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Some vision of me working on a rail band with a Skil 100 Planer

Some vision of me working on a rail band with a Skil 100 Planer Some vision of me working on a rail band with a Skil 100 Planer. It’s a KKL computer cut which comes with the rails already banded but I re – templated it taking about 1/2″ off the outline which squared the rail so it needed some planer work.…

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This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite &

This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer's, it's my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for This is one of my back up Skil 100 planer’s, it’s my second favourite & it has been seriously well cared for. They are highly prized as they are no longer available to buy new. Originally designed for builders & carpenters but discovered…

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This is my Skil 100 electric planer

This is my Skil 100 electric planer This is my Skil 100 electric planer.( you have no idea how much I love this tool !! ). I bought it in Hawaii in 1978 after spending time shaping with Dick Brewer using his Skil. I couldn’t believe how much better it was than the “Towa” I’d…

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Blending rail bands yesterday with my Skil 100 Planer

Blending rail bands yesterday with my Skil 100 Planer Blending rail bands yesterday with my Skil 100 Planer. As well as using the planer to cut with normal forward motion I also use the back cutting motion as well. Not just on the rails but also in other aspects of shaping with a planer. I find the back cutting motion…

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Cleaning up the bump wing, rounded square tail outline with a Sureform after doing most

Cleaning up the bump wing, rounded square tail outline with a Sureform after doing most of it with a Skil 100 Planer on its side Cleaning up the bump wing, rounded square tail outline with a Sureform after doing most of it with a Skil 100 Planer on its side. ( part 2 from yesterday’s post ). The board is one of my new “Bushranger 2” models & is a stock board for…

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I’ve drawn a bump wing rounded square outline onto the tail of this “Bushranger 2”

I've drawn a bump wing rounded square outline onto the tail of this "Bushranger 2" model & I'm using a Skil 100 planer on its side to take off the excess foam & get close to the pencil line I’ve drawn a bump wing rounded square outline onto the tail of this “Bushranger 2” model & I’m using a Skil 100 planer on its side to take off the excess foam & get close to the pencil line. The Skil planer has a lever on the…

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Banding the rails on an angle

Banding the rails on an angle Banding the rails on an angle. I’m using a Skil 100 planer to plane off the bottom edge of my first 45 degree rail cut. When I first started shaping I think it was Geoff McCoy who showed me how to always place the power cord over my arm as it decreased the…

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Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer

Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer Banding the rails with a Skil 100 Planer. To shape a rail on a fully hand shaped board consists of cutting one deep 45 degree angle cut from nose to tail. Then the top & bottom of that cuts edges are planed off. This gives you a rough rail shape which can be…

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Shaping action, cutting in & blending the nose rocker curve

Shaping action, cutting in & blending the nose rocker curve Shaping action, cutting in & blending the nose rocker curve. This board is a total hand shape from a Burford Blank, (not a computer cut pre shape). The nose entry rocker is one of the most critical parts of the shaping process. It’s where the water…

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Shaping action blending in a concave yesterday

Shaping action blending in a concave yesterday Shaping action blending in a concave yesterday. This one is going to be a new model & it’s a hand shape from a Burford Blank. Prior to the vision I’ve run the planer straight along the stringer cutting in a 1/8″ deep slot which fades…

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