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Have you tried to get on the email listing from Patrick Leach at Superior Tool? He puts out a listing of tools around the first monday of each month. As for eBay, I haven't had any good experiences with it and I tend to avoid it and look else where. Ciao Ralph, I bought from ebay around the world more than two hundred woodworking tools mostly planes and only 4 or 5 times I had not good experiences with it. It seems to me an acceptable risk percentage.
Home Articles The Stanley No. The Stanley No. Produced from until as late as , this majestic contraption was touted as "a planing mill within itself," capable of cutting any molding profile imaginable. Unlike wooden molding planes, which could cut only a single profile and so had to be stockpiled by the trunkful, the 55, a single adjustable body that came with more than four dozen different cutters, could produce an endless variety of molding profiles.
For those trained in an English tradition, it is a common, useful tool for gradual beveling of leather, especially around the turnins and caps. While a Scharfix or Brockman type paring machine is useful, you would have to do a lot of sanding if you want a long, gradual bevel found on English fine bindings, and for reducing thickness in the spine area. It is invaluable for conservation, because one can selectively pare areas to the precise thickness desired.