|Project by JuanVergara||posted 06-29-2016 03:39 PM||2524 views||4 times favorited||9 comments|
Hello, fellow lumberjocks – Haven’t posted here for a while but wanted folks to know that if they plan to attend the Lie-Nielsen open house in Maine next week, I’ll be there as a guest demonstrator with the four infill hand planes in these photos on hand to play with, and I’d love to say hello face to face.
The planes are kissing cousin No. 3 infills – two in ebony, two in rosewood. One in each pair has a more or less traditional knob, the other the bun that until now has either graced or disgraced my planes – the “gasping fish” mouth, as some wag once said.
These planes work well – as they durn well ought, since I’ve been sweating the details on these babies for the last two months plus.
The third photo shows the surface produced by one of these planes on black locust, which, if you don’t know it, is one tough wood. The fourth photo shows the same plane working the wood against the grain.
If you’re anywhere in New England the weekend after July 4, get yourself to Warren, Maine, headquarters of Lie-Nielsen Toolworks, and come see me.
-- Juan Vergara, California, www.juanvergara.net