From the Workshop

December 22, 2009

Skew mouthed mitre plane

Filed under: Specials — Tags: , , , , , , , , — admin @ 8:56 am

The person who commissioned this plane is no longer with us and I am not sure who owns this plane now.  I did not stamp my name on it as it was not my design.  With the wedge on runners it works well and is comfortable to use.  Now I have dug the photo out it looks better than I remember and there could be possibilies with this design.

skew mouthed mitre plane


  1. Could you please explain what you mean by the wedge is on runners. Thanks

    Comment by Scott MacLEOD — December 23, 2009 @ 2:07 am

  2. Hello K ,is the wedge located with side lugs ( runners ) ? It does look very comfortable to fit in the hand .
    Personally I think it looks a dream ,am I happy I asked .thank you for posting the photos .

    Comment by G10 — December 23, 2009 @ 6:53 am

  3. Hi Scott

    The runners are basically similiar to the old drawer runners, a 1/4″ square fillet of mild steel. There is a groove either side of the wedge corresponding to the runners. Primative but it works.


    Comment by admin — December 23, 2009 @ 9:16 am

  4. Hi

    See the answer to Scott’s question. It is very comfortable and the best ergonomic solution I have seen using a wedge in a mitre plane. Wedges are more ergonomic than lever caps in mitre planes.


    Comment by admin — December 23, 2009 @ 9:19 am

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