Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Long Planes....

Hi Folks
Bench planes work best as a team - using a smoother to do all your planing work is not the most efficient way to work. A Jack plane will bring a rough board quickly into a workable state, ready to be made "tried and true" with a Try plane. The Try plane (or Jointer) has the longest sole of all bech planes and excels at making surfaces and edges flat and straight. The longer the sole, the truer it will plane. Even if you use machines to prepare your timber you will be surprised just how far from true those boards can be - a quick swipe with a Try plane will reveal the truth!
We had a quite a few long planes leaving the workshop over the last few months, some 30 inches long. That's longer than a #8! We are also able to customise planes to your intended purpose, so high/low pitch angles, different blade widths, timber choices and even 18 Century features like offset totes are available - you have only to ask.

Back to the bench....


Jamie Bacon said...

Those look amazing. I love the traditional look and the diamond strike buttons. I'd love to have you make a single iron try plane for me in just this style one of these days. You do fantastic work! Better start saving my pennies.

Philly said...

Thanks Jamie - glad you like the planes!

Anonymous said...

Hey There,

Those planes look familiar, in fact they look like two that I was using earlier today and of course they perform as well as they look:)


P.S I am certain that the 3rd Bench Plane will perform just as well.

Kitchen Benchtops said...

A wooden plane seems nice for this kind of work, light and warm to hold.