Skew Block Plane Fence
We love and recommend the Lie Nielsen skew block planes. They are just perfect for cutting a tiny rabbet on your tailboard when making dovetails so that you can use the rabbet to precisely register the tailboard to the pin-board when transferring the tails (See Rob's method for cutting through dovetails).
What makes the Lie Nielsen skew block plane so useful is it's movable fence attachment. However, the plane does not come with an actual fence to screw to the fence attachment mechanism. The instructions that come with the plane tell you to make your own fence!
We now have done that job for you. Our fence is:
- Specifically designed to fit a Lie Nielsen skew block plane (Left or right handed).
- Made from hard maple.
- Size: 7-1/4 inches x 1 inch x 7/16 inches..
- Pre-drilled with screw holes to fit the Lie Nielsen fence attachment device.
- Comes with two brass Phillips-head screws to mount on the fence (be careful not to over-torque)
Replacing a home-made fence crafted from shop scraps with this beautiful Rob Cosman Skew Block Plane fence has transformed the ease of using my old Lie Nielsen plane. She now cuts much smoother. Not cheap, but we’ll worth the money. Highly recommended. Let me also add that the tracking service provided by the Canadian Postal service made the shipping experience from Canada to UK effortless.
Returned the first one since it was out of square (First photo). Return process was extremely smooth. Second fence arrived but the mounting screw holes were drilled off-center (second photo). This results in a large gap at the front (third photo). I ended up drilling new mounting holes in the correct spot in order to use it. I'm a huge Rob Cosman fan and own most everything in the store, but in retrospect if I were you I'd put your $50 towards a shooting board or RC saw and just make this fence yourself. Rob is 100% correct though that this vastly improves the usability of the skew block plane.
Whilst I have not installed this on the block planer yet it's solar bit of kit and I will know doubt find it useful in my woodworking journey once I unpack my boxes.
Hav not been able to use it yet as they have not sent me the backordered plane yet.
The Skew Block Plane Fence fits perfectly and improves the platform for accurate rabbets.