I’m starting a new series with this post, figuring that I’ll want to talk more about old and new tools in the future.
I was in a random hardware store today when I saw a couple of these little guys sitting on the shelf. I thought, for $9, why not? Rosewood body, with a small brass wear strip on the bottom. The blade is 7/8” wide, and seems to be positioned well in the mouth. It’s probably a crappy blade, but I’m decent at sharpening, so that should be surmountable.
Looking forward to trying it out!
[This entry was taken from my personal site, Adventures in Woodworking.]
EDIT 2/1/2007: After a bit of googling, I found this plane’s maker on the web: Mujingfang. I also found several reviews of them (both the tiny smoother like mine as well as other Mujingfang planes) and they seem to be very decent!
-- Eric at http://adventuresinwoodworking.com