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Rattie

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Watching some old NYW the other day I noticed Norm had a little plane that put a bevel on the edge of a piece, nice and simple. I found out that these like 15 dollars from Rockler in the US, but I was wondering if anyone knows if something similar is available in the UK.

I tried googling, but just got referred back to Rockler, so I assume if they are available here, they're called something different.

Any clues?

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Martyn
 
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Can you put the Rockler link on, Rattie? So we know what you're on about - I'm not entirely sure, cos if I want a bevel on the edge of stock, I use a block plane. Likewise if I want a radius.
 

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Right oh, heres the link

http://www.rockler.com/findit.cfm?page=5320

As you say a block plane will do the same cut, but the thing I liked about the design was the ability to set a depth of cut. That way you can maintain a bevel size over loads of pieces. Oh and of course the angle is set at 45 degrees without any fuss on the bevel plane.

At that money (peanuts) I'd like to just have them kicking about for finishing. I don't think the occasional specialist tool can hurt :wink:

Cheers

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Got you; here's a radius plane akin to that Rockler one:

http://www.axminster.co.uk/default.asp?part=K5030

Not sure I've seen a chamfer plane like that though; if one's available in UK, no doubt someone will come along shortly with a link to it! If you've got a spare £250, you could always get a Stanley #72!!

http://www.trindersfinetools.co.uk/tlatest.htm

Lee Valley also do a Japanese woodie chamfer plane:

http://www.leevalley.com/wood/page.asp?page=41197&category=1,41182&ccurrency=3&SID=




Edit: oooh, 100 posts!
 

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Cheers,

Interesting to see the different approaches to the task.

Martyn
 

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Martyn,

Can't think of a UK stockist for that one off-hand I'm afraid. Esp "100 posts" Street has nailed the Veritas cornering tools, my first thought; for chamfers, I suppose it's possible even Kunz can't mess that up too much. An attachment for the Veritas low angle block also does chamfers, but I don't think it's available over here.

Chris, nice find. :D I'll take a dozen... :shock:

Cheers, Alf
 

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Alf":1wrh4ife said:
Chris, nice find. :D I'll take a dozen... :shock:
I think this confirms any doubts we had, you really are a c*ll*ct*r, most of us would be happy with one set :wink:
 

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DaveL":15f3ws33 said:
I think this confirms any doubts we had, you really are a c*ll*ct*r, most of us would be happy with one set
Dave,
They are actually different sizes and I am sure that Alf meant she wanted the full set of 1/8 inch to 1 1/2 inches. Unless of course she simply wanted to offer them as prizes for the best jig or something?

A c%^&*(*$r - never!
 

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Well, it sounds like I'm just going to have to try getting one from Rockler, to see what they're like. When I do I'll write it up.

Cheers

Martyn
 

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waterhead37":1872uv68 said:
They are actually different sizes and I am sure that Alf meant she wanted the full set of 1/8 inch to 1 1/2 inches.
Er... yeah, that's right. That's exactly what I meant. Yessir... :roll:

Cheers, Alf
 
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Rattie":s54pv16c said:
Well, it sounds like I'm just going to have to try getting one from Rockler, to see what they're like. When I do I'll write it up.

Cheers

Martyn
I have one of these. It's a SlickPlane made by Woodstock International. I got mine from these folks at a woodworking show. (Yes, I do buy a new tool occasionally!)

The Rockler ad makes it seem like you need different planes for radius and chamfer but the cutters are interchangable.
 
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On thinking about it a bit, I don't think it'd be too difficult to adapt a 'standard' Krenov designed woodie to be a chamfer plane - the only difficult bit would be to make sure the groove you put in the sole is 90 degrees, and angles at 45 degrees from the flat. A straight ground iron would do the trick - mebbe a block iron, bevel up. Problem could come accurately setting depth of cut, but if you're used to setting woodie irons, shouldn't be a problem.
 

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Hi Alf

Roger Nixon":35qprejh said:
Here is a plane that could be used for chamfers.\ :)
And it comes complete with Custom Engraving: 6 characters. How can you resist? :lol:

Cheers
Neil

PS Move over quickly, please Gill.
 

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Well,

after a week or so my little Rockler chamfer plane arrived from the states and I got to try it out last night.

It certainly works once its set up right. With carbide tipped blades it is best suited for taking small chamfers. That's fine by me, just what I wanted. The nice thing is that once it has taken the right omount of stock off the edge, the brass vee base prevents any more stock removal.

So you just run a light pass over, followed by the business pass, and you're done. Tiny chamfers would be fine in a single pass.

Martyn
 
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