Norris Style No. 6 Smoothing Plane

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This is my interpretation of a Norris No. 6 smoothing plane. I built it with a steel sole and brass sides. The infill is Honduran rosewood. The iron is a 2-1/4” x 5/32” A2 Hock iron bedded at 50 degrees. I demonstrated this plane at Woodworking in America on a piece of birdseye maple. It sliced right through those birdseyes and left a glassy smooth finish on the wood. Contact me if you are interested in ordering one for yourself.

-- Tony -

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#1 posted 11-08-2013 07:06 AM

Wow, what a beautiful tool. What sort of money would you be asking for one? (please pm me if you would rather let me know that way)

Regards David

-- "These are my principles. And if you don't like them, I have others." ... Cheers, David from Sydney Australia

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#2 posted 11-08-2013 09:04 AM

Stunningly beautiful plane, exquisite workmanship.

-- Dr. Ken, Florida - Durch harte arbeit werden Träume wahr.

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#3 posted 11-08-2013 10:26 AM

What a real beauty….. Love the handle and the dovetails on this really give it class…... Nice work and enjoy this beauty…..

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#4 posted 11-08-2013 11:41 AM

Outstanding craftmanship. I would love to slide it over a piece of fine wood. The handle looks so comfortable.

-- Jan, Free State Province, South Africa

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#5 posted 11-08-2013 11:54 AM

gorgeous and I know I can’t afford it. good luck

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#6 posted 11-08-2013 12:26 PM

Beautiful! I would also like to know what you want for one.

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#7 posted 11-08-2013 12:36 PM

What a beauty.
Outstanding work.
I really would love to try and make some shaves.
I am the lucky owner of both Norris and Spiers planes, and find these planes outdo all my others.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#8 posted 11-08-2013 01:50 PM

Outstanding—a beautiful piece of workmanship. Congratulations on a job very well done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

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#9 posted 11-08-2013 03:17 PM


-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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Tony Strupulis

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#10 posted 11-08-2013 06:04 PM

Thanks to all for the kind words.

Mads, I am envious that you have original infills! I couldn’t find one in the wild so I had to start building them myself!

-- Tony -

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Don W

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#11 posted 11-08-2013 06:10 PM

excellent. Making them is so much fun!

-- Master hand plane hoarder. -

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#12 posted 11-08-2013 06:24 PM

Beautiful plane!

-- Paul, Las Vegas

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#13 posted 11-08-2013 06:25 PM

She is a beaut!

-- Justin - the tugboat woodworker - " nothing changed me like the first shnick from a well sharpened, decent hand plane"

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#14 posted 11-08-2013 08:38 PM

Dear Tony, I feel really lucky one of them was a gift from a dear friend in Scotland.
But I think you have every reason to be a happy man, I sure would if I was you,
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#15 posted 11-08-2013 09:22 PM

More photos of that beauty, please!

-- God exists... But relax, He's not you!

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