Ibex Violin Makers Planes are the finest available. Designed by Irving Sloane, they are cast in silicon bronze and feature a convex bottom designed for easy shaping of curved surfaces. The large thumbscrew allows quick and secure adjustment of the chrome vanadium steel blade.
Bottom curvature is both front to back and side to side.
8mm blade, 25mm length
10mm blade, 30mm length
12mm blade, 36mm length
18mm blade, 47mm length.
Standard and toothed replacement blades available.
Built to the same specifications as the violin planes but with a flat sole and parallel sides. Perfect for instrument making and all woodworking where a small, precision plane is needed. 60mm (2 3/8″) length with 22.5mm (7/8″) blade width. Standard blade supplied. Toothed replacement blade (sold separately) makes planing highly figured wood easier.
A larger version of the Ibex violin planes featuring an adjustable frog mechanism. Moving the frog forward or back changes the blade throat opening for precise planing control. Cast bronze construction with high-carbon steel blade.
Two styles available…Flat Bottom and Convex Sole (curved side-to-side and front-to-back.)
Perfect for instrument making and all woodworking where a precision palm plane is needed. 90mm (3 1/2″) length with 27.5mm (1 1/16″) blade width. Standard blade supplied.
Lutz brass violin planes are patterned after the traditional German tools used by generations of European luthiers. These polished cast brass tools feature convex soles (arched side to side and back to front) and a fine, high carbon steel blade held firmly in plane by a heavy thumbscrew cap.