Ebony Chamfer Plane
Made by the same craftsmen that make the 3-1/4" Ebony Trim Planes, this larger Ebony-bodied tool is an astonishingly useful plane. Its 5" x 2" wide flat sole has a removable 3/4" wide fence attached in place on the sole to allow the user to cut chamfers easily (both 45° and 60°) and very fast on the edge of long pieces. The width of the chamfer (which can be up to 7/8") may be accurately controlled by clamping a stop along the top surface. We like chamfers because even a small chamfer "relieves" a hard 90° edge both visually and to the touch.