I spent a few hours yesterday making and tuning a spill plane.
A spill plane does one thing only. It makes spills. Spills? They are long curly shavings used in the day before matches to say light a pipe or a lamp. You light it in a fire, and carry the fire to where you need it. Ebenezer Scrooge used one in the 1930s version of A Christmas Carol.
Anyway, here are the pictures. And BTW, I think the better half IS right. After all, I do have a lighter, and more than a few strike anywhere matches.