Planing Boards

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Our adjustable planing boards give you complete control over planed cane results. Our innovative design allows you to fine-tune the width and thickness of your planed cane, allowing you to prepare cane that is perfectly tailored to your gouger and shaper tip. The brass rails slide along inclined grooves in the aluminum base to increase or decrease the distance of the plane blade from the cane bed.

Our planing boards can be adjusted easily and with great precision to compensate for any usage wear on your tools, change in your equipment, or change in reed making preferences. They are ideal for any kind of experimentation, and achieve the highest accuracy and consistency at any adjustment setting.

All of our planing boards can be made to fit any handheld block plane with a width of 2 inches or less. If you already own a block plane, we can make a board to your specifications. If not, we can include our preferred plane (Stanley model 12-960) with your order.

Our oboe planing boards have a vertical range of 1mm, yielding planed cane that is 1.5mm to 2.5mm thick (7.55mm to 9.22mm wide with standard 11mm diameter cane). This range encompasses the ideal dimensions for nearly all gougers and shaper tips, but if you prefer a different vertical range, we can make any of our boards with a custom range at no extra cost.

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rail slide range

We offer planing boards with either fixed or adjustable cane slot lengths. When ordering a fixed length board, you have the option of choosing a custom length. Additionally, if you use cane other than 11mm, we can also modify the radius of the cane slot to suit your needs.

Click here to purchase an adjustable planing board