Spill Plane Plan Kit

For those who wish to make their own spill plane, but lacked both the plans and the ability to manufacture a blade, Red Rose Reproductions now offers a package that supplies everything the user needs to make their own, except for the wood blank. The full size plans are copies of a hand drawn “C” size (18″x 24″) print. This includes the plane body, wedge, and for those interested in making their own, the blade. Also included are six color photos of various aspects of the plane, and three pages of construction notes intended to help guide the builder through the process. The blade, made of O-1 tool steel, is hardened and sharpened for immediate use. Nine solid brass screws, used to fasten the left face to the body, round out the kit. While not step by step instructions, all of the relevant information to build the plane is included. We suggest intermediate to advanced woodworking skills for this project. Price for the complete kit with blade is $79, and is available here.

For those who wish to order the plans only, this option is available at check out. Also, the blades are available separately for those who would like to make additional planes, although we would suggest building one plane the first time to work through the process. They make a very unique gift, even to those who are not woodworkers. The spills themselves are fun to give away, and make great mantle decorations.

6 Responses

  1. While I have made several pieces of furniture and 12 acoustic guitars, I have never attempted a plane before. Would you think the spill plane from plans would be within my abilities, or would I need to make other types of planes first to be up for a spill plane? Also what thickness of blank would be needed – I have a beautiful piece of cocobolo whispering it thinks it wants to be a plane.

    1. As far a planes go, the spill plane is relativity simple to build. With its two piece body, The wedge mortise can be cut using a table saw, and there is no fancy profiling of the sole required. The biggest challenge is fitting the wedge to the mortise.

  2. Just wondering Daniel, what is the optimum size of wood blank to create this plane,
    given access to both band saw and table saw? I have purchased the plans and kit,
    but would like to know what size of blank you start with when you do your production runs?!
    Thanks for a great product, can’t wait to create my first hand built plane!

    1. I make the blanks 2″ tall and 1 3/4+” wide. This gives enough waste to rip the blank in two to cut the mouth out. The wedge should be 7/8″ thick and a minimum of 1 3/4″ wide in the square, and at least 6″ long.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *