Or: A rumination on hand tools as functional eye candy and a review of two Lazarus Handplane Co. planes (more images) (both links contain photos of the planes I purchased). Confessions of a wannabe hand plane collector: Not gonna happen unless I … Continue reading
(Part I will be posted when I make it readable) Here is what the mail person hands you after you sign: a cardboard box containing a pine box containing a plane. Sticks take up the extra space in the outer box … Continue reading
An Ohio transitional razee smoother rebuilt. The cutouts on the blade are finger holds and also work well as snecks to retract the blade.
I got a bad case of the “paint it green” syndrome (aka it is past time for this thing to be done) so a few things got done in a hurry or skipped. Anyway, here is pic of all the … Continue reading
(probably what Plant really meant) A bunch of screws to hold the various bits and pieces to the body. All screws attach via steel inserts potted in epoxy. The inserts have an external thread of 3/8″-16 and were made from … Continue reading
The brass has been installed, the glue has cured and the sides of the brass filed flush with the wood. Now that everything is locked into place, I can finish opening the mouth. I could have left the sides square, … Continue reading
The beech used for this plane body isn’t something I’d recommend for a plane sole (soft), really chewed up and the mouth is a couple of miles too wide so I needed to do something about it. I could slather … Continue reading