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Ibex Archtop Carving Planes


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High quality planes with a convex bottom, for thicknessing arched instrument tops and backs.

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Ibex Archtop Carving Planes
 
  Item# Description In stock Price Quantity
0330 25mm body / 8mm blade Yes
$65.18

0697 30mm body / 10mm blade Yes
$69.15

0687 36mm body / 12mm blade Yes
$73.25

0331 47mm body / 18mm blade Yes
$84.95

3141 90mm body / 28mm blade Yes
$191.45


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Precision mini planes get into small spaces. Machined from cast silicon bronze, with a chrome vanadium blade that holds an extremely fine edge.

A larger 90mm (3.54") convex model is for carving archtop guitars, cellos and basses. This palm plane features an adjustable mouth to refine the size of the shavings, a great feature when working with figured woods.

Thumbscrew adjustment permits quick blade repositioning or removal for resharpening.

Ibex Finger Planes were designed by pioneering luthier Irving Sloane.

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Ibex Archtop Carving Planes
Ibex Archtop Carving Planes
 
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5 6-01-2013
Wonderfull

Just bought the smaller one. As usual it was delivered in France in 3 days (2-4 weeks in theory). This plane is magical. Carving is so easy with it that it feels like cheating! I'm carving an acoustic guitar body in a single piece of wood. After carving the main shape with gouges and chisel, this plane is a real time saver to adjust the thickness. Only disappointment: it becomes very hot in no time, remember to wear gloves.

Guillaume C  France
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4 1-16-2013
Finger plane

Nice tool, well made, and sets up easily, a bit small, but when sharpened removes wood quite fast. I tend to place my finger in the mouth of the plane which prevents the chips to release, I catch myself and it works fine. Gets into small places, I would recommend it!

terrancem  Savannah, ga
5 10-04-2012
time saver

These convex finger planes are a little pricey but the time you save and the accuracy of each pass saves you tons of time. And time is money. There is no better tool for carving and arch-top instrument, period!

banjerinepickinjerry  Mtn View, Ar Read my reviews (3)
5 12-27-2011
Cuts through walnut like butter!

The blade is one of the sharpest ive had, and it cuts through like the wood is paper! Defiantly worth the cash, saves time and stress, and makes carving a blast!

Julius  Canada Read my reviews (20)
5 2-26-2011
Ibex Convex Finger Plane 36mm

Indispensable tool for creating a carved top by hand. Sharp enough out of the box. Very efficient after a little practice.

Boudewijn  The Netherlands Read my reviews (4)
5 11-05-2010
mmm... curves!

Carved my first arch top front and back. European spruce and mahogany. Twas a pleasure. Once sharpened and set, it worked slicker than snot off a rooster bill. I was apprehensive about attacking the spruce because of the cost, but the plane worked so well that i am very proud of the job I was able to do.

Luke Skywalker  Cairo, Egypt Read my reviews (3)
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