Today marks the end of a long week. So I think I will take it easy tonight. Most days have been in excess of 12 hours. But, I’m still hoping to get something productive done over the weekend. Next week I will be traveling to Houston, so there will be little opportunity for creativity.
Shortly after I arrived home, my daughter returned from the mailbox with my latest eBay purchase. Yes, it happens to be a handplane. Who could guess? I should try out the series capability and post some other items otherwise everyone will think I am only intersted in hand planes.
I thought I would post a few photos since it is a plane you do not see every day. I’m guessing Phil grew up with one of these in his hand. These planes were used in the United Kingdom as a teaching plane. They were designed with large square sides for shooting. It is my intent to use this as my shooting plane until I find a Stanley #9 or purchase a miter plane from Lie-Nielson. This plane appears to be in new condition although it is missing the side handle that normally comes with the plane. If anyone knows the source of one, please point me in the right direction.
I would like to Introduce the Record Technical Jack Plane T5.
On each side of the plane there is a hole machined for a handle.
This is it with the lever cap and blade removed.
Here is a view comparing it to a Bedrock 605.
Anyway let me know what you think or if you have some other suggestions for a shooting plane, let me know. I am planning to try the Stanley 5 1/2 for this once I get it restored. David Charlesworth uses one I belive.
Take care until next time.
-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov