Hand Tools Archive

Subject:
Razee
Response To:
Re: southern suppliers... ()

Jack Dover
Just for the record, Cecil Pierce cites aesthetic reasons only, something along the lines "a non-razeed plane was considered a clunker around the yard". If memory serves me right, most of his planes were of a jack size, so maybe weight wasn't really an issue. How much much weight would be shaved by razee-ing a jack or a smoother anyway?

I do agree with him on aesthetic being important, most shop-made planes that aren't copied from classic designs are quite... repellent? Laminated planes seem to suffer the most, for whatever reasons makers seems to compete for the most pretentious artsy shape ever.

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