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Re: Finally have a snipe bill.

Wiley Horne
Really beautiful, Ken. It is almost a miracle to find this plane in that shape.

Here is an interesting article on snipes bills by Matt Bickford.

http://musingsfrombigpink.blogspot.com/2010/12/snipes-bill-planes-introduction.html

Down toward the bottom of Matt’s article, he refers to some research by Don McConnell. Don found in an English source where the snipes bill was used to start a rebate: basically a gauge line was struck, then the snipes bill could be run freehand in this gauge line to create a ledge sufficient to fence a rebate plane. Don demonstrates the technique in one of his videos.

Great find!

Wiley

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