Monday, February 20, 2012

Jack Planes....

Hi Folks

One option I offer on my traditional Jack Plane is to have it made as a "Panel Plane". Essentially this means the plane is a large smoother instead of a Jack - see the photo below for the obvious differences. A straight iron instead of cambered and a tight mouth - combine this with a high angle bed and you have a superlative smoothing plane with increased heft and a comfortable handle. The added length of the sole over a smaller smoothing plane can be a benefit if you are smoothing large pieces like a table top.

In other news I was saddened to read this article on fake infills that have been sold on Ebay - if you are ever offered a second hand "Philly Plane" please feel free to contact me to check its authenticity.

1 comment:

Ethan said...

Very disturbing news about the whole eBay thing, Phil.

None of it makes sense, though, if she really is the wife of Tony Murland...

Wouldn't want to publicly speculate further without more information. Buyer beware is the best advice one can learn from this, though, right?

If it looks too good to be true, chances are it is.