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Ray Iles

Ray Iles

Ray Iles was one of the last people to learn the trade of toolmaking from the little mesters of Sheffield. As well as being one of the country's foremost authorities on 20th century tools, Ray also makes a superb range of new replacement cutting irons, green woodworking and chairmaking tools from his workshops in Lincolnshire.
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  1. Ray Iles Plane Iron RI021 2 inch

    £26.30
    Ray Iles RI021 2 inch (50mm) plane iron, 3mm thick O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61. Ray Iles RI021 to fit the following smoothing planes and jack planes:
    • Stanley No.4 (Bailey pattern or Bedrock pattern)
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    • Quangsheng No.!<
    • Stanley No.5 (Bailey pattern or Bedrock pattern)
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    • equivalents
    Planes that originally had thin...
  2. Ray Iles Plane Iron RI021S 2 inch

    £26.30
    Ray Iles RI021 2 inch (50mm) plane iron 2.5mm thick made from O1 carbon steel hardened to RC59-61. This high quality thin iron is designed as a drop in replacement for valuable old tools where alteration of the mouth may adversely affect their value. Installing a Quangsheng or Clifton cap iron with this blade will give 80-90% of the benefit that would be achieved with a thicker iron. Ray Iles RI021S to fit the following smoothing planes: ...
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