|Review by TechTeacher04||posted 04-18-2014 09:22 PM||2756 views||0 times favorited||2 comments|
I had contacted rhett after seeing a post about evaluating hand planes. Rhett sent me a care package to share with my students. I run a woodworking club for my 7th and 8th grade students. I recieved a completed plane with test shavings, a plane glued up, a kit ready to be glued and some blades and plane body blanks. I want to publically thank Rhett for his generosity and support of my students wodworking journey. The assembled plane worked perfectly after i adjusted the plane after is journey through the USPS. Some of the shavings are visible in photo. In practice, 7th and 8th graders took to the plane well, however in my setting a metal plane is easier to adjust for the novice level of my students. The stronger students however were able to get good results from the Nice Plane. I recieved an Ash bodied plane to test, I know Rhett is now using Rock Maple and from the pictures on his site look incedible. The Nice Planes also have incredible blades. I am not sure what the hardness is, but based on the time to sharpen the edge was extremely keen and lasted quite a long time as compared to other planes that I have used.