Vern Burke, SwiftWater Edge Tool Works
You just never know what’s going to come waltzing through the door when I’m out on the road with the mobile sharpening rig .
Today’s little beauty and this week’s restoration project is a scarce Stanley #10 1/2 carriage maker’s rabbet plane (aka “smooth rabbet”).
(not a picture of the actual plane, I can’t restore them that fast )
This is a timeline equivalent to the Type 6 Bailey bench planes (1885-1892) and is the first version of this plane. This is a 9″ long plane, almost exactly size matched to the Stanley Bailey #4 smooth plane (hence the “smooth rabbet” moniker). The original cutting iron has at least 3/4 of it’s length left and plane also has the sliding front section that opens and closes the mouth for softwood vs hardwood work without tearout.
This plane is slated to be finished and available by 04/10/12!
Visit me at any of the following locations:
Elm Plaza, Waterville, ME (Mondays)
Tractor Supply, Skowhegan, ME (Tuesday)
Arundel Flea Market, Rt 1 & Log Cabin Rd, Arundel, ME (Fridays)
298 W Front St, Skowhegan, ME (all other days)
If you’re looking for a special tool, please drop me an
email and let me know and I’ll restore one just for you!
SwiftWater Edge Tool Works provides mobile sharpening services across Maine and mail in services around the world for handsaws, carbide blades, planer knives, hand planes, chain saws, knives, scissors, hair clippers, router bits, and almost any blade!