From the Workshop

February 13, 2011

Window to my workshop 50

Some pictures of the completed No 982 panel planes (14 1/2″).  I made a limited edition of 8 of these planes, a few were made with the brass cones. 



  1. Hello Karl.Wonderfull pictures as usual but what happened to no.49?

    Comment by lou tucker — February 14, 2011 @ 11:28 pm

  2. hi

    It is there, just further down. I published them in the wrong order and now can’t change it.


    Comment by admin — February 14, 2011 @ 11:54 pm

  3. I noticed the threads on the adjuster are both right handed. Are they pitched differently? I would love to see a post about your thoughts on this aspect, i’ve never seen adjusters quite like yours. Fantastic work, as always.

    Comment by Cory — February 15, 2011 @ 2:11 am

  4. Hi

    The No 982 adjuster that you can see on this blog is only a single thread. You can see it better on my web page here: Though since taking this picture I have made a few revisions.

    I have always favoured a single thread as it keeps station with the blade. I could never understand the Norris idea of using a left hand and right hand threads so both threads work to a common direction, this makes fine adjustments very difficult. In the past I have used two right hand threads as a differential but then there is a danger of the knob crashing into the top of the blade. Single threads are my favourite.

    A blog on adjusters is now in the pipeline.


    Comment by admin — February 15, 2011 @ 9:03 am

  5. Hello Karl ,
    any progess on the adjuster Blog ,
    regards Taffiokra

    Comment by taffioca — June 16, 2011 @ 10:54 pm

  6. Is this blog dead? :(

    Comment by Peter — July 21, 2011 @ 10:58 pm

  7. No, new post today! More to come shortly


    Comment by admin — July 31, 2011 @ 4:58 pm

  8. Hi Taffiokra

    Adjuster blog will happen, but probably piece meal as I make new components.


    Comment by admin — July 31, 2011 @ 4:59 pm

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