If you have been putting off buying an insert from toolmaker Paul Hamler that converts a bench plane to a scraper plane, you might want to start checking your couch cushions for change.
Hamler reports that he has 40 of the inserts remaining that convert a Bailey-style plane to a scraper plane, and one insert that converts a Bed Rock plane to a scraper plane. Once these are gone, it’s going to be about a year before he makes any more. That’s because right now, he’s building miniature Kentucky long rifles.
I quite like my Hamler scraper insert and have it attached to my Stanley No. 6. You can read a review of the insert here in this earlier blog entry.
The inserts are $150 plus $10 postage. You can contact Hamler at email@example.com.
– Christopher Schwarz