Wednesday, July 18, 2012

The Beauty of Beech

Hi Folks
I recently completed a large order of Moulding planes  - having spent many hours crafting these I found myself reflecting again on what a great timber Beech is for wooden planes. Cut on the quarter it reveals its medullary ray figure, transforming into a 3D show of beauty, Beech is a handsome stable timber. And it is close grained and hard wearing (as centuries of hard worked examples will attest!)
So here are a few photo's - I know I've been rubbish keeping the blog up to date. I will try harder :)