Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
question and comment

Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
I think what I am seeing in your plane and David's is what I will call "Krenov plane construction" applied to a "specialty plane". This novel thinking opens up the possibility of making these kinds of planes by a means easy to master, as opposed to chopping them out like a traditional wooden molding plane. You each chose a different means of holding the blade in place, the key to these planes. In your case you used what seems to be a thumbscrew and a steel rod for the pivot. This approach looks easiest if it works. Did you find this arrangement held the blade securely in use?

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