Spill Plane, Beech

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The spill plane was a unique 18th century tool that was not used to improve the surface of the wood, but rather to create a shaving with a tight stiff curl that could be used to transfer a flame from one place to another, such as from a fireplace to a candle or lantern. While there are many types of spill planes, the ones that I have made are patterned from an 18th century original, and feature a two piece body, skewed blade, and escapement hole in the side through which the spill exits the plane.

These are made of quarter sawn Beech.

For more information on spill planes, please visit the spill planes page.

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