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Friday, November 24, 2006


The process of making a Japanese plane body - Plane Dai

The step by step with photos on how to make a dai. Check this out ! Demonstrated by Jay Van Arsdale.

Tuesday, November 14, 2006


Hp-7 Shoulder plane

New shoulder plane from the Bridge City Tools. It doesn't have a tradition look but it's a beauty and well designed tool. The body is milled from brass with adjustable mouth, the iron is A2 tool steel. Retail for $589, not a mass produced plane. Detail here

Sunday, September 03, 2006


Purpleheart body Japanese plane

Tsunesaburo "Meigo-Ryomo". The dai is made with purpleheart not the usual white oak. It looks great but it is not for sale. Link

Saturday, September 02, 2006


Very Expensive Norris Plane

You will know how much it costs after watching the video. It is a very special Norris plane !

Friday, September 01, 2006


Interesting brass sided smooth plane

This plane is constructed with interesting components. The sides are using think brass, the sole is wood, the iron is secured with a bailey type frog and it has the Lingum Vitage? handle and tote. It's a good design becasue the wood sole slide easy against the wood, the frog for easy adjusting and the brass for rust free.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006


Wooden mouse plane

Not to be confused this with a wireless USB mouse. It is actually a hand plane. It has steel sole and walnut burl infill made by Rob Brophy. Note he also made a smaller version of the Norris A6 infill plane.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006


Mujingfang Planes

These planes are excellent value for the money, don't be fooled and think they are cheap. Just need some tuning and they can produce the same results as the H.N.T. Gordon planes or Knight planes for a lot less money.

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Mujingfang factory