Hand Tools Archive

Leo Fender
Response To:
Re: American thievery ()

david weaver
I'm assuming that's Karl Holtey as I haven't seen anyone else milling infills to a pattern (though I'm sure the older planes had them roughed before hand fitting as a matter of labor).

I've never had one of Karl's planes, it's out of my range more or less but probably nobody will chance in to one by accident.

Makers who can make good wares without knowing how to use them do come along sometimes, though. Leo Fender comes to mind. I don't think he ever learned to play guitar, but he's practically the Leonard Bailey of the electric guitar and bass. He sought constant feedback from professionals from what I recall, though.

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