Monthly Archives: April 2015

The Panel Raising Plane

Panel Raising Plane

Panel Raising Plane

The panel raising plane is currently out of stock.  Anyone interested in purchasing one should contact us for an estimated delivery. Signing up for the newsletter will give advanced notice of  upcoming production plans.    

We are pleased to announce the introduction of our next product, the Panel Raising Plane.  Based loosely on a design by plane maker Tod Herrli, this plane will cut a 1/8″ deep fillet around the field of a panel, along with a 1 3/8″ wide bevel that slopes down to the last 3/8″, which then becomes a 1/4″ thick tang that will fit into the groove of the stiles and rails in the frame.  With a blade bedded at 45 deg and skewed at 30 deg, it will cut cleanly on both long and end grain.  It is designed for use with 3/4″ thick stock, and will stop cutting when the finished depth is reached. The plane is different from most panel planes in that it is only 10″ long; similar in length to molding planes.  Being shorter is an advantage when raising short or narrow panels, as it is easier to control. Because the panel would already be flat, the extra length is not needed.  The back is contoured for the user’s palm to sit comfortably when pushing.

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Panel Raiser with profiled sample

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Panel Raiser rear view

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Throat detail showing skewed blade

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Scoring knife detail

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Contoured rear handhold

The plane features a scoring knife to sever the grain in front of the blade to prevent tear out when doing the end grain.  The blade is 5/32″ thick o-1 tool steel, (the scoring knife is 1/8″ thick), hardened and sharpened for use.  The irons are also tapered in thickness.  The wood used is quarter sawn American Beech, finished with Minwax Antique Oil Finish.   To visit the store, click here.  Come and see it at our upcoming shows!