|Forum topic by Byron||posted 11-22-2011 07:53 PM||4593 views||2 times favorited||7 replies|
11-22-2011 07:53 PM
So about 2 weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting Stephen Thomas, unfortunately he brought two of his “Loopy” infill planes. I don’t need to say much about these, they do a lot of talking on their own, but someone had a board of hard maple crotch laying around we tried his planes on, and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more pristine surface, it didn’t matter what direction we went.
So Im wondering if anyone has some infill planes of their own or even make them their-self?
Thomas is a woodworker and knows how to make a plane right. After all is said and done he hand scrapes the sole in perfectly flat, uses the plane for a few months to let the metal acclimate in from the process of making it and get adjusted to being in use, and re-scrapes the sole to make it perfect. It seems everything is perfectly thought through and executed. Heres an article about him.
-- Byron Conn, Woodworking/Furniture Design at Rochester Institute of Technology, http://byronconn.com