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The Veritas skew rabbet plane review contains information, details and photos on
the Veritas left-hand and right-hand skew rabbet planes.
The Veritas skew rabbet plane is designed for creating accurate rebates including
being able to work cross-grain.
The Clifton 600 flat spokeshave is the latest new tool to be added to the Clifton
tool range. The spokeshave is made from Sheffield malleable iron / spheridal graphite.
Malleable iron is an extremely tough metal which is advertised as almost
The Chesterman Constantia tape measure has a woven linen tape, a brass winder and
a solid leather, hand-stitched, lined case with a special waterproof lining.
The tape typically measured with the measurement commencing from the outside of the
ring at the end of the tape.
The Stanley jointer plane number 8 is the longest of the standard Stanley bench planes
at approximately 23 7/8 inch (606mm) in length, 80mm wide with a 66mm (2 5/8 inch)
wide plane blade. This plane is often referred to as a Stanley jointer plane.
The Stanley router number 71 is a two-handled hand tool used for cutting, cleaning
and smoothing grooves. The Stanley 71 is referred to as an open throat router due
to the raised hollow arch at the front of the router.
The Record jack plane number T5 otherwise known as a Technical jack plane is unique
in design. The T5 is 33cm (13 inch) in length, which is approximately one inch shorter
than most number 5 jack planes. This inch was taken off of the rear of the plane.
The Marples smoothing plane number M4 1/2 is fitted with a Beech rear handle,
a Beech front knob, a 'Marples' lever cap, a cap iron and a Marples
blade. The blade rests on a flat faced frog.
The blade can be easily adjusted laterally using the lateral adjuster
found behind the blade.
The Marples transitional jack plane is made with a Red Beech body, rear handle and
front bun, it has a cast iron lever cap, and brass depth adjuster wheel.
It was advertised in catalogues as having an "unbreakable body and comfort in
handling generally associated with the older type Wooden Plane".
The Edward Preston smoothing plane number 1340 is a 25cm long malleable
iron plane with a Preston Patent depth adjuster and a lateral / side adjuster.
The plane was fitted with a bulbous front knob with a 47mm diameter and it has a
distinctive rear handle.
The Disston D8 hand saw was the most widely produced saw out of the range of Disston
saws. There were many variations of the D8.
The handles on old D8 saws were usually made from Apple wood.
Later D8 saws were made from selected hardwoods, usually Beech.
The William Marples block plane number M102 is a small 14cm plane with an in-built
short finger pad front knob.
The blade depth is adjusted by manually setting the blade in the desired position
and then locking the blade in place by securing the lever cap.
The Stanley block plane number 140 is a skew block plane (with an angled mouth)
and usually a Rosewood wooden front knob.
The right hand side of the plane (as looking from the rear) is detachable.
The side is held in place by two screws.