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Project by Philip Edwards posted 2238 days ago 11926 views 15 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

HI Folks
Thought I’d share a plane I’ve made a few of recently – the Moving Fillister.
It is a plane for making rebates – it has an adjustable fence to allow you to cut various width rebates and an adjustable brass depth stop to vary the depth of the rebate. And here’s the cool thing – the plane has a skewed iron and a nicker iron to allow rebates to be cut across the grain as well as along it.
The plane is made from quartersawn English Beech and has the corner reinforced with boxwood to prevent wear. The thick 3/16 iron and brass hardware make the plane quite hefty – useful when making wide cuts.
Hope you like,
best regards
Phil





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GaryK

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#1 posted 2238 days ago

Looks great! That is some excellent workmanship.

What kind of boxwood is the corner made from?

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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lazyfiremaninTN

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#2 posted 2238 days ago

Sharp, I really like it.

-- Adrian ..... The 11th Commandment...."Thou Shalt Not Buy A Wobble Dado"

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Texasgaloot

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#3 posted 2238 days ago

Whoa! Very cool!

-- There's no tool like an old tool...

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Dorje

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#4 posted 2238 days ago

Like it? Love it! That boxwood corner join looks super…

Curious what the bottom looks like…what kind of hardware did you use for the adjustable fence?

Does that knurled knob on top have any thing to do with the fence? Or, does that stop the depth adjustment? Tell me more!

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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#5 posted 2238 days ago

Absolutely beautifully done Philip. Here's an old one for comparison.

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Davesfunwoodworking

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#6 posted 2238 days ago

Very nice hand plane. May I ask where did you get the hardware for the plane? What a great job you did. I really like the english beech. What a great hand plane to have in the shop. WOW!!!! GREAT JOB!!!!!

-- Davesfunwoodworking

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Daren Nelson

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#7 posted 2237 days ago

That looks like a very fine tool indeed.

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Douglas Bordner

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#8 posted 2237 days ago

It’s a thing of beauty, Phillip.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#9 posted 2237 days ago

I love planes… that one looks terrific, very fascinating! GREAT POST!!

—Steve

-- As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another. (Proverbs 27:17) †

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#10 posted 2237 days ago

Thanks for posting this Phil. Good to see one of your more recent items.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

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Philip Edwards

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#11 posted 2237 days ago

Thanks for the positive comments, Gents!
Gary – the Boxing is done with English Boxwood (my private stash!).
Dorje, the brass knob adjusts the depth stop height. Underside of the plane looks like this…

That’s a good price for your vintage example, Stewart!!
Dave, I made all the hardware (and the irons) from scratch.
And thanks to Wayne for prodding me to post some more projects ;)
Cheers
Phil

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Dorje

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#12 posted 2237 days ago

Phil – does the depth stop height get locked in place somehow? How much backlash is there in the depth stop adjustment? (I’m not asking for anything too technical here – just a description!) Is it firm enough to hold things in place on it’s own with out vibration causing it to change?

-- Dorje (pronounced "door-jay"), Seattle, WA

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Philip Edwards

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#13 posted 2237 days ago

Dorje
No, no locking mechanism (although some planes were offered with a locking screw on the side). I found making a well fitting mechanism with minimal backlash meant a locking nut was unnecessary. When making rebates by hand you need to mark out the rebate with a marking gauge so you can see how the work is progressing – have you seen Don McConnells DVD “Traditional Molding Techniques”? He shows the correct use of these tools – well worth getting hold of!
Hope this helps
Phil

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#14 posted 2237 days ago

Phil,

Beautiful plane, inspires me to try my hand at them again.

-- Derek Tay, Venerate the Tree Design

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Jon3

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#15 posted 2237 days ago

Very nice. Once I get some other projects out of the way, some hand-made tools are next on the list!

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