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Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100

Vision of me shaping cutting tail lift into a hand shape using a Skil 100 Planer. Im starting the cut on full depth then blending it out by sliding the cutting depth lever. The power cord is wrapped over my wrist & arm to lessen the chance of running over…

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Some vision of me shaping blending the top edge of the main rail band with

Some vision of me shaping blending the top edge of the main rail band with a Skil 100 Planer. The cutting blade depth lever is on the front shoe of the planer & I’m adjusting the depth of cut by slightly moving my hand on it as I go around the rail. The…

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Some vision of me shaping using a Skill 100 Planer

Some vision of me shaping using a Skill 100 Planer. After cutting the Concave into the bottom I’m blending it out towards the rail in front third of the board. On a Skill 100 Planer the cutting blade depth lever is on the front shoe of the planer &…

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Some vision of me shaping using a Skil 100 planer on its side to blend

Some vision of me shaping using a Skil 100 planer on its side to blend the rounded square tail & the bump wing area of the plan shape into the outline. The cutting blade lever is on the front shoe of the planer & I’m adjusting the depth of cut by…

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Banding the rails with a Skil 100 planer on my 1979 Retro 7’4″ single fin

Banding the rails with a Skil 100 planer on my 1979 Retro 7’4″ single fin. It’s the longest board in the three board quiver from that year which I’m now in the process of recreating. To roll the rails on a hand shape consists of one…

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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. 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. 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. 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. 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.( 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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