This sweet little jem just arrived and it will make the more eliptical bead I need to finish stretchers on a couple 18th century tavern table projects.   I can happily wait on making a pair of snipes bill planes now.  I do like the snipes bill planes made by Hackney Tools ( My jem here is a Sandusky Tool Company 3/8 inch bead molding plane in pretty good condition.  You never know what these babies will look like when you purchase them online, but I’m thrilled with it.

beading plane