Hamler Scraper Insert For Bailey No.6
A few years ago I purchased a scraper insert from planemaker Paul Hamler. The insert replaced the frog in my Bedrock No.6 creating a great scraper in a long body, ideal for leveling large panels or cleaning up edges. The scraper uses a thin blade that actually flexes slightly during the scrape and produces a beautiful finish no matter how gnarly the wood. The nice thing about the insert is that you can quickly change your No.6 from a plane to a scraper and back again so you don’t have to dedicate a plane body to the insert.
When I got my scraper insert it was the final batch of Bedrock inserts and Paul said he was not going to produce any more inserts, but he recently discovered a batch of 60 rough castings for inserts for Bailey No.6 planes and is in the process of machining and assembling the inserts. These will be the last Hamler scraper inserts. I thought I would give anyone interested a head’s-up, these inserts will go fast. The price is $150.00 plust $5.00 shipping and will have a freshly sharpened blade ready for work.