Te one I just bought is flat. I know that I have seen convex or concave, but I belive they were on a Japanese tool website. I also just did a search on Ebay and found a few that looked suitable for surfboards. A couple were actually "antique".
That which can be assorted without evidence was read in an illegal magazine.
I think that a slight concave would be make for a cleaner cut of the stringer but resharpening the blade would be a hassle. Just a simple easy to adjust mini plane with a REAL blade that can be honed to a razors edge.
I paid $35 for this one on Ebay. It is a Luthier finger plane. Because it has no side handles like a spoke shave it is difficult to control. I only use it on knots and funky stringers.
I just resharpened by mini spoke shave and the thing is trashed. The blade will hold an edge for awhile but the screw and body of the tool is almost pau. It is such a shame when you throw a tool away.
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i think you guys should make a dust shoot vaccum attachment. everybody that own a skil will buy one.
i have 6 skil and some need work, would the motor compatible with a skil? what about the front shoe?
you could start selling replacement parts!
How about an inline stroke "sander" only the cutting surface is like a surform or dragon skin. Auto body shops have these sanders with dual stroke, four piston, 18" long, pneumatic in line sanders. No?
I'd give the sander a no.
I'd love to have a clear acrylic (or..) vacuum hood for my Milwaukee (and similar) grinders that would act like the planers do when shaping. If would be great to contain and store the dust from sanding boards in this manner versus having to set up an entire room to handle sanding. The fine dust from sanding infiltrates into everything everywhere quite easily.
As long as we are discussing sanding, a really good palm or flat table type sander also with an efficient vac option would be great that has a REAL ability to remove material quickly while providing blocking/truing action for more precise sand jobs. The palm sanders I am currently using burn out quickly from overheating and are obviously designed for some hobbyist.
A few past & current options to get stringers down.
Bruce the planer pictured to the far left is really a great tool. I don't have one however always wanted to own one. Can you still get them?
I've tried over the years without any luck. I have the same spokeshaves pictured to the right.
haaa'' look at you lot? these guys come along and make a very good product (from what i can see)
i have not seen 1 sugestion here that i would consider having in my room,
sanders in shaping rooms haaaa'' bodgies''
spokeshaves for wood not the best solution to taking down stringers
a small palm block plane kept razor sharp (and there are allready plenty of makers allready)
and if the fip in the tip is what bothers you there is a simple tool to do that job
its a block plane with a low radius sole best made in wood by the shaper (sorts the real ones from the duds)
so how about leting them do what they do best
a smaller model for poor old cnuts that get arm tired like me haaa''
no offence to anyone just my thoughts.
I use my shaping tools to build things for my wife. That way she doesn't complain about all the boards I make.
My collection of Hand Planes ranges from Stanleys to Lieman Nelsons to anything Japaneese.
I would love to have a hand plane made for clean stringers made by HUIE.
Let me know how much money you need and I will send you some US Dollars or I can transfer them in to Australian dollars if you like.
To have a tool made by you would be great to own.
Last coffee table I made for my wife with my shaping tools: Sorry for using exotics from Africa.