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Some shaping vision from yesterday, I’m using a Skil 100 planer on its side to

Some shaping vision from yesterday, I'm using a Skil 100 planer on its side to blend the rounded square tail into the bump wing area of the plan shape outline Some shaping vision from yesterday, I’m using a Skil 100 planer on its side to blend the rounded square tail into the bump wing area of the plan shape outline. The cutting blade lever is set to a minimal cut depth. #skil100planer #skil100 #mrbushrangermodel…

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Some vision of me blending the edges of the three main rail bands with a

Some vision of me blending the edges of the three main rail bands with a Skil 100 Planer Some vision of me blending the edges of the three main rail bands with a Skil 100 Planer. The model I’m shaping is a “Super Twin” & the blank is a Burford. @burfordblanks @slimes_surf_skate #twinfinfevercatchit #twinfinsforever…

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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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