Monday 12 November 2012

Instrument Making Planes.

Kevin follows my blog and sent me these photos of some planes he has made.
My first impression was how sleek they looked but I wondered how comfortable they would be to use.
Then I realised how small they were and spotted the finger recesses which are clearly designed for one handed use. The blade top nestles in the palm of your hand, hence the rounded top.

 The plane above is made from maple and cocobolo with a fine home made Damascus blade.

The plane on the right (as well as the first shots) has snakewood sides and a boxwood centre.
If anyone else has had a go at their own planes it would be great to see them.

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