|Project by Caleb James||posted 12-27-2012 03:39 PM||3117 views||11 times favorited||13 comments|
I have new plans for the year. I have for some time now wanted to make wooden planes in an 18th century style. I love how those plans function and are so simple in many ways yet reflect a hight of refinement that can be so appreciated. To think, they could make such objects of functionality from such basic materials is a marvel to me. I enjoy setting up and tuning a plane that I have made.
So with that in mind I will be making those planes and selling them so I can continue to make them and also put some useful tools in the hands of those that want to use them. Also I will have to plan to do this as I have the time and proper materials. Beech is so abundant in this country yet it is not commonly cut for commercial use and thus it is very difficult to acquire the cut of beech needed to make these planes properly. Now I have a good source already lined up and hope to offer some beech made planes in the coming year.
For now I will be making them in quarter sawn walnut and do some postings of my processes as I can get to it.
Here is a video of it in operation.
I have this and others at my Etsy shop. www.kapeldesigns.etsy.com. I also blog at www.calebjameschairmaker.com