchase or is it better to order on the web? Thanks again for superbly crafted equipment. Bill Hunter