Monday, November 10, 2008

Ready.........kinda


Hi Folks
Just finished in the workshop - I'm finally happy with the planes I've made for the Kentucky show. Amazing how much work goes into a plane. The initial work goes quickly but the finishing details and tuning takes easily as long again. Then after a few days the plane needs another fettle once it has settled down.
The Blackwood Miter plane looks awesome - I'll take some "studio" shots tomorrow. That wood is just spectacular, and I'm already worrying about obtaining some more. The sheer weight of it is shocking - this is one plane that definitely doesn't need a brass sole! And it always amuses me the way the shavings curl out of a skew plane :)
Tomorrow will see me packing and panicking (probably in that order). Can't wait to get to the US, though.
Cheers
Philly

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

They look lovely, Phil - I reckon you'll come back with a few orders.

Cheers ;-)

Paul Chapman

Philly said...

Thanks Paul - hope so!
Cheers
Phil

Matt Vanderlist said...

Phil, really looking forward to meeting you in person this week.

I've been a longtime admirer of your work and knowing you'll be on this side of the Atlantic is pretty exciting.

Matt from MBW.

Anonymous said...

Phil

Loving the look of the new planes. I think you and I may need to have a converstion about ome of them when you get back :-)

All the best for your American trip

Cheers, Ed Sutton

Philly said...

Matt
Looking forward to it! Make sure you say "Hi"!
Ed
Thank you - just drop me an email ;)
Cheers
Phil