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Millertyme 10-06-2012 08:53 AM

I do a lot of radius work and was wondering if these types of planes work well or if they are just a waste of time. The base will curve both ways btwhttps://www.google.com/search?q=compass+plane&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&hl=en&client=safari#miuv=2

BigJim 10-06-2012 10:06 AM

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MT, your link didn't work but is this the plane you are talking about? If so I have seen Roy Underhill use it a few times and it does work well, at least for him it did. I would love to find one of those.

Millertyme 10-06-2012 11:29 AM

Sorry about the link. Yes that's the baby. I see them on eBay and am tempted to by one. I want to make sure they are worth the $200 asking price

BigJim 10-06-2012 11:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Millertyme (Post 1025060)
Sorry about the link. Yes that's the baby. I see them on eBay and am tempted to by one. I want to make sure they are worth the $200 asking price

PM Keith, he should know, he has just about every type of plane made, I believe. I do know I would love to have one.

The only down side I saw to them is when you are planing the radius and get to the bottom where the grain changes direction, you have to plane from the other side. When finishing out the bottom cut it can get a little tricky.

Millertyme 10-06-2012 04:49 PM

I do a lot of tangent hand railing and my current method is using a grinder and a spoke shave, but this looks like it would work well. I noticed one online that is electric, set up like a handheld planer but with compass plane parts mixed in.

BigJim 10-06-2012 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Millertyme (Post 1025278)
I do a lot of tangent hand railing and my current method is using a grinder and a spoke shave, but this looks like it would work well. I noticed one online that is electric, set up like a handheld planer but with compass plane parts mixed in.

Wow, you wouldn't have a link to that plane would you. It would be nice if you could have blades that would cut a profile used in a plane like that. From what I have seen you can cut convex with that plane also, if I am not mistaken. That could have been a different plane but it was built like that one.

Millertyme 10-06-2012 05:49 PM

http://www.powergrip.co.uk/power%20t...20Plane%20.htm

kwikfishron 10-06-2012 07:30 PM

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Originally Posted by Millertyme (Post 1025319)

Very cool tool…whether hand or power is there or can there be any curvature to the blades themselves?

BigJim 10-06-2012 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by kwikfishron (Post 1025399)
Very cool tool…whether hand or power is there or can there be any curvature to the blades themselves?

You probably could the hand plane, but doubtful with the electric one. That is a neat plane.


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