It’s been about 20 years since I’ve built an infill plane. But when I saw this miter plane kit from Daed Toolworks, I knew I wanted to make another. It’s a miter plane that is sized similar to Bill Carter’s small miters. And Raney has figured out how to make the kit as easy as possible. The sidewalls are copper (easy to bend). The kit comes with a bending form. The infill can be installed with epoxy (no steel pins). And the price is reasonable ($385).
I’m going to start building it in week or two and will show my progress here. As always, this is not sponsored. I pay full retail for every tool.
— Christopher Schwarz
19 thoughts on “New Infill Miter Plane Kit”
Faraday cage and plane in one? Awesome. Can’t wait to see how it looks.
Yep I’m doing one too
Damn that looks cool!
sounds like fun. did that block of wood come with the kit or did you pick it out of your special scrap bin?
Boxwood comes standard with the kit. You can pay an upcharge for a more exotic infill.
On a Friday, this is unfair, I’ve had a few KBS’s
I hopped on this as quickly as I could after his first announcement! I’ve been hoping for a long time a skilled maker would offer something like this, and grateful to be in a position to support it. I chose the African Blackwood, and look forward to seeing the kit when I return home from this business trip
This ought to be welcome news for those who have been waiting since the days of Shepherd Tool.
Ooooooo, me likey!!!
On a mitre plane related note, what ever became of the Wayne Anderson plane that was stolen, found it’s way home but was in sad shape? Did you ever get it back to like new condition? I don’t remember a follow up post to this one: https://blog.lostartpress.com/2014/03/14/after-10-years-my-miter-plane-returns/
It is restored to a 100 percent kick-butt user. But I left the outside ratty because it speaks to the tool’s story. I’ll post a photo soon.
One of the YouTube channels I really like watching is Stavros Gakos. He makes a lot of his tools. Mostly from scratch (though some are restorations). I’ve wanted an infill plane for a long time, well, because, I need another hand plane like I need another hole in my head. I’m tempted to make one completely from scratch. Curious how well my dovetail in wood abilities would translate into metal. Little by little I’ve been making my own hand tools because it’s fun. It would be neat to some day have a mini ATC filled with all of my tools made by myself. Next tool on my list to “make” is the Studley tool chest mallet. I found a rough casting on Jim Bode’s website. Biggest decision is what wood to use. I have enough ash and I know that would work well. Also have some olive wood (not sure who well it would work). Part of me wants to use a more special wood just because if I am going to spend the effort, why not go a bit fancy. I’m not 18 and starved for cash and this isn’t a job, but a hobby, and it sure costs a lot less than golf would.
Hey Joe… is this the same head produced by Bill Martley?
I’ve actually used two infill planes that you built Chris. They are beautiful objects, cherished by their owner Kerry. 🙂
Awww. Thanks. I was happy to trade those with Kerry for a cherry rocker.
I’m still waiting for time to start my Legacy shoulder plane! @lostartpress, did you ever get yours done?
Sadly no. During the “great downsizing” I either gave the kit away or sold it to another woodworker.
As yet, I’ve never used an infill plane of any kind, and gorgeously droolworthy though they indubitably are, temptation has never reached the level where it would outweigh the kind of price usually asked (and justifiably so, I hasten to add).
Nor have I wanted to try making one from scratch – while I’m sure it would be challenging and interesting and lots of good, clean (well, OK, not clean) fun, I rather fear it would also take too big a bite out of the limited time I have for my hobbies, amongst which I do not really count tool making.
This offer from Raney Nelson, though, ticks a sufficiency of boxes for me – attractively priced; by a renowned maker; assembly realistically within my skill set and time budget – that I could not help but put in an order for a kit!
Am looking forward very much both to trying my hand at making a working plane from the kit and (on condition of success with same) to garnering a first experience of an infill mitre plane, so thank you so much, Chris, for the heads-up!
Chris, got some chair chat fodder for you, https://www.the-saleroom.com/en-gb/auction-catalogues/sheppards-auction-house/catalogue-id-srshe10092
Looks very far east( I
Or is it west) Wales
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