Wednesday 31 October 2012

Geoffrey Entwistle Planemaker RIP

I'm sad to report the death of plane maker Geoffrey Entwistle in a Hospice over the weekend, my condolences to his family. I came to Geoffrey's work late in his career and unfortunately we never actually met, although in our e mail exchanges he was very courteous and unassuming for one with such talent.
Geoffrey kept a lower profile than some of our other plane makers but was no less able than the very best. I know from conversation I have had with his contemporaries his work was universally admired.

I would appreciate it if you all could circulate this sad news around the wood working community.  

I will leave you with some pictures of his work which I think speak for themselves.


  1. Devastated when I heard the very sad news.
    a truly inspirational man with unabounded time for all who came in contact with him.
    We who knew Geoff will miss him and never forget him. God bless him.
    condolences Greg

  2. I hadn`t heard of him until I read this, that is a beautiful plane.

  3. this is a really nice plan, brilliant curves what kind of Powertools did you use to create this?