Tool Test: J. Wilding Moving Fillister Plane
Vintage moving fillister planes are easy to find but can be tricky to restore because of all the moving parts and the general wear and tear these tools endure. If you don’t want to buy a metal moving fillister, then I highly recommend you check out the work of Jeremiah Wilding, a young planemaker who specializes in 18th-century style planes.
During the last year I have put a handful of his planes to work and have been impressed with the way they function and look – his attention to detail is impressive. This year, Wilding loaned me a moving fillister plane – a design he had been working on for some time.