Model Maker's Block Plane

Price: $75.00
Product ID : 1-100

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Model Maker's Block Plane

This delightful, small tool fits snugly in the palm of your hand. It is a miniature work-horse — ideal for all sorts of chamfering and trimming jobs. Overall length, including the squirrel-tail handle, is 4-7/8". The sole is 1-1/4" wide x 3-1/2" long.

Ductile Iron body, Bronze cap.

  • Blade is 7/8" wide, 1/8" thick, A2 steel.
  • Blade bedded at 12º.
  • Weight is 8 oz.

Use

Model Maker's Block Plane

Our Model Maker's Block Plane is a miniature workhorse that will fit in some tight situations better than any other Block Plane. This delightful, small low-angle tool fits snugly in the palm of your hand, and is ideal for all sorts of chamfering and trimming jobs.

Blade Sharpening:

The blade comes ready to use. Slight additional honing will increase performance. A secondary bevel of up to 5º helps achieve a razor edge quickly. This also improves edge life in hardwoods. For more information on advanced sharpening we suggest David Charlesworth's DVD Hand Tool Techniques Part 1: Plane Sharpening.

Blade Adjustment:

Slightly loosen the pressure of the cap and advance or retract the blade. Tighten the thumbscrew.

Tool Care

Materials:

We use Ductile Iron for the bodies. These castings are fully stress-relieved, a process that removes inherent stresses and ensures that the tool will remain flat and true. The cap is Manganese Bronze.

The blade is A-2 Tool Steel hardened to Rockwell 60-62, cryogenically treated and double tempered. Our heat-treating technique ensures that the blade will take and hold a very fine edge for a ling time. After heat-treating the blade is fully surface ground on the top, back and cutting edge, giving a smooth, flat surface that will take a mirror finish very quickly. The 1/8" thickness provides solid, chatter-free cutting.

Maintenance:

The sole is finished flat to a tolerance of less than .001". Depending on how much use your tool gets, an occasional light sanding with 400 or finer wet/dry paper on a flat surface will keep the sole in as-new condition. You should oil and wrap your tool after each use. We recommend Jojoba Oil, a vegetable oil based product. It is non-toxic, odor-free and easy to use. Also, in our shop, we use a fine abrasive handblock to remove any light surface oxide from tool bodies and blades. Jojoba Oil and the abrasive handblock are available from us.

Guarantee:

Materials and workmanship are guaranteed for the life of your tool. Call for repairs or replacement parts. We are available for advice if you ever have a problem using your tool.

Proposition 65 Notice:

Bronze and brass alloys contain lead, a chemical known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects, or other reproductive harm. Wash hands after handling.