From the Workshop

September 5, 2012

New Project – A31 Thumb plane

Filed under: New Projects,Window to my workshop — Tags: , , , — admin @ 4:01 pm


Selected wood for my next project – A31 thumb plane (probably the last batch)

Best part of the metal work well on the way


  1. Karl:

    Why the last batch?


    Comment by Scott MacLEOD — September 6, 2012 @ 2:30 pm

  2. Hi Scott

    For the last few years I have been trying to move away from the traditional Norris style planes. I must admit that because I use Norris styles other makers think that it is OK to use my work as a template (rather than the original). I think this is a little bit cheeky as I put a lot of work into enhancing and restyling the original profiles – you can see a direct comparision on my website A13 page.

    I really want to move on with new designs and ideas. However, I will be making matching Chariot and Bullnose planes to go with this Thumb plane.

    If I am to make anymore traditional based planes they will be one offs only and styles I haven’t produced yet.


    Comment by admin — September 7, 2012 @ 4:07 pm

  3. Now there’s an appetizing update on the blog Karl , A27 A28 WOW, and an A31 ,i have the jitters .Please a taster for the A27 SOON .Please do not give up on the Norris enhancements you do .

    Comment by ZigZag — September 10, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

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