|Project by Philip Edwards||posted 07-08-2007 09:39 PM||10893 views||15 times favorited||12 comments|
This is a plane I have been waiting eagerly for! It is a smoothing plane hand made by world famous cabinetmaker James Krenov.
Sadly, Jim has had to give up making cabinets due to his failing eyesight but is still making the odd hand plane. I contacted him and asked to be put on the waiting list. And here it is!
It is an interesting little item – roughly made, no finish applied, a seeming coarse piece. But once you use the plane it is obvious just how much thought has gone into its design. The body is shaped asymmetrically, which is not obvious at first. This makes it very comfortable in the hand (and thankfully I’m right-handed, like Jim, as it is made for this grip)
I am a big fan of Mr Krenov’s work. I could never afford one of his cabinets so am grateful to be able to own this small piece of his work.