Thanks to the likes of WayneC, Thos. Angle and Bob #2, I’ve been accumulating hand tools. One of the latest additions to the shop is a beautiful wooden plane. Made from Indonesian ebony and brass, it has an adjustable high-speed steel (Rc62-64) blade.
I bought this plane for three reasons:
1. It was cool to look at.
2. It didn’t cost much
3. I thought my son could play with it and it could be his.
Now, being a son of the metric system, I knew this plane was small. I just failed to take it’s dimensions into account and thus didn’t realize HOW small it is.
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It’s a cute plane for sure but will probably end up on the coffee table as a conversation piece. I honed up the iron, and it cuts fine! If I ever have to put a chamfer on a 1/4 balsa stick, this will be my go-to plane!
Cheers and have a great weekend!
-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)