Monthly Archives: December 2015

Sterling Tool Works plane hammer available here

Sterling Tool Works makes perhaps the finest plane adjusting hammer available today, and Red Rose Reproductions is pleased to offer this fine tool in our store.  This is a tool meant to adjust the set of the iron and set the wedge in a traditional wooden plane, such as the planes made by Red Rose.  The brass head is used to tap the iron, and the wooden head to set the wedge.  This will minimize damage to the plane as would occur when using a steel hammer.  The wooden “spud” is threaded in place, so is easily replaceable, and the hammer includes a spare head made of black nylon, which is nearly indestructible.  Made of a brass alloy and Black Walnut, with a threaded stainless steel stud for securing the wooden “spud”. Please note: This tool in not intended for striking nails or for aggressive hammering. This hammer  is used extensively here in the manufacturing and tuning of our planes.  Price is $135, and is available here. Made in the USA. Highly recommended.

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

VLUU L200 / Samsung L200

Improved Spill Planes in stock

The spill plane is now being produced with a tapered iron, which makes it easier to adjust and remove the blade.  Also, the finish has changed to an oil/varnish (Minwax antique oil finish) and topped with paste wax.  Currently available in three choices:  European Beech, Curly Maple, and plain maple, which has some spalting and light curl. The maple can vary from plane to plane.  Pictured below are the three options. Price is unchanged at $135 for all wood choices.  Ordering can be done here.

European Beech

European Beech

Tiger Maple

Tiger Maple

Maple with spalting

Maple with spalting