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Plane Sets

After receiving favourable comments on the planes I built for my Canadian shop and with the encouragement of some forum friends, I decided to take the plunge and build a few sets for sale. Each set will include one each of the three shown. The blades are from Ron Hock at Hock Tools and the woods in the current batch are my local Vancouver Island Arbutus (Madrone) and Garry Oak along with accents in Queen Ebony (Tubi).

One set is already sold and one set has been sent off to a friend for a “second opinion” confirmation that I’m on the right track. I like them a lot myself but it’s hard to be objective about your own work.

If things work out I’ll offer options of owner’s initials on the opposite side from the maker’s mark and a custom (marquetry) box to keep them in.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

If I hadn’t bought my new planes awhile back I would probably buy these from you Paul. I know that if you are satisfied with them that they must be excellent and the shaving in the photo bears that out.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway

I’d love to see a display photo in the box.

-- Losing fingers since 1969

I won’t be making boxes on spec Brian but they would be along the lines (although not as elaborate) of mine.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

That’s beautiful. Excuse the noob question, but what is the hammer for?

-- Losing fingers since 1969

There are actually two mallets in there. They are for adjusting the planes and setting the wedges. To increase the cut, you tap on the blade and then the wedge. To retract the blade (decrease the cut) you tap on the heel of the body and then the wedge. The large plane in the new sets has a striking pin on the top of the front of the plane body. Striking it will also retract the blade.

-- The early bird gets the worm but its the second mouse that gets the cheese.

These are beautiful. You could probably have a wooden plane business…but that would probably take the fun out of making them.

-- Rob, Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario

Magnificent plane set, and I love the box. I don’t see any way it could be improved.

Your work is always outstanding Paul ,beautiful.

-- woodworking classes, custom furniture maker