Heres some construction details and photos for the benchtop spill plane roy underhill made in the woodwrights shop 2002 season episode 2205. The spill plane was a unique 18th century tool that was not used to improve the surface of the wood but rather to create a shaving with a tight stiff curl that could be used to transfer a flame from one place to another such as from a fireplace to a candle or lantern.
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Before matches became widely available in the 1860s long coiled wood shavings known as spills were used to transfer a flame from one location to another such as from a fireplace to a candle lantern or stove.
Spill plane for sale. Whats a spill plane. This is a spill plane loosely based on darrell larus walk throughthis plane works great. Typically made using a special inverted plane spills burn more slowly and consistently than paper.
Well i never thought that this type of plane would ever be reproduced and low and behold lee valley did just that. I believe this is the only plane designed to produce a shaving as the finished product. I found this one on ebay.
After getting my newly made plane to cut great spills i decided to put the variables to the test. A spill plane is used to make long tightly curled shavings called spills that were used to move fire around in a home the way a match would be used today. By paul sellers 5 march 2012 4.
Oil spill respons c 130a airplane 1200 die cast aircraft plane model inflight. Find great deals on ebay for spill plane. In the days before matches and lighters a.
At the time two of them worked intermittently one worked fine and two didnt work worth a tinkers dam. Its quite unique but i have several of them. I made an odd spill plane of my own design a while back but it was more of an experiment and kind of a cute failure.
Most unique plane ever seen a spill plane being used. To learn more about the spill plane and what it was used for see this post. Since the plane stays still and the wood moves i have been able to clamp the plane down and together and test it before it was glued up.
Lee valley replica spill plane. Or best offer 1300 shipping. These are priced at 135 for the beech cherry and maple and 145 for the figured and strongly spalted maple planes.
Well its a little known specialty plane that creates a shavingcalled a spillthats tightly curled and tapered to a point. It was described as a toothing plane but i could see that that was not what it was as. If they were truly meaningful i should be able to get all five of my other spill planes to work.
All planes are sharp and ready to use right out of the box and have been test cut with the spills included. Skip to main content. Here is their new spill plane.
The spill or spile plane produces long curled matches much cheaper than instantaneous match lights and handy for lighting candles and oil lamps from the fireplace or stove you would never put your candles or lamps directly into the fire. Otagiri no spill mug with bi planes vintage airplane ceramic.
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