From the Workshop

October 18, 2010

Window to my workshop 46

As I am currently working on a small batch of No 982 14 1/2″ panel planes I thought I would show this picture of all the component parts of the smoother.   Most of the parts are going to be the same.

This picture excludes taper pins, handle, lever cap, screw and adjuster.

There will be more pictures as I work through the project.


  1. I just found my new screensaver…

    Comment by Adrian Baird Ba Than — October 18, 2010 @ 5:40 pm

  2. I’m amazed! How did you know that the brass cylinders would perfectly deform into cones without splitting or deforming unevenly? Is there a technical reason why they are milled as cylinders rather than cones – or is it just that would be unecessary work?

    I hope you keep making planes for a long while yet so I can save up for one – a smoother for sure.


    Comment by Steve H — October 21, 2010 @ 4:12 pm

  3. Hi Steve

    Thank you for your comments. Although I like to show what goes into the making of these planes I do leave some bits of information out as I like to have some secrets.


    Comment by admin — October 21, 2010 @ 4:56 pm

  4. Well they are a great detail – I can see why you’d keep the method a secret.

    Comment by Steve H — October 22, 2010 @ 11:02 am

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